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To Helen Louise Cather
, from Anticou
Has sent a telegram asking that Helen telegraph her father; secretary neglected to pack her family address book. Is including an amusing newspaper clipping sent by someone probably associated with an Indianapolis newspaper. The end of it has a word from S. S. McClure, who published her first short story [Cather had actually published thirty-two stories—including a few in widely-circulating periodicals—before publishing in in 1905] and her . Hopes she hasn't seen it; it wasn't very good. Worked hard at the magazine for three years [actually she worked in the editorial offices for over five years, from 1906-1911]. Has not kept in touch with McClure as she should, but recently wrote him a letter and will see him soon. Sending her the clipping because there is no one else left who would appreciate it. Has never met Jack's daughters [ and ]; they are not very tactful and once sent poems composed by their high school teacher evidently hoping she would get them published. W.S.C. [Stout #1738]
To Mariel, , and [Gere], Allie
[Althea Roberts], and Maysie [Mary
Enjoyed visiting Katharine and her , who is more charming than ever. Quoted Ella Wheeler Wilcox to each other. Attended New Year's dance with Douglass—a rustic event. Could Mariel retrieve her [Cather's] copy of Daudet's from ? Doesn't know when she will be back in . Here in the country might as well be dead. Is indifferent to everything, even suicide. Willa [Stout #21]