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#2233: Willa Cather to Roscoe Cather, May 26 [1945]

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Dear Brother1

Estes Park4 could not offer us much5We6 wrote to both addresses. No rooms with private bath—all cottages taken. Just as well. I'd hardly dare to start West just now. There are 20,000 soldiers and sailors in this city2 just now, and they all seem to be in the same places at the same time, God bless them!

Oh I hope Virginia7 won't have to live in Washington8! It is surely one of the ruined cities of the World —and only ten years ago it was so lovely.

Hastily W
HINE, GOLDTHWAITE & MYLOTT 7 DEY STREET NEW YORK 7, N.Y. Mr. R. C. Cather1 Colusa3 California NEW YORK, N.Y.2 MAY 24 1945 4:30 pm