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#0066: Willa Cather to William Valentine Alexander, February 21, 1901

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Mr. William V. Alexander1, Ladies' Home Journal3, Curtis Publishing Company, Philadelphia, Pa.4
My dear Mr. Alexander:

I remember that there were several among the photographs5 of Ethelbert Nevin6 I sent you which you did not use7, although of course, you purchased all the photographs from me. In view of the death of Mr. Nevin which occurred on Sunday, I thought perhaps you could, without inconvenience, return me such photographs as you did not use, as they would probably be of no use to you, and of great value to me. I am aware of the fact that this request is entirely unusual, and it is not in the nature of an importunity, but quite simply an appeal to your kindness. I might add that I would not use the pictures as illustrations for any other publisher, but would retain them merely as personal property, or as a generous loan from you.

Very sincerely, Willa Sibert Cather.