#1255: Willa Cather to Carrie Miner Sherwood, [February 9, 1935]

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⬩W⬩S⬩C⬩ Dearest Carrie1;

In a few days you will get a long letter3 from me, in answer to your letter which gave me so much pleasure and is still on the little table beside my bed.

The enclosed check is a valentine to the Guild4. I send it in honor of the large confirmation class, which surely proves that our church5 is alive.

To you, Carrie, I am sending Fru Undset's6 latest book7. The chapter on the English martyrs you will find interesting. And I think you will be interested in the printed sketch of Fru Undset’s home life, which appears on the inside fold of the paper dust-jacket, at the end of the book.

When I can sit down and write you a real letter, that will be a real holiday for me, to have that much time to write a letter I really want to write!

Lovingly Willie