Skip to main content

#2529: Willa Cather to Alfred A. Knopf, August 2 [1922]

More about this letter…
Plain view:

Guide to Reading Letter Transcriptions

Some of these features are only visible when "plain text" is off.

Textual Feature Appearance
passage deleted with a strikethrough mark deleted passage
passage deleted by overwritten added letters overwritten passage
passage added above the line passage with added text above
passage added on the line passage with added text inline
passage added in the margin passage with text added in margin
handwritten addition to a typewritten letter typed passage with added handwritten text
missing or unreadable text missing text noted with "[illegible]"
uncertain transcriptions word[?]
notes written by someone other than Willa Cather Note in another's hand
printed letterhead text printed text
text printed on postcards, envelopes, etc. printed text
text of date and place stamps stamped text
passage written by Cather on separate enclosure. written text
Bread Loaf Inn
Bread Loaf, Vt.
Dear Mr. Knopf1;

My plans3 have slightly changed. I shall be here2 until Sunday, August 6th, and will reach Grand Manan4 on August 8th, where I hope the proof of the book of verse5 will reach me soon.

Please send me two copies of "One of Ours"6 to that address just as soon as the book is made up, bound or unbound. there in the Bay of Fundy7!

I have had a delightful time here8, and am ever so much rested. It's a beautiful place and the people are charming — all young English professors in the old, small colleges; Amherst, Union, Williams etc.

I'll be glad for any news of what Claude Wheeler9's prospects seem to be.

Faithfully W. S. C.