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#2231: Willa Cather to Roscoe Cather, May 17 [1945]

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My dear Brother1;

I know yo I am putting it over on you to ask you to glance at these papers. In a way, this bunch on incoherency is in reply to your letter advising me to sell real estate5. Helen Louise6 thought, as I did, that Florance7 was the only man there whom I could really trust.

I am sending you dear Mr Crowell8's last report. The income tax people won't accept it at all—simply throw it back at me. And as to the Bank statement made by Carrie's9 two bright boys10 (Florance was then on the Pacific Coast) they said it was a joke, and my lawers, whom I pay $200.00 for making out My Federal tax, refused to even try to figure it out. What would your bookkeeper say to it? This is a start at getting rid of real estate.

Hastily Willie
FROM CATHER 570 PARK AVE.3, NEW YORK CITY2 Mr. R. C. Cather1 First Savings Bank of Colusa Colusa4, California NEW YORK, N.Y. STA. Y2 MAY 17 1945 430 PM