#0424: Willa Cather to Ferris Greenslet, July 17 [1918]

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STEAM HEAT
ELECTRIC LIGHTS
GARAGE LIVERY
The Shattuck Inn3
AT THE FOOT OF MONADNOC MOUNTAIN
OPEN ALL THE YEAR
JAFFREY, N.H.2
ELEVATION 1200 FEET
PRIVATE BATHS
OPEN FIRES
F. G. Dear Mr. Greenslet1:

The art department writes me they are going to print the cuts4 on inserts instead of in the formes5 with the text6 as you and I planned.

Now the question is, will these inserts be pasted in bound in opposite the page of text I have indicated or will they be distributed mechanically between folds7 of 16 or 24 pages in binding? That might bring the portrait8 of Ántonia in the snow storm opposite in the STEAM HEAT
ELECTRIC LIGHTS
GARAGE LIVERY
The Shattuck Inn
AT THE FOOT OF MONADNOC MOUNTAIN
OPEN ALL THE YEAR
JAFFREY, N.H.
ELEVATION 1200 FEET
PRIVATE BATHS
OPEN FIRES
middle of Tiny's Klondike9 adventure and the Bohemian woman gathering mushrooms10 opposite Grandmother digging potatoes etc.

If the inserts are to be bound in at the [illegible] end of bunches7 of 16 or 24 pages, as [illegible] inserts are in magazines, then I am afraid these pictures will loss lose their effectiveness. They are not dramatic enough to stand alone, or to mean much if they are even five or six pages away from the little passage they illuminate.

If the pictures must follow a mathematical order of distribution, like magazine inserts, STEAM HEAT
ELECTRIC LIGHTS
GARAGE LIVERY
The Shattuck Inn
AT THE FOOT OF MONADNOC MOUNTAIN
OPEN ALL THE YEAR
JAFFREY, N.H.
ELEVATION 1200 FEET
PRIVATE BATHS
OPEN FIRES
regardless of where they come in the story, please let me know at once and I will set about writing captions for them—for captions they will have to have, in that case, or they will mean nothing at all.

Please give the enclosed proofs to the proper person.

Faithfully W. S. C.

I hope it will be possible to place the pictures immediately with the text, since they were made to be really a part of the text.