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#2369: Willa Cather to Margaret Cather Shannon, [July 11, 1940]

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⬩W⬩S⬩C⬩ My Darling Margaret1;

Could you come and have tea with me at four-thirty on Saturday afternoon, July 13th? I shall be having my tea in bed, but we can have a pleasant talk. I am just back from New Hampshire4, and I have been sick5 most of the time since April. But though I'm a dull hostess I want to see my Margaret just as soon as I can. If you cannot come, my telephone me. My number is Regent 4–8354.

Remember, half-past four, Saturday the 13th.

Lovingly Your Aunt Willie

5703 is at corner of Park & 63d Street

Mrs. Richard Shannon1 131 Riverside Drive New York City2 NEW YORK, N.Y.2 JUL 11 1940 10–PM