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#1894: Willa Cather to Elsie Cather, [late September or early October, 1913]

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Dear Bobbie1

This3 is from the “Nation,”4 which seldom reviews and almost never praises a novel. I am very proud of it. I used to meet Phillip5 about the Waldorf and talk to him and I used to think “you big stuffed-shirt-and-checked-pants, I know more about the real west than you do, but I could never make anybody believe it, because I wear skirts and don’t shave.” But you see people do believe it6, after all, and I call that very jolly. Please show this notice to Roscoe7 and send it back to me.