#0616: Willa Cather to Ferris Greenslet, September 1 [1922]

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⬩W⬩S⬩C⬩ F.G. Dear Mr. Greenslet1:

Thank you a thousand times for your letter3, dear Mr. Greenslet, and especially for the err corrections in text you suggest. I at once sent corrections4 off to Knopf5, and he writes they will be made in the third printing6—it was too late to catch the second. He has started off with twenty–five thousand, so if he is "stung" he will be considerably stung.

The preface7 for "Alexander"8 is done, and I will type it off when I go down to New York9. You will have it by the 20th.

My health has been excellent throughout my stay here, and I've had a splendid season of work—have pulled out a long short story10 that I thought had gone to pot.

Faithfully yours W. S. C. Willa S. Cather