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#1001: Willa Cather to Carrie Miner Sherwood, January 16 and 17, 1930

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The Grosvenor3
New York
My dear Carrie1:

I can only thank you for all the pleasure your nice long letter has given me. I can't really answer it now, for one of my oldest and best friends is slipping away from this world over in Philadelphia4, and I may have to go over there tomorrow. I am enclosing a letter for Irene5, which I beg you to forward to her. I shall be going out to Pasedena6 in a few weeks now. The questions you ask me I will try to answer later, when I am a little more settled in mind. What a wonderful Christmas you must have had.! I think it was nice of John7 to remember me in all the excitement.

Lovingly to you all. Willie

I am going over to Philadelphia for my friend's funeral today—it is the Dr. Lawrence Litchfield8, of old Pittsburgh9 days.