Henry Wadsworth Longfellow to Ernst Perabo, November 26, 1880
Mrs. H.H.A. Beach Papers. MC 51.
Perabo, Amy Cheney’s piano teacher, received complements on his 13 year-old prodigy: “I was delighted with Miss Cheney’s playing. She certainly has a wonderful gift and shows promise of great excellence. Indeed, one knows not what heights she may reach in her profession.”