February 24, 1915
Dear Mr. Steenrod:
. . . Years ago Abby and Imbrie had a very fine man in charge of their Retail Department, Wm. H. Holberton. He had been an artist of some means. He was a fine fisher and kept everything in their store up to a high standard. Then he attracted the patronage of many of the very best anglers in the country.
Theodore Gordon Dear Mr. Steenrod: I am positive that I have some very large crests, [larger than one enclosed – Ed.] and naturally the sprigs are stronger. Then there is a difference in coloring. I want the pure gold when I can get it for salmon flies. (Crest over wing and crest tail). . . Christian was up yesterday afternoon and more little things came in while he was here. He was much interested. I told him that I always forgot to show both Bruce and himself something when they were here and sure enough, he had scarcely departed when I saw the new patent Keep Em Alive Fish Stringer, I had hung it on the door so that it was prominent, but I never saw it, until after he had gone . . .
Edited by John McDonald, by permission of Theodore Gordon Flyfishers.