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#0184: Willa Cather to Robert U. Johnson, August 30, 1910

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done 9/1/'10 MCCLURE'S MAGAZINE3,
Dear Mr. Johnson1:-

Would you be kind enough to change the title of the story4 which I recently shortened for you? The story never really had a name, and I think it was called "Nellie Deane", or "The Story of Nellie Dean" provisionally. I think "The Flower in the Grass" would be a good title for it. That is really the idea of the story; a beautiful girl hidden away in the prairie country where nobody ever saw her. If you will ask one of your assistants to make the change on the manuscript, I shall be very grateful to you.

Very sincerely yours, Willa Sibert Cather Mr. Robt. U. Johnson, C/o The Century Magazine5, Union Square, New York City2.