#1970: Willa Cather to Ethel Garber Cather, [October 21, 1928]

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VIRTUS NON STEMMA
The Grosvenor4
35 FIFTH AVENUE
New York
Dear Ethel1;

I sent coat yesterday. I think it a beauty! If it is too large, express it back to Lord & Taylor with a short note to Miss DustDUST5 in cloak dept of Lord & Taylor telling her you want a 16 size and tell her just the length you want it. They would make up a 16 size for you in two weeks, just like this one, with no extra charge. Lord & Taylor is perhaps the very best and most reliable house in New York2.

Please get a light light fawn colored hat, somewhat the color of the fur to go with it.

Edith6 and I both thought this the very nicest of all the many new coats we looked at. It's the best of the conservative new cuts. The exaggerated novelties are old-fashioned in six months.

I'm sure Helen Louise7 will get a lot of pleasure out of it, and would rather have a lovely coat for you than any new thing for herself—so the coat is from both her and me!

Love to you all Willie
Mrs. J. D. Cather1 106 East 27th St Kearney3 Nebraska GRAND CENT. STA. 4 N. Y.2 OCT 21 1928 4 PM VIRTUS NON STEMMA The Grosvenor 35 FIFTH AVENUE New York