The Rockville, M. McPherson, Proprietor
N.Y. 3/5 1904
Mr. Samuel B. Arnold
Kindly pardon the liberty of addressing you. I've just noticed an article in an old paper of last year & being very much interested in your life, I take this liberty of asking you if you will be so kind & let me have one of your Photographs with your autograph on Same. & for which I am willing to pay you. & if you hav'nt one to spare will you please be so kind & let know the name & address of some Photographer where I can get one
of your Photographics. I will be more than willing to pay you for your trouble. I sincerely hope & trust that you will be so kind & favor my request which will be highly appreciated & esteemed Hoping to hear from you at your convenience. I thank you before hand & Remain
Respectfully yours A.E. Fostell
- 46 West. 28th St
New, york, city
Yours of the 5th received and contents noted. In reply I beg to state that I have no Photos of myself, outside of the one received from the Polk American, the negative of which I suppose was destroyed in the destruction of its office closing the conflagration 7th & 8th July 1904. Situated as I am it will be impossible for me to furnish you one. I thank you for the interest taken by you in my life, which for the past 40 years to me, has been one of some pain
From A.E. Fostell
46.W.28th St. N.Y
March 14- 1904 No Photo 4272
Mr. Samuel. Bland-Arnold Friendship Anne-Arundel-Co. Md.
Registered MAR 7 1904 STATION - U NEW YORK, P.O.
MAR 7 1904 STATION - U NEW YORK, P.O.