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#0173: Willa Cather to Elizabeth Shepley Sergeant, April 5, 1910

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Dear Miss Sargent1:-

We feel that there is very little about your article4 that will have to be changed; it will be mostly a matter of cutting and condensing. You realized yourself that the article would have to be cut, and we are going to use so many pictures that this will be even more necessary than I thought. It will be hard for me to write you about these cuts, so if you are willing, I will go over the article indicating the cuts and suggesting some changes here and there. I will send you the revised article by next Monday, April eleventh, and if you object to any of the cuts or changes, we can take that question up then. I don't think there is the slightest need of of your putting off your sailing date.

I will ask the business department to get your check for two hundred dollars to you within a few days, as I have always found it convenient to have all my checks come in before going abroad. I think there is no more than several hours' work to be done on the article, and it is almost wholly a matter of condensation.

I am a little puzzled about a title; I wish you could suggest one-or several.

Very cordially yours, Willa Sibert Cather Miss Elizabeth S. Sargent, 4 Hawthorne Road, Brookline, Mass.5