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#2183: Sarah J. Bloom on behalf of Willa Cather to Roscoe Cather, June [17] 1941

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Dear Mr. Cather1:

Your sister, Willa Cather, has asked me to let you know that she will arrive at the Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco5, on Saturday, June 28th. Her name will probably not appear on the hotel guest book, but Miss Lewis'6 name will be on the registry and you can reach Miss Cather through her.

Both times that Miss Cather stayed in San Francisco, some years ago, the management kept her name, address, etc., in a private drawer and not on the public desk. This was arranged for her by her friend, Miss May Willard7, who died recently. Miss Cather does not know whether the management will now be so obliging.

A few days ago Miss Cather received a telegram which announced the death of another dear friend. Mrs. McEnerney8 had always shown Miss Cather great affection and Mr. McEnerney9 had, without fee, settled a delicate and troublesome situation which once arose, when the faculty of Pomona Colleged used, in a very subversive way, some personal letters she had written a member of the faculty. They had used these letters in several New York2 magazines to advertise his book – and that entirely without Miss Cather's knowledge or consent.

Very truly yours, Sarah J. Bloom4 Secretary
Mr. R. C. Cather1, First Savings Bank of Colusa, Colusa3, California. New York, NY2 JUN 17 1941 630 PM S. J. Bloom4 7 Dey St. NYC2.