Autograph letter signed ("John S. Sargent").
8vo. 2 pp. on bifolium.
To the British author, editor, and indexer Henry B. Wheatley, then Assistant Secretary to Royal Society of Arts. He is very honoured by the request of the committee of the Applied Arts Section to take over the direction of the next conference, and regrets that he cannot accept "for the reason that I have no experience of such a duty and no qualification for it in the way of speaking [...]".
On stationery with printed address.