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#2654: Willa Cather to George M. Stimson, August 31 [1932]

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GS ⬩W⬩S⬩C⬩ Dear Mr. Stimson1;

While3 I asked Mr. Flower4 to follow your make-up exactly in this book5, I was more concerned about the spacing and arrangement on the page than about the binding. I was also hopeful that he would copy your jacket, as his jacket for6 "Shadows"7 was very bad.

When his dummy8 reaches you, I think you had better pass on the binding yourself, and cable him your verdict. The mails are so slow in coming here2 that, to get my opinion, he might hold the book up for sometime. My friends9 write me that the Paris10 booksellers are counting on it for the middle of September.

Please call up Mr. Novak11, the Czech Consul General, at 1440 Broadway, and ask him if he has sent a copy of the new book to President Masaryk12? If he has not, will you please send a copy to his office, to be sent over in the consular mail bag.

I probably will not be here after September 10th, but will let you know my next address. Isn’t the book doing very well13, for such a short one.? I keep receiving congratulations from my friends on the make-up! We must have done a [illegible] good job!

FaithfullyWilla Cather

Please have a copy of “Destinies” sent to the following persons: