Letter from Henry Clay Frick to Roland F. Knoedler, 29 January 1918
New York, January 29, 1916.
My dear Roland:
I hand you herewith a letter from your artistic friend, the sculptor. I am sick and tired of this business. The busts he made of Adelaide are abortions and I propose to smash them; I have never liked them - they do not look like her. The one he made of me is equally unsatisfactory, and I do not propose to give him another sitting and I want it destroyed. I mean exactly what I say regarding this, and the next time I am in your establishment I propose to see that it is destroyed.
Settle with him, be liberal, and advise me the amount and I will send you a check.
I know that you did this all from the best motive, but my judgment in this matter, which intimately concerns myself, must be final.
Yours very sincerely,
Mr. Roland F. Knoedler, 556 Fifth Avenue, N.Y.