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#0401: Willa Cather to Alverda Van Tuyll, December 4 [1917]

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Dear Miss Van Tuyll1;

I have sent a card to Miss McClosky4, and I hope she will come in some Friday afternoon. AL Also, I hope to see your sister again.

Yes, heavy lettering like this is the kind I had in mind, and I think the name had better be spelled correctly in the title5; the two e's look ugly. However, I think it would be better if the two lines over and under the letters were respectively lifted and lowered; then the accent mark over the initial A would be more conspicuous.

Will you please mail me two of the picture jackets you used for "The Song of the Lark"6? I want to use some of the detail for the drawings Benda7 is making.

12/5/17 PLR Sincerely yours Willa Cather