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#0903: Willa Cather to Elizabeth Moorhead Vermorcken, September 27 [1927]

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⬩W⬩S⬩C⬩ Dear Elizabeth1;

I wonder my friends don't get bored—perhaps they do!—at the way I never seem to do anything but go on producing books. I do manage to vary the programme a little. I had a fine summer5 in Wyoming6 this year—expected to sail in August, but my father's7 serious illness8 prevented. I got back to New York9 in the late summer and put all my goods into storage. Bank street10 is now impossible because of subway construction—there will be a station almost under Number Five! It was a hard pull for me—I really loved the place. I'm up here in a lovely place3, where I finished the "Archbishop"11 last autumn. I wish to God I were doing anything as pleasant now! You ought really to send me a letter of condolence at having lost such an absorbing form of life forever. For there was a peculiar joyful, happy mood about this one. It gave me so much pleasure day by day.

Please telephone Ethel Litchfield12 for me, and ask her to write me and send me her new address to me. To lose Bank street and the Archbishop within a few months of each other is pretty hard, please tell her, and I feel that my friends ought to turn up and support me a little. I'm awfully sorry I won't be in New York when you're there. I'd love to see you.

With love always Willa Cather
From W. S. Cather THE SHATTUCK INN3 AT THE FOOT OF MONADNOCK MOUNTAIN JAFFREY, N.H.2 Elizabeth Moorhead Vermorcken1 5308 Ellsworth Ave. Pittsburgh4 Penn. JAFFREY N. H.2 SEP 28 1927 6 30 AM