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#2429: Willa Cather Mary Virginia Boak Cather, [June 13, 1931]

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VIRTUS NON STEMMA
The Grosvenor3
35 FIFTH AVENUE
New York
My Dearest Mother1;

Tomorrow, Sunday, I go down to Princeton4, and I will not be back until Wednesday night. The luncheons and dinners and receptions take up four days. I will probably enjoy it5, but I will come back very tired. I pray for cool weather. So far, the weather here2 has been very pleasant. It was lucky for me, as I had to shop for new clothes for all these festivities.

Nearly everyone I meet says, "Well, I hear the new book6 is the best of all." That rumor seems to have got about generally. Dorothy Canfield7 has read the advance sheets and thinks it much the best. We'll hope for good luck.

I have just sent Jim8 a check to give the children9 some good times in their vacation and to buy lots of lamb chops and good food for them. You know he is a little inclined to economize on food, and I don't believe in it.

Give Mrs. Bates10 my love, and give Elsie11 a big hug for me when she arrives.

My heart to you, Willie