#0064: Willa Cather to Helen Seibel, December 19, 1900

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UNITED STATES COMMISSION
TO THE
PARIS EXPOSITION OF 1900
CHICAGO
AUDITORIUM BUILDING
PARIS
20 AVENUE RAPP
My Dear Mrs. Seibel1.

Things3 here have been in such a chaotic and uncertain state that I have been unable to foresee whether I can get away and have deferred answering your kind letter from day to day. I have promised myself to spend Christmas eve with you by fair means or foul, and unless I telegraph you otherwise will be there. Give Erna4 a hug for me, and tell her I am coming to her in Santa Claus’es sleigh.

I heard yesterday from Pittsburgh5 that Mansfield6 had written accepting7 Omar8. I did’nt think he had so much sense! To say that I am wild with curiosity and joy is to put it very mildly. I

Faithfully Willa.