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#0421: Willa Cather to Ferris Greenslet, July 2 [1918]

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FG Mr. Allen
attended
to this
STEAM HEAT
ELECTRIC LIGHTS
GARAGE LIVERY
The Shattuck Inn3
AT THE FOOT OF MONADNOCK MOUNTAIN
OPEN ALL THE YEAR
JAFFREY, N.H.2
ELEVATION 1200 FEET
PRIVATE BATHS
OPEN FIRES
Dear Mr. Greenslet1:

Please give the enclosed proofs4 of cuts5 and instructions relating to them to the right person.

The proofs are going well, except that the Riverside copy reader changed the spelling of Mama to Mamma—too sophisticated a form for these country people—and I have to change it back in every case. Also I have to insist on an occasional STEAM HEAT
ELECTRIC LIGHTS
GARAGE LIVERY
The Shattuck Inn
AT THE FOOT OF MONADNOCK MOUNTAIN
OPEN ALL THE YEAR
JAFFREY, N.H.
ELEVATION 1200 FEET
PRIVATE BATHS
OPEN FIRES
use of the subjunctive mood, and the copy-reader belongs to that ferocious band who are out to exterminate it along with the brown-tailed moth6. I hope the Riverside Press won't charge me for such corrections. I've enough changes on my own head, mercy knows!

Please tell me7 if you have read the last part of the story, and please get the proofs to me as soon as you can.

Don't you ever motor out STEAM HEAT
ELECTRIC LIGHTS
GARAGE LIVERY
The Shattuck Inn
AT THE FOOT OF MONADNOCK MOUNTAIN
OPEN ALL THE YEAR
JAFFREY, N.H.
ELEVATION 1200 FEET
PRIVATE BATHS
OPEN FIRES
in this direction? It's a pretty country.

Did you seed what a splendid citation was given my cousin, Lieut. Grosvenor Cather8, who was killed in action May 28th? He led the list of American officers in the first citations published.

Faithfully W. S. C.

P. S. Most of the copy-reader's changes were good, by the way.