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#2367: Willa Cather to Margaret Cather Shannon, [November 5, 1940]

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⬩W⬩S⬩C⬩ My Precious Margaret1;

I am deeply disappointed that you could not come to lunch with me on the first free day I have had since I got back. I have been at the Knopf5 almost every day. This book6 is having greater success7 with "the trade" than any of other book of mine has had before publication. That ought to give one more care and liberty—but it doesn't! I have been so hard pushed since I got back (reading all the page proofs, autographing five hundred (500) copies of a special édition de luxe8) etc. etc. Usually I am so tired that I have my dinner in bed. It's hard to see your friends in New York2 unless you have a telephone, that is why I telegraphed you. My number is Regent 4—8354. Please call me from a pay station sometime.

With my love, dear Margaret, your Aunt Willie
FROM CATHER 570 PARK AVE.3, NEW YORK CITY Mrs. R. S. Shannon1 1988 78th Street Jackson Heights Long Island4 New York. NEW YORK, N.Y.2 NOV 6 1940 10–PM