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#0444: Willa Cather to Roger L. Scaife, December 8 [1918]

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yes Mr. Saxton My Dear Mr. Scaife1;

Will you please find out for me whether copies of "Antonia"3 were mailed to The New Republic4 and to H. W. Boynton5 of the Bookman?6

I wonder what you have decided7 about Albertieri's8 book on the Ballet9. He was feeling downcast about it last winter. He put really more money than he could afford into having a good translation made. I do think it an excellent translation, but it meant a heavy outlay of money for him. His best pupils, as a rule, are so poor they can't pay him much of anything, and he understands very little about business matters. If you can hold out any hope to him, it would be cheering to him if you dropped him a line. Perhaps you have done so; I have not been to see him for nearly a year.

Very sincerely yours Willa S. Cather Better give it up