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#2465: Willa Cather to Meta Schaper Cather, November 7 [1946]

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My Dear Meta1;

Miss Bloom4 will be sending you a copy of the autumn number of The Yale Review5 (quarterly) with a very appreciative article6 on my book by Doctor Brown7, of the University of Chicago. I wish Roscoe8 could have seen it, for that would have given me much pleasure. After you have read it, I wish you could pass it on to Charles9. (He used to be amused to go over all my translations10 in many languages. He tried to spell out the titles of even the Hungarian translation11—and Hungarian is such a stiff language!) But don't bother to show this article to other relatives of mine. They would not be interested, or would use it for self-advertising purposes. I have never advertised myself, and I don't see why I should be used by relatives who never helped me any. Roscoe and Douglass12 did hep help me a great deal—always, from the beginning. I would have taken pride in showing this scholarly article. Helen Louise13 shall see it as soon as her baby14 arrives! I would stake a first baby to win over an old aunt's literary reputation any time!

Goodbye dear. Write to me sometimes, do!

Lovingly Willie
Mrs. R. C. Cather1 Villa Rivera Hotel Long Beach3 California NEW YORK, N.Y.2 NOV 8 1946 12 — M