#2519: Willa Cather to Alfred A Knopf, September 25 [1921]

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3 Dear Mr. Knopf1;

All right about the cut3. I have warned the Omaha4 people5 about the copyright line.

I shall arrive in New York6 sometime during the first week of November. I have to stop in Lincoln7, Omaha, and Chicago8 on the way.

Houghton Mifflin write me that they will not make a larg new printing9 of "Alexander's Bridge"10 unless there is an increased demand for it, and I thingk they have very few copies left. I wonder whether they would turn over the plates to you11 for a small consideration? I don't care about that story, myself, and would just as lief see it go out of print, but I remember you liked it and saw selling possibilities in it. If you had it, and could bring it out about six months after "One of Ours"12, there might be some sale for it. This is merely a suggestion.

Faithfully yours Willa Cather

Please thank Mrs. Knopf13 for her letter about the ms14. It has just come, and I am so pleased to know that she got a thrill out of the story15.

W. S. C