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#0371: Transcription of Letter from Willa Cather to Paul Revere Reynolds, November 9, 1916

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P. R. R. My dear Mr. Reynolds1:-

I would be hard to please if I were not pleased about your success3 with this last story4. I have been brought here2 by the illness of my mother5, and that story was very carelessly written. Will you ask Happers6 to let me have the manuscript when I return to New York7 at Thanksgiving so that I can better the English a little? It is very clumsy especially in the first part, of the story. I shall have another Kitty Angeline story8 to send you soon.

Faithfully yours, Willa Cather This letter was copied because the hand writing was so difficult to read