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#0730: Willa Cather to Ferris Greenslet, April 26 [1924]

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Dear Mr. Greenslet1;

I think 'Preface' is better than Introduction. My friend3 of the Transcript4 might well say5," why, in Heaven's name, do Miss Jewett's6 stories7 need any Introduction?" But 'preface' is a colorless word and will leave him little to bite on-- in the title, at least.!

Please read this preface, and then send it to Miss Jewett8 with what comment you think right, and please let me know if you yourself are satisgfied with it. My heart and mind have been full of it for years,; but when I sat down at the desk, it was not an easy piece of work to do. The tone, of course, is the difficult thing; I have tried for a tone which would not have displeased Miss Jewett herself, but in these things one never knows - - -

Yours W. S. C. FG