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#0495: Willa Cather to Ferris Greenslet, February 5 [1920]

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Dear Mr. Greenslet1;

I am sending you4 Mr. White5's quotation from Governor Allen6's letter. You can ask some of your people to copy it, if you will, and send the letter back to me. My typist has flu.

Have the doctors put a name to your bug7 yet? Miss Lewis8 had a relapse after you were here and spent about ten days more in bed. We could not get a nurse because illness was so fashionable, so I have not had time to send any question Boston9–ward. Everything has been tied up in this flat, and in the city2 generally.

I am sorry you didn't see Knopf10. Miss Roseboro'11, former reader on McClure's12 and Collier's13, has been in several times to groan to me about a copy of "Antonia"14 that she has been trying to get for Mr. W. C. Brownell15, who is ill. She has been going to Brentano's for over two weeks for it now, and they say they ordered some when Heywood Broun16's comments17 were running in the Tribune18, but they cannot get the book. Have Brentano's still an order in, or are they merely talking? It is absolutely true that there was not a copy of the book in Chicago19 for two weeks before Christmas or immediately after Christmas. It is hard enough, in a way, to get purchasers for a book; and when you get the purchasers, then you cant get hte the manufactured article. So it goes!

Faithfully yours Willa Cather