5 Aug[ust] 1902
Dear friend and honoured Master!
How about next Spring or Summer. Have you, or shall you then have, anything new, or new for England?
It is some time since you visited us and we have not forgotten your genius. It would give us pleasure to welcome you again in our Philharmonic Society, if you had anything now to introduce.
Please write to me, and with every assurance of deep respect, believe me.
I ask you to do me the favour of writing me a few notes on the enclosed paper in my splendid collection. I shall very highly appreciate your doing so.