The complete text of the artist's letter is as follows:
"My dear LOUIS When are we going to Egypt? Yrs, Ells. My next show here is scheduled for January 11, 1960-- How are you & the Paris winter? Yesterday was almost spring-- I walked in Central park & almost expected to see leaves beginning-- but today the 3 paintings are on the way. Let me know how they arrive. If any of the black need retouching use BLOCK X black (Belgian color). I have been working on many small pictures studies for larger ones--"