Letter from CHARLES ELIOT NORTON to GEORGE PERKINS MARSH, dated December 4, 1869.
Dear Mr. Marsh
If young Mr. Astor would like to talk with me about his plans, I should be very glad to see him. I rarely go out before noon, and should be quite at his service any morning of next week.
I do not know whether you keep up your old taste for engravings, but if so, you may
perhaps like to see rather a fine collection of Dürers & Rembrandts which
has lately been sent me from Germany. I propose to return the greater part of them
in a few days. I forgot to mention them to you yesterday. If you care to see them,
& will send me word when you will come to look at them I will be a home. I
have no engagements to take me away I am
as always, with great respect,
Faithfully YoursC. E. Norton.
References in this letter:
This is presumably one of the sons of John Jacob Astor (1822-1890), who served on McClellan's staff in the Civil War.