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#1613: Willa Cather to Ferris Greenslet, February 6, 1943

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⬩W⬩S⬩C⬩ F.G. Anything on this? My dear Mr. Greenslet1:

I am sending you a letter from Curtice Hitchcock3 (whom I have never happened to meet) which I think might interest you.

Since I am writing, I want to ask a favor which I have meditated upon for some time. I want very much to lay hands upon a copy of a reproduction of the first edition of Dickens4' "A Christmas Carol"5, which the Atlantic Monthly Press put out in 1920. The book had an introduction by A. Edward Newton6 of Daylesford, Pennsylvania.7 I don't own a copy of the book myself, but I have several times borrowed one from various friends. I think it is about the nicest thing the Atlantic Monthly Press ever did. I would love to own a copy myself.

Faithfully yours, Willa Cather

P.S. I did enjoy your call8 so much, and after you left thought of a hundred things I should have asked you about.