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As I will then have it lettered in Scotland. Awaiting your early reply, I am
Very respt yours,
/s/ A. Steinmetz

*****

(Letter from A. Steinmetz, Steam Marble Works)
Philadelphia January 16, 1877

Henry Kyd Douglas, Esq. Hagerstown, Md.

Dear Sir:
Yours of the 9th ist was duly received & contents noted. In reply would state I write to the parties who are making the monument in relation to the Artillery &c. which you wished cut on, And they state the monument was shipped from Scotland 16 day ago and is expected to arrive here every day. It is my opinion you had better abandon the idea of cutting those pieces on the three sides. As to get them cut in this country or even in Scotland the expense would be enormous much more than their value would show in appearance. The granite being so very hard it would be difficult to estimate the time it would consume to do such work & thinking that under these circumstances you would give up the idea thought it useless to make designs and forward them to you which would be necessary before giving you any exact figures. Should you wish any additional lettering to that already sent put on any of the 3 other sides Please forward same. Awaiting your early reply.
I am
Very respt. yours
/s/ A. Steinmetz

******

(Letter from A. Steinmetz; Steam Marble Works)
1029 Ridge Ave., above Willow.
Philadelphia March 30th, 1877

Henry Kyd Douglas, Esq.
Hagerstown, Md.

Dear Sir:
Your esteemed favor of the 28th enclosing draft on [Max?] Drexel & Co. for $1350. dolls duly recD. for which please accept my thanks. In reply would say I am very sorry to learn you are displeased with the charges on my bill, which I assure you are not at a high rate & we consider we made them very moderate. I will explain all the items you speak of & want you to be fully satisfied that they are just. As regards the lettering if you remember when you were here I explained how difficult it was to cut letters on this kind of granite & I have charged you 30 cts which is the regular price all over for them which you can readily ascertain by writing to anyone. The generality of letters cut on granite are not half so well executed as those on your mont. & if you have any there to compare them with you can readily see the difference. In relation to the gilding would state I




ID:
wccc010

Creator:
A. Steinmetz

Date:
1877

Collection Location:
Western Maryland Room, WCFL

Contributor:
Sam Pruett, Hagerstown Civil War Roundtable

Subject:
Maryland, History, Civil War, 1861-1865, Registers of dead; Cemeteries, Maryland, Washington County; Confederate States of America, Army, Maryland.

Coverage:
Washington and Frederick Counties (Md.), 1868

 
 
Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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