June 13, 1973 Miss Norma Berger 44 St. Stephen Street Boston, Massachusetts 02115 Dear Miss Berger: You may recall that I have corresponded with you on several occasions about Marsden Hartley and his writings. I have been writing a book on the artists of the Stieglitz Circle as a 1972-73 Guggenheim Fellow and I am naturally including a substantial section on Hartley as one of the leading figures who was close to Stieglitz. I want to say again how much I enjoyed reading Hartley's letters to you which you gave me permission to read at Yale University. In accordance with your wishes, I am not using any quotations from these letters in my book. However, I have found some interesting letters by Hartley in another collection, the Archives of American Art microfilms. These letters include several excerpts which would be very useful to me for quotation in your book. These are very few in number, and I do not believe that my quoting them would harm anyone else's future writing on Hartley. I would like to use these few quotations because Hartley expresses his own ideas better than I can on these particular points. If you are willing to have me quote the enclosed excerpts, which I am sending in duplicate, would you please write me a note on the bottom of one set of sheets saying that I may use them and send them back to me in the enclosed self-addressed envelope. I was told by Mr. Gamett McCoy of the Archives of American Art that your permission would be necessary, and that is why I am writing you. I do hope that you will be sympathetic and will allow me to make this very limited use of Hartley's own words. I believe it will be for a good cause and will do justice to Hartley's memory. I will look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for your consideration of this request. Sincerely, William I. Homer Chairman WIH:bat
William Innes Homer Papers. Georgia OKeeffe Museum Research Center Archives.
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