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Cook informs Clarke (Elizabeth Crocker Lawrence) that they were able to comply with her original request that her portrait be reframed and placed in the Lawrence House living room. A note at the top of the letter by Clarke says that she replied to the letter with thanks, and reference to rescuing Mr. Hitchcock (the Acting Director of the Smith College Museum of Art) from biting into a cream puff at a buffet luncheon.
Cook writes that Clarke's (Elizabeth Crocker Lawrence) portrait has been reframed and now hangs in Lawrence House. She invites Clarke to come see it when the weather improves, and also writes about Dorothy Ainsworth's pageant, the upcoming Anniversary Commencement and Anniversary Fund, and asks about Mrs. Stuart Burghley's present address.
The director of the Smith College of Museum of Art writes to Clarke (Elizabeth Crocker Lawrence) regarding her portrait in Lawrence House. They had discussed a new frame for the portrait, but Schenck now thinks the painting may be too big for the space, and that a smaller sketch should me made.
Schenck writes to Clarke (Elizabeth Crocker Lawrence) regarding the extent of cutting her portrait would need to fit in the Lawrence House, due to the high wainscoting in the dormitory. "Nothing short of a major operation will bring it in scale with the wall spaces."
Schenck writes to Clarke (Elizabeth Crocker Lawrence), saying he and Mrs. Cooke will discuss the best way to handle Clarke's portrait during the summer.
Clarke (Elizabeth Crocker Lawrence) apologizes for the business of the portrait and explains how she had come across it when cleaning out her house. Mrs. Davis and Mrs. Grierson insisted that she donate it to the Lawrence House.
Mrs. Clarke (Elizabeth Crocker Lawrence) writes to the director of the Smith College Museum of Art regarding her portrait in the Lawrence House. She suggests measures to reduce the size of the portrait, but ultimately leaves the decision up to Schenck, and apologizes if she has sent them a white elephant.
Clarke (Elizabeth Crocker Lawrence) suggests that Schenck take a photograph of her portrait to hang in the Lawrence House, so that it may be made to the right scale. She apologizes for all the trouble that the portrait has caused.
In response to Schenck's letter of June 2, Clarke (Elizabeth Crocker Lawrence) jokes that "Since only a 'major operation' would reduce the 'old lady' to the possible proportion - even though I carry hospital insurance - and so could face such an operation it makes the photograph possibility even more desirable."