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#2621: Willa Cather to Blanche Wolf Knopf, [October 10 to 18, 1930]

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10-20-B My Dear Blanche1;

I awfully hate to refuse to let you4 quote me about the Martin Shand5 book, but it would let me in for too much trouble. The only way I can keep out is to keep out altogether. I don’t want to begin speaking up for books — or I’d at once have to speak for poor books by very good friends!

I may get down to New York6 before you said7, but I can’t be sure. It will all depend on how fast I can drive ahead here2. I awfully enjoy sitting at a desk again. The weather is glorious and I walk in the woods in the afternoon. Please write me if there are any changes in the office,—Miss Aaron8 and Mr. Lesser9 are still there, please God! When are you coming back, do you think, and shall you see the Hambourgs10? I’ll surely be in New York when you come back, if I don’t see you now. I’ve a great deal to tell you.

With much love to you Willa Cather

Please have all my mail sent up here now instead of to Miss Bloom11.

being sent there now