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#2663: Willa Cather to Alfred A. Knopf, August 19 [1933]

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K 8/23 ⬩W⬩S⬩C⬩ Dear Alfred1;

Thank you for writing me at once how Pat’s3 operation4 came out. One can’t help being anxious. I wrote him a letter a few days ago, but unfortunately it was sent to the boat by one of the most unreliable island2 boys; if he hasn’t got it by this time, please let me know.

By all means send Dr. Oliver’s5 novel6 along7; if it is addressed to me in handwriting and not on a company label, the postmaster won’t send it to the customs office.

Please reply to the enclosed letter for me. If you are going to bring that8 chapter9 out as a booklet10, I shouldn’t think you would want them to use it. None of these pedagogues are friends of mine.

With love to all of you, and very special love to Pat, Willa Cather