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#1737: Willa Cather to Ferris Greenslet, August 28, 1946

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Mr. Ferris Greensleet 1 Houghton Mifflin & Company Park Street Boston, Massachusetts4
Dear Mr. Greenstreet:

I do not think that the Viking Publishing Company, after emphatic refusals5 by Mr. Knopf6 and myself, will try to worry enough copy out of you to make a "PORTABLE WILLA CATHER7". However, it is better to be on the safe side and I therefore want to let you know that I simply refuse to be a "Portable". I wonder that any self-respecting person is willing to be a "Portable". It seems to me rather the worst form of Anthology yet devised.

Cordially yours, Willa Cather