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I think you did a grand job on me in the booklet4, and the poster5 delights me. Thank you for the copy of the book6. I am thoroughly pleased with all the mechanical detail of it; cover, jacket, and typography. And I think the text looks interesting.
I have the most wonderful and glorious photographs of the Cliff Dweller ruins on
Mesa Verde7, the jewels of the
Denver and Rio Grande Railroad Collection, furnished me by the general Traffic
Manager, who was of great assistance to me in many ways. I also have a hundred
splendid photographs of the wonderful Taos8
region and all the Rio Grande pueblos about Espanola9, near Santa Fé10.
Do you still want a book on the
Southwest11? I think I could do a good one now. Next summer we might induce
the Santa Fé railroad to furnish some transportation, in which case I could run
about to some of the more distant places in Arizona12 and finish the whole thing off,
giving the story of the Santa Fé Trail along with the rest. It would be the only
reasonably good book on that country ever done. Earnest
Pixiotto13 was down there doing a book14 for Scribners, and he stayed one
and at the richest places and merely rode through
the others in a motor. He's a charming man, but he knows nothing at all about the
country. Miss Lewis15 and I met several old
friends in the artist colony at Taos, among them Herbert
Dunton16 and Blumenschein17.
send the copies of "The Song of the Lark" due me to me at 1180 Murray Hill Ave.18
If you can send me thirty copies of the booklet and fifteen
copies of the posters, I can place them to good advantage, and please
send them to me at Red Cloud2.