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A Register of Portraits Painted by Thomas Sully Arranged and Edited: With an Introduction and Notes

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When a mere lad, just entering my teens, I became pos sessed with the desire to have the autographs of distinguished artists, and with that end in view addressed letters to Rem brandt Peale, Asher Brown Durand, S. F. B. Morse, better known as the inventor of the electric telegraph than as an artist, Thomas Sully, and others, to secure theirs. But even in that incipient stage of the disease, I was not content with a mere signature, so that instead of respectfully soliciting an autograph I concealed my immaturity by asking some per sonal question of each, the answer to which would have an.

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