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#0572: Willa Cather to Wilbur Cross, January 10, 1922

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I have delayed replying to your letter4 because the Canbys5 gave me hope that I would see you before this. I am sorry that I cannot get the article ready for you by the date you mention, as I had previously promised an article6 to the "New Republic"7 and one8 to the "Nation,"9 to be done by February, and I am not very keen about writing articles. The lecture10 I gave in the West has never been put on paper, not a word of it, and it would have to be more carefully prepared for print than for an informal lecture, where one can so easily modify one's extravagant statements. I will try to do an article on that subject for you sometime, though, if you still wish it. Just now I am breaking in on a new story11 and am saving all my energy for that, the other articles being out of the way.

Sincerely yours Willa Cather