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#1986: Willa Cather Elsie Cather, [1922]

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Dear Bobbie1

Thank you so much for the interview with Mr. Jordan3 in the Cleveland4 paper5. That's the kind of thing that pleases me and that I never see. I want to mean something to men who deal with realities, not to the meek- souled[?] race of men who review books for a living. Your Cleveland bookseller wereis the only one who was given the proofs of Claude6 to read. He wrote Knopf7 a perfectly stunning letter and ordered 250 copies—He has never ordered more than 100 at a time from him before. I think you must have done some missionary work for me in Cleveland.

I'm still in bed8 with my friend. Such a bore to be tied up: But my back is better.

W.