#0065: Willa Cather to George Seibel, January 4, 1901

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UNITED STATES COMMISSION
TO THE
PARIS EXPOSITION OF 19003
CHICAGO
AUDITORIUM BUILDING
PARIS
20 AVENUE RAPP
My Dear Mr. Seibel1;

I dont know when I have been so glad and proud over anything as over your successful arrangments4 with Mansfield5. I have written Dorothy Canfield6 about it, and will reach the Chicago Chronicle7 for you withpleasure. I only wish I were doing more corresponding just now and could touch a wider circle for you. The copy of Omar8 you gave me is next best to having an autograpg copy from the old toper himself9. When I write your biography I shall take occasion to tell of the fashioning of the play as I saw it, act by act, in the days when I beheld the potter thumping his wet clay. I wish I were there to see the last act thumped, by the way. Now Julia Marlowe10 is the next one you must write for. A dainty comedy, and save her from the clutches of melodrama. Do’nt forget to make it a point to speak to Leslie11 for me. Here’s my best love to all of you12, and I hope with all my heart that the ney year may close for you as brightly as it has begun.

Faithfully Always Willa Cather.