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#1955: Willa Cather to Charles F. Cather, December 28 [1918]

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To Mrs. Johnson loan
Draft 300.00 check c/o
Mrs. Anderson loan
School Boards
Joseph Pavlicek Sr. loan
$120000
360.00
1500.00
1500.00
650.00
5210.00
6000.00
5210.00
790.00
As reported to her
Jan. 3—1918
Jan. 22—1919 I sent Willie
draft $30000 Topham intrust
due Jan. 13—1919.
My Dear Father1:

Have you succeeded in loaning4 any more of my money yet? I hope Mr. Topham5 will pay his interest promptly this year. Don't forget, when you send it to me, to take out the money I borrowed from you when I left home3 this summer. The royalties on my new book6 are not due until April. I have had to ask for an advance of two hundred dollars from the publisher7, but I don't want to ask for more if I can help it.

Please tell me, father, is it a binder or a reaper that has a big wheel at one side with wooden slats across it? That's a poor enough description, but I think you will know what I mean. Maybe it isn't a wheel, but it looks like one, and its much taller than the rest of the machine.

I am fairly well, and am at last getting down to work on my new book8—but it is a long hard road ahead this time.

Lovingly Willie
Mr. C. F. Cather1 Red Cloud3 Nebraska U. S. A. Via S. S. "Majistie"
Via S. S. "Majestic"