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#1893: Willa Cather to Elsie Cather, June 16 [1908]

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ROMA. F.&C.230. CASTEL'S.ANGELO. My Dear Bobbie1:

This is the Tiber with St. Peter's and Hadrian's3 tomb. It is such a lifeless, discouraged little river. Yesterday we4 spent all the morning in the old Palace of the Caesars5—such millions of poppies as do grow6 over them. All the rooms are taller than the Stand Pipe7 (Red Cloud8 measure) and there is an enormous race track inside the palace. Last week I walked so long in Caesar's home one day that I had to stay in bed the next.

W. S. C.
Elsie Margaret Cather1 Red Cloud8 Nebraska U.S.A. ROMA (FERROVIA)2 6 - 08 17 A