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Memorandum from Sophia May Eckley to
Robert Browning, dated 3 January 1869, making an official statement of her intention to leave the Gordigiani portraits of the Brownings to their son.
  Memorandum

Paris 224 rue de Rivoli
Jan 3. 1869

In case there should be any possibility of mistake thereafter, I do here declare that it is my will that at my decease, the two Portraits of Mr & Mrs Browning, which were painted for me in Italy by Gordigiani in the year 1858, & now hanging in the Athenaeum Gallery in Boston shall be given to
Robert Barrett Browning
as my bequest.
Witness my hand & seal

Sophia May Eckley