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#0456: Willa Cather to Ferris Greenslet, May 2 [1919]

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FG Dear Mr. Greenslet1;

I think4 you did very well by me to persuade Heinemann5 to publish even a small edition6, and I am grateful to you for putting it through. You must be home by this time. I have been expecting a telephone message from you, but perhaps you did not come home through New York.2

I am awaiting a statement from Houghton Mifflin, which is due at about this time. I have been a good deal prodded from two quarters about the sera serial rights of my next book7 – which I shall simply call "Claude8", by the way – but as in both cases that would also mean the book publication afterward, I am not binding myself to anything. I shall not do anything definite until I have the story furthur along and have had a talk with you, probably not until the early fall, as I shall be leaving town soon. I have recently sold two short stories9 for good prices10. Please let me know if you are back in Boston11. I have just completed two articles12 for John S. Phillips13 and his Red Cross Magazine14, but I did not hear from Mr. Siddal15, and I am glad I did not, thank you!

Faithfully yours Willa Cather

Please have one copy "Antonia6" mailed to Mrs. Eugenie Macpherson16, 115 west 11th street, New York, and charge to me.

What do our friends in London17 think of Wilson18?