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#1917: Willa Cather to Elsie Cather, [December 19, 1915]

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No, I wasn't angry at anything whatever. I simply thought that Louise5 would call me up or come to see me if she wished to see me, as the other persons who wished to see me did. That is surely the usual method of procedure when a stranger is stopping in a town for a few days. Sarah Dorris6 had arranged for me to do so many things that I really had very little time. I'm sorry if Louise was offended, but it would have be been perfectly easy for her to see me had she wanted to. And I would have been glad to see her, as I always am. I always find her interesting, and I have great respect for her intelligence which is of no common order. I even resent the patronizing tone some of her students seem to take toward her. I certainly did not mean to be ungracious.


I am sending Mr. Bates7 something I love for Christmas.

Miss Elsie Cather1 Red Cloud3 Nebraska NEW YORK, N.Y.2STA.O. DEC 20 1915 12 M