Foote writes to female recipient about scheduling: I'm only home today + [found?] your nice letter -- I'm so sorry to have been away from my [?] today. Wednesday 11 to 12, + Saturday 1 30 to 3 30 I expect to be there, and after then every day -- in the morning at present -- and always 11-12. I have just a very attractive [?] to add to the programmes. Ever yours, Arthur Foote.
This letter dates to a particularly successful decade of Foote's career. In 1900, the premiere of his Four Characteristic Pieces after the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, which he orchestrated after an earlier piano work, was a great triumph. His Suite for Strings in E major, op. 63, proved equally popular upon its premiere in 1908; the work became an especial favorite of Serge Koussevitzky and the Boston Symphony Orchestra.ALS-01226$50