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March 20 1884
My dear Sir
I [?] Mr. Barringer at the Philharmonic Rehearsal yesterday, + he will tell you how greatly I was interested with your compositions at the performance.
I have heard much good music in my life, having been an Associate of the Philharmonic Society nearly 50 years.
Mendelssohn + Spohr I know well, + though their styles are much different, I delight in both.
I sincerely hope that you have a long + healthful life before you to enable you to compose many more such excellent works as those I have just heard.
I venture to offer you two or three of my little attempts, which I shall feel honored by your accepting. The six songs + Prelude + Signe are lately composed; as I am an old woman, (nearly 73 years of age) you must not be severe in your judgements upon them.
Believe me to be
Ann Mounsey Bartholomew
Herr Anton Dvorák