Saturday, January 15, 2011
1639 19th St. N.W.
Dr. D.L. Huntington
Having in my studio a Portait, painted in oil, of the celebrated “Siamese Twins,” said painting having been executed by a French Artist in Paris in 1836. I thought it would be a fitting subject for your Museum.
I will dispose of it for a moderate price.
Should you think favorable of the offer, it can be seen at my studio or I can send it down for your inspection.
Mrs. V.B. Mullan.
Rec’d for file Jan 15 1884
Monday, September 20, 2010
Surgeon General’s Office,
Washington, Sept 20, 1883.
Surg. D.L. Huntington USA
Have you decided anything in regard to Mrs Mullan’s offer to sell picture of Siamese Twins.
Some 15 or 16 years ago, shortly after the war, when they were here on exhibition, Otis tried to get them to come to the Museum, for the purpose of having a photograph taken; they were willing to come but either their agent or Mr Barnum objected and the project fell through.
Very truly yours
I don’t know anything of the merits of the picture, perhaps it wd be well to have it sent to the museum for inspection, unless the price is too great but I don’t want to hold out any inducements to the vendor. Yrs +c DLH