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#0879: Willa Cather to Zoltan Engel, March 15, 1927

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⬩W⬩S⬩C⬩ My dear Mr. Engel1:

It is very considerate and friendly of you to write me regarding this copy of my first book3 that you have picked up. It was evidently presented by a dear friend of mine to her aunt. This friend, however, now lives abroad, and the aunt is long since dead. I see no reason why you should not keep the book for your library, since you have evidently taken some pains to get it. I will shortly be leaving New York2 to go South with a friend4 who has been ill, but in the meantime, if you would care to have me autograph the book for you, I shall be glad to do so to show my appreciation for your consideration.

Very sincerely yours, Willa Cather
Mr. Solton Engel1, Hamlin & Company, 17 Cedar Street, New York City2. NEW YORK, N.Y.2 MAR 17 1927 530 PM