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#1477: Willa Cather to Ferris Greenslet, February 24 [1940]

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⬩W⬩S⬩C⬩ My Dear F. G.1

Why not3 Ferdinand4? Seriously, I am willing to change the name of my bull to Andrew Jackson5, for this edition of one thousand only. I do it as an accommodation to you,. nNot for five hundred dollars, but because you helped me to save6 "Antonia"7 from Grant Wood8. Please, when you return from Florida9, write me an agreement10 signed by yourself and another officer of the company, to the effect that the bull's name is to be changed for 1,000 copies only. My father11's two bulls were named Gladstone12 and Brigham Young13. I like both names—one refers to disposition (stubborn,) and the other to physical adequacy.

Here's wishing you a pleasant Vacation Willa Cather

P.S. Of course I am in accord with you on the suggested proposal14 regarding the sale of a set of the autograph edition for the Finland15 fund.

W. S. C.