Caruso writes to John Ridgely Carter, an American diplomat stationed in Great Britain, noting, "Confidential" at the top of the page. "I am sorry I cannot give you a definite reply because the terms of my contract with the Royal Opera Syndicate require that all engagements of the kind you propose must pass through the Syndicate...." He signs, "Enrico Caruso." In the spring of 1906, after he lived through the San Francisco earthquake in April of that year, Caruso returned London to sing at Covent Garden. He reprised his popular roles in "Rigoletto," "Pagliacci " "Tosca," "La Traviata" and "Don Giovanni" for a total of twenty-nine performances under his contract which ended July 26. Classically framed with printed photograph by Mishkin showing Caruso standing full length in costume for "Un Ballo in Maschera." Image framed and full dimensions on request.