December 15, 1925 – Jim Cawley to JSA


  • December 15, 1925- Jim Cawley to JSA –

Dear Jay:

The pictures arrived this morning and they are marvelous. I have shown them to our artist here who agrees that they are going to help me work out my plan for the most beautiful cover that has ever appeared on an A.C.A. Year Book during the forty-seven years we have had an organization.

To merely thank you and the other fellows who have taken so much of their time to help get these photographs is hardly enough compensations, I know, but I want you to know that I. personally, as well as the rest of the A.C.A. officers, feel very much indebted to you for the splendid work you have done for us. I would feel a whole lot better if you would permit me to reimburse you for the considerable amount of money that these various trips to get the pictures have cost you. Won’t you let me have the pleasure of doing this?

The photographs are in our artist’s hands for the lettering job and within a couple of weeks I hope to be able to show you a proof of the cover plate. We will probably print it in a soft color, perhaps a green to enhance the scenic value that is in the photographs, and without a question we will have a beautiful effect.

I am expecting to spend the night at the Van Curler Hotel in Schenectady Thursday of this week, driving up, unless my plans go wrong. So I will doubtless get in touch with you Thursday afternoon and I would like you to have dinner with me, if you can. I shall probably bring my father-in-law along as he wants to make the trip. Would be glad to have you save the dinner hour on Thursday, and I will let you know if I can’t make it.

Thanking you again and hoping you will pass along my thanks to the fellows who helped put the job over, I am

Sincerely yours,

Jim Cawley