Octavo. 2 pp. of a bifolium. Dated London, June 13, 1914. In black ink. On stationery with "Gerrard 4343. Savoy Hotel, London." printed at head. In English.
With original autograph envelope, ca. 110 x 165 mm.
Very slightly worn; creased at central fold; occasional light smudging of ink, with no loss to text. Envelope slightly worn, soiled and stained; remnants of adhesive black paper mount to verso.
Caruso thanks Garlichs for a substantial cash advance for the Metropolitan Opera's 1914-1915 season. He tells him when his season at Covent Garden will close.
"Many thanks for all informations and for the receipt of the Columbia Bank of N.Y. in wich you have deposit in my account $9000 rapresenting the advance that your Co owes me in account season 1914/15... My season here will be over at the 30th of this month and I will go in Italy. Please accept my best regards and excuse my Englisch."
Caruso appeared in 29 performances with the Metropolitan Opera in their 1914-15 season, including productions of Carmen, Pagliacci, La Gioconda, and Aida.
Adjusted for inflation, Caruso's advance of $9000 in 1914 is the equivalent of over $230,000 today.
- Handschriftlich unterzeichnet (ALS)
- Anzahl der Bücher
- Autor/ Illustrator
- Enrico Caruso
- Autograph letter signed in full to Frank Garlichs, Metropolitan Opera treasurer
- Sehr gut
- Erscheinungsjahr (ältestes Objekt)
- Autogrammbrief signiert