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#0275: Willa Cather to Mr. Phelps, February 11 [1914 or 1919]

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Dear Mr. Phelps1:

May I thank you for the pleasure your generous, friendly letter gives me? I have had many letters from people who knew that country in early days, and I am more than glad that my presentation of it seems true to them. I find more satisfaction in letters like yours, from a man who knew the country and people of my story, than in the appreciative things the reviewers have said of it.

I spent my childhood in Nebraska4, and my grandfather5 was there long before my day. I am very happy to have been able to recall those far-away times to you, and I thank you heartily for your thoughtfulness in letting me know that I have done so.

Cordially yours Willa Sibert Cather Willa S Cather
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