New York Times

Friends Find a Pathetic Interest in Visiting the Future Academy


By Marconi Transatlantic Wireless Telegraph to The New York Times


ROME, April 27---A visit to the Villa Aurelia on the top of the Janiculum, where the American Academy will be transferred, is most pathetic as everything there speaks of Frank D. Millet and his friend Major Butt, the latter of whom lived there while he remained in Rome.

There is the plan of the garden as Mrs. Millet, who is an accomplished scientific gardener, intended to transform it.  In Mr. Millet's smoking room are photographs of his [sic] taken with Major Butt just before they sailed for New York, with Major Butt's name under Millet's photograph and vice versa.

There is an admirable bust of Millet at the Academy, done by Albin Posasek, one of the most clever Academicians, which, although appreciated before, has now acquired an added value.  It is a speaking likeness of Millet as he was, full of life and fun, with a good heart showing in the eyes and about the mouth.

Related Biographies:
Archibald Willingham Butt
Francis Davis Millet

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