Dear Bennett:

I am disappointed because I cannot go to San Francisco until after my Eastern trip. Anderson and I go to Northwest Harbor way up in Maine to meet President Eliot and Mr. Cassatt on the thirty-first instaid. It is the only time we can get these two men together this year, and much depends on the meeting as Dr. Eliot is to do the inscriptions of the friezes & the St. Gaudens boys, who are to be present, are to do the statues in front of the friezes of the Washington Station.

I am glad that the report draws on toward the close. We need you here, very much. The down town lake front scheme, as now roughed out, is very magnificent. It will appeal to you. I am thinking of you all the time & long to be there.



To Mr. E. Bennett. San Francisco, CA