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#2624: Willa Cather to Alfred A. Knopf, April 2 [1931]

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B FAIRMONT HOTEL3
NOB HILL
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF.2
CABLE ADDRESS
"FAIRMONT"
Dear Alfred1;

I've written4 Mr. Levinson5 that I cannot speak for him. I'd never get away from here without making a lecture tour if I did!

I agree with you that a type6 jacket7 with distinction and style would be best, and I shall be very honored if you see fit to add to it any words8 over your signature.

Yehudi's9 arrival was splendid; it brought all the clans together, as it were. Do you know the Ehrmans10 and the Helmans? They are the most enchanting FAIRMONT HOTEL
NOB HILL
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF.2
CABLE ADDRESS
"FAIRMONT"
people. Sidney Ehrman started Yehudi, long ago (five years, to be accurate!) and they are, through the Jacobys, distantly related to a Mrs. Charles Wiener11 who lives here now12, and who started me13 on my road in Red Cloud Nebraska14, when I was ten years old. I suppose I got a kind of Hebrew complex at that age, and the grand Jews still seem to me the most magnificent people on earth. They simply get me, I'm theirs, I can't refuse anything.

Hastily W. S. C.