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#1014: Willa Cather to Mabel Dodge Luhan, July 1 [1930]

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Dear Una—

This is from Willa Cather. Thought you'd like to see it. I mailed you 25 lbs whole wheat, grown, sowed, harvested by Tony, & friend on mill stones. Let me hear if it doesn't come—? I think it was not insured. Mattress here—

Love to all— M. L.
Dear Mabel1;

I've been wanting this long while to write you that your article on Lawrence3 is the only thing I've seen which has any of him in it. Everyone else who put in an oar wrote about themselves, as props usually do, but you really wrote about Lawrence, and I got a thrill out of it.

Awfully nice of you to tell me that Jeffers4 liked the "Archbishop."5 "Roan Stallion"6 is such a glorious poem. I read it in San Francisco7 and about went to see the man. The short one called "Night"8 seems to me one of the finest things done in English in many years.

Paris is almost as noisy and crowded as New York9. It has changed woefully in seven years. I came only10 to see a dear friend11 who has been very ill. Both Edith12 and I are often homesick for New Mexico13, in spite of the many gay things we are doing. I'm darned tired of being gay, to tell the truth. I'd like just to be a vegetable for a few months.

With heartiest love from us both Willa