#0388: Willa Cather to Ferris Greenslet, June 25 [1917]

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Dear Mr. Greenslet1;

I came West rather suddenly to receive an honorary degree from the University of Nebraska at its Semi-Centennial Commencement. Roosevelt3, Dean Pound4 of Harvard Law School, and Gen. Pershing5 were given Doctor of Civil Laws—the latter in absentia, of course. John S. Neihardt6, Edith Abbott7, who is Jane Addams'8 assistant at Hull House, and I were given Doctor of Letters. It was a rather joyful occasion because so many old friends from this town and other friendly little towns were there.

I am now at home2 and will let you know when I flit away to Wyoming9. I may join Isabelle10 at Dublin N.H.11 instead of going further west. Nebraska12 is bubbling hot for war!

Yours Willa S. C.