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#0867: Willa Cather to Francis O. Matthiessen, January 3, 1927

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⬩W⬩S⬩C⬩ My dear Mr. Matthiessen1:

At the suggestion of my English publisher3, I have decided to write a short critical study of Miss Jewett4's work within the next year or two. This, of course, would in no way interfere with your projected study, but I do not see that either of us will gain by crossing wires. Miss Mary Jewett5 and Dr. Eastman6 are the people to approach for material, I think, or Mr. Greenslet7 of Houghton Mifflin. I feel sure that Miss Mary Jewett would rather furnish information concerning her sister's life than have me do it. Anything that I write myself about Miss Jewett is always given to her sister Mary for criticism and suggestions.

Such of my letters from Miss Jewett as I would care to make public are already printed in Mrs. Fields8' collection of Miss Jewett's letters9.

Very sincerely yours, Willa Cather