Monday, May 31, 2010

Letter of the day, May 31

We wish we had a benefactor, too.

May 31, 1912.

Mr. Leo Hamburger
Scheffelstrasse 24
Frankfurt, a/M


In reply to your of 21st inst. Enclosing copy of letter of 29th Feby., 1912, relative to the purchase of collection of medals, “Pestilentia in nummis” of the late Mr. Pfeiffer for $10,000, you are informed that there is no money available for this expenditure, and that your suggestion to find some prominent man who would be willing to purchase the collection and present it to the Museum is entirely impracticable.

Very respectfully,
Walter D. McCaw
Lt. Col. Medical Corps, U.S.A.
In charge of Museum & Library Division

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