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#2577: Willa Cather to Alfred A. Knopf, [September 11, 1927]

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⬩W⬩S⬩C⬩ K 9/14 Dear Mr. Knopf1;

Welcome home4! Miss Aaron5 can tell you this latest news of me. I expected to sail6 August 31st, and had to give up my passage because my father7 was awfully ill8. I've at last got out of Five Bank street9, which is soon to be a Subway station, and my goods are in storage. Later in the Autumn I'll go back to Nebraska10 to see Father. Then I may go11 to Arizona12 for the winter, and I may go13 abroad.

All the Boston14 reviews of the "Archbishop"15 are good—please glance at the Transcript16 review17 if you have time. I think there is good advertising copy in it18, and also in the Boston Herald19 notice. Mr. Samuel Knopf20 got a fair hearing21 for the book22 in the N.Y. Times23, which I'm sure will have a good effect on sales.

Please let me know anything interesting you may hear about the book. I'll be in New York24 for a few days, at least, before I start west to see my father—probably about the end of October. By that time we ought to have some idea as to what the "Archbishop" will do for himself.

And please ask your Secretary to mail me your new catalogue—I'm rather desperate for something to read. I wish you published Virginia Woolf25—I think she's awfully clever.

I'm being as dull as possible up here—and enjoying it! Walking six or eight miles a day, and doing nothing else.

Let me hear from you soon

Faithfully Willa Cather