#0420: Willa Cather to Ferris Greenslet, June 20 [1918]

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FG Manuscript sent by express today. Dear Mr. Greenslet1;
Here is the Introduction4, which ought to come directly before the first page of the narrative proper, ought it not? That would mean no blank page with "Book I The Shimerdas" on it, but merely the first page of text, with the upper half devothed to the titles: My Antonia Book I The Shimerdas I

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Here, also, i is the rest of the story. You now have all of it. Please have this put into type as soon as you can. I am going up to Jaffrey N.H.5 on Tuesday the 25th, will be there about three weeks, and want to read all my proofs there. I am sending back 27 corrected galleys6 today. I hope you can let me see page proofs7, as there are a good many changes in some galleys, and I want to see that they are made correctly. I am sorry there are so many changes, and I wish I could learn to write cleaner copy.

Please send me at once proofs of Benda's8 eight drawings, so that I can mark on each one where it must come in relation to text. I can mark them so that it will be very simple for the make-up man to place them before the page printing begins.

Faithfully W. S. C.