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00 as a first payment on The Chess Players. You will notice that the check is drawn to The Francis Bacon Foundation, which was created by Lou and me both for the purpose of my research and for the purpose of creating and owning our art collection. Please, therefore, send your receipt to The Francis Bacon Foundation. It looks very much as if we will be able to send you the balance of the amount for The Chess Players in July. 1 Our own experiences quite confirm the opinion that he does not like modern art.
Do you think there is any thing I could send him that would give him pleasure? I am glad you are at work on your book, but I most devoutly hope that you are not neglecting your painting. Don’t be discouraged if the magazines you mention reject the story. It surely ought to find a publisher. I have been a fool and worse, I suppose, about my new book. I neglected till last week to start the MSS [manuscript] on its way, and find that I am too late for publication this fall. All the fall lists are already made out.
The heir to a Pittsburgh steel executive, he amassed a major collection of twentieth-century avant-garde art. Walter Arensberg graduated from Harvard University with a major in English literature, and after considering a career in journalism turned to writing poetry instead. In 1907 he married Louise Stevens and they lived in Boston for the next seven years. His interest in collecting art was aroused when he attended the 1913 Armory Show, from which he purchased lithographs by Cézanne, Gauguin, and Vuillard, and an oil by Jacques Villon.