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#0071: Willa Cather to Dorothy Canfield, [December 13, 1901]

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Nonsense about trouble—I'd build a house to have you!

My Dearest Dorothy1;

I write hastily at school3. Cant you throw your Pittsburgh2 visit earlier? School begins on the second of January, and I am afraid I cant get a substitute. You see for 30 years before I came here English was only a two hour a week study, and counted as only a half study. It was because of me in one way and another that they made it a three hour study and a full study this year. As its the first year of that system its "up to me," and I've got to see it through. That is why I cant skip.

However, we'd have all day Saturday & Sunday and all the other days after three 2 oclock. But the picture exhibit4 which 2 is most interesting closes Jan. 1st and it's just a shame to miss it. I've counted on seeing it with you.

Of course any time that you can come suits me, but when there is so much to do and so little time it seems a shame to come on the very day school begins. I dont want you to run any chance of beeing being ill on the train though. Let me hear at once Dear Girl, and remember how much I want and need you.

Hastily Willa.
Miss Dorothy Canfield1 116th St & Seventh ave Graham Court New York.5 PITTSBURGH, PA2 Dec 13, 1901 5:30 PM N.Y.5 12-14 9 AM