I found mark jenkins’ beautiful tribute to Kevin MacDonald (“A Realist Gentleman,” 6/16) online—I was searching for information about Kevin since I’d heard of his death. I am absolutely devastated—he was a close friend of mine in the early ’70s, when we both worked at the Phillips Collection. Jenkins captured the essence of what a special person Kevin was in every way—talented and kind, funny and intelligent and honorable. I truly loved him, as all of his friends seemed to. Thank you for writing such a lovely article.

Anne Beach Was

Nashville, Tenn.