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#2655: Willa Cather to Alfred A. Knopf, September 14 [1932]

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K9/20 Dear Aflred1:

The envelope will give you my address. I came down here2 rather suddenly, September 12th, and shall be here until the first of October. I have telegraphed the Chicago Woman’s Club4 that I will lunch with them October 20th, but that will end the medal chapter. I hear that Omaha5 and Detroit6 are considering a similar persecution, but I surely won’t go about collecting medals!

You will see me in New York7 early in October. I hope you and Blanche8 had a good vacation in Canada9 — at least you escaped the heat wave which struck New York about that time.

In case you want to talk to me about anything important, telegraph me an hour when you will be in the office and I can telephone you from here. If you have a new book that’s interesting, please send it along. I expect you didn’t have time to read Proust10 this summer — and one can’t get much out of him unless one has a feeling of plenty of time ahead of one. Please drop me a line and tell me how you both are, and how things are going with you.

Faithfully Willa Cather