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To Henry Seidel Canby,
Yes, may keep her name on the roll of PEN, but does not care to meet visiting dignitaries or go to meetings. Writers should spend their time writing instead of talking about it. Was pleased by his review of on . Glad to know he is as tired of Freudian extremes as she is. Annie Fields once asked her to destroy some letters that included some from . They seemed cheerful, friendly, and practical, with no trace of trauma from having dealt with naked men as a nurse. Wishes now the letters were still in existence to refute the likes of . Willa Cather [Stout #1400]
To Virginia Cather,
, on W.S.C. letterhead
Can't decide what books to get for the twins, as she doesn't know what they have. Do they have Kipling's or novels? How about , , , , ? Please send a list of what they would like. Won't be able to buy them for this Christmas, but would like help for the future. Just received her pleasant letter. Is pleased not to be an embarrassment to her . Hopes Virginia will write when she's read the first installment of . That is her real holiday gift for her family: the can't be purchased; one needs a crafty aunt to invent him. Willa Cather.