Some of these features are only visible when "plain text" is off.
|passage deleted with a strikethrough mark
|passage deleted by overwritten added letters
|passage added above the line
|passage with added text above
|passage added on the line
|passage with added text inline
|passage added in the margin
|passage with text added in margin
|handwritten addition to a typewritten letter
|typed passage with added handwritten text
|missing or unreadable text
|missing text noted with "[illegible]"
|notes written by someone other than Willa Cather
|Note in another's hand
|printed letterhead text
|text printed on postcards, envelopes, etc.
|text of date and place stamps
|passage written by Cather on separate enclosure.
I've been quite bowed down by various small illnesses so that it was impossible to get to you—I won't even get home4 for Thanksgiving as I had promised. I start West tomorrow and will spend Thanksgiving on the train! But at least I'll be on the way home, and will get there Friday night. A dear old Red Cloud friend5 will meet me in Chicago6 and "convey" me home, so I won't have to bother about anything. Lord, what kind folk there are in this world, and how deep I am in debt to many of them!—No, Mrs. Fields7 was more wonderful than I said8. Sometime I must tell you about that lovely chapter of my life.—Claude9, you'll be glad to know, has sold over thirty thousand and is still going on steadily. Much better than I hoped for.My love to you and yours. Willa