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#2042: Willa Cather to Annie Prey, July 11, 1896

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The Home Monthly.
Axtell, Orr & Co., Publishers.
Pittsburgh, Pa.2
Miss Annie Pray1, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebr.3
Dear Miss Pray:

If I remember rightly you used to write some very clever children's stories. Perhaps after my day you wrote stories of other kinds, too, but I do not know as to that. In my connection4 with this magazine5 it has occurred to me that perhaps the publishers might be able to use some of your work in that line. They need some good children's stories6, and of course I should be glad to give the University girls any advantage I may be able. Please send some of your work, if you should care to have us use it, and if we can make any use of it we will make you an offer for such of it as might be needed.

Very sincerely, Willa Cather c/o Home Monthly East End Pittsburgh2 Penn.