#2561: Willa Cather to Alfred A. Knopf, [October 6, 1925]

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STEAM HEAT
ELECTRIC LIGHTS
GARAGE LIVERY
The Shattuck Inn3
and Annex
AT THE FOOT OF MONADNOCK MOUNTAIN
OPEN ALL THE YEAR
JAFFREY, N.H.2
ELEVATION 1200 FEET
PRIVATE BATHS
OPEN FIRES
Dear Mr. Knopf1:

Isn’t the “Professor”4 behaving splendidly? Neither you nor I foresaw anything like this last spring—though I had a certain hope in Tom Outland5. “The Bishop”6, too, is behaving well up in this part of the woods.

Please ask one of your office people to go down to Ditson’s7 or (or any other music store) and get a copy of the piano score of “Patience”8 and send it up to me. There’s a nice boy who will drum it for me in the evenings.

And please send me a copy of the book with its new jacket9, STEAM HEAT
ELECTRIC LIGHTS
GARAGE LIVERY
The Shattuck Inn
and Annex
AT THE FOOT OF MONADNOCK MOUNTAIN
OPEN ALL THE YEAR
JAFFREY, N.H.
ELEVATION 1200 FEET
PRIVATE BATHS
OPEN FIRES
I’ve not seen one yet, and I did hate the text10 of the first jacket enormously.

On the whole, it seems to me we can so far congratulate each other on the “Professor’s” account.

Faithfully yours Willa Cather