Fishkill, N. Y.
Edwin Booth Grossman
Dear Mr. Lenthal -
Please forgive my delay in replying to your letter which I enjoyed reading and did not in any way consider a "breaking in" on my privacy, especialy as it contained so much of interest regarding my family and your collection of Booth mementos. By this time you have no doubt visited The Players with the friend you speak of and I am sure it was a thrilling experience to a young actor who can write as you did, about my grandfather It is a long time since I visited the Club, and in fact I have not
been in New York for a number of years. Let us hope that one of these days my health will permit my going there. I was very interested to learn that from time to time you are giving lectures on the life of my grandfather and that there has been so much interest aroused. I fervently hope that you will soon be able to fill your glass hanging wall cases. During her lifetime my mother donated many costumes etc. belonging to her father to The Players. My own collection is thus small + intimate. I am wondering what is the small photograph of my mother you have acquired? Thank you for writing me such a friendly letter, and the best of luck to you.
Edwin Booth Grossmann
Fishkill Dec 5 [illegible] 1955 N.Y.
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Mr. Franklyn Lenthal 118 West 87th St. New York 24 New York.
E.B. Grossmann Avenue Farm Fishkill N.Y.