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#0121: Willa Cather William L. Graves, December 17, 1906

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My dear Mr. Graves1:

It is with great pleasure that I keep “The Road at Night”3 for McClure’s4. It has been a long time since I’ve seen a piece of verse I liked so well. Will you send me some more now and then?

I don’t know whether you remember me or not, but I used to see you sometimes in Columbus5, and I think you shared my a dmiration for Miss Guiney6’s verse. Did you happen to notice a very wonderful little bit of it, called “Wood-Doves”7 in the October McClure’s? A good many people found it somewhat obscure, but it seemed to me one of the most musical things she ever wrote. The suggestion of the two voices blending and interrupting each other seemed to me very beautiful.

Very sincerely yours, Willa Sibert Cather Enc: Ck for $20
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Mr. Wm. L. Graves, 1313 Forsythe Ave., Columbus, Ohio