#0227: Willa Cather to Helen Seibel, May 12 [1912]

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11597 A MEXICAN HOME, N. M. DETROIT PUBLISHING CO. POST CARD Scattered by the way are quaint communities
of adobe huts. The house is always built of
adobe—rude bricks of clay mixed with chopped
straw and dried in the sun. The floor is of earth
and the roof as well. It is the house of Old and
New Mexico, and as a rule extremely tidy. The
adobe resists the heat in summer and cold in
winter. The Mexicans are courteous and hos-
pitable.
"PHOSTINT" CARD. MADE ONLY BY DETROIT PUBLISHING CO. THIS SPACE MAY BE USED FOR MESSAGE. THIS SPACE FOR THE ADDRESS.

Tell Mr. S—3 to revise his idea of a Cliff-Dweller house, and to come down here and do it. There is lots of material and I am saving it all for him. The old Spanish Mission churches are wonderful.

Willa Sibert Cather
Mrs. George Sibel1 Mount Oliver4 Penn. ALBUQUERQUE5 MAY 13 1912