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#0553: Willa Cather to Julius Tyndale, September 21 [1921]

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Copy3 of a telegram4 just received from my Publisher. Willa Cather, Red Cloud, Neb.5

Just finished the book. Congratulations. It is masterly, a perfectly gorgeous novel, far ahead of anything you have ever done, and far ahead of anything I have read in a very long while. With it your position should be secure forever. I shall be proud to have my name associated with it.

Alfred Knopf6
Dear Doctor1:

This will interest you7 more than anyone else in Lincoln8. It is about that new novel9 I have just finished. Now I am going to lie in the hammock for a few weeks!