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#2695: Willa Cather to Alfred A. Knopf, September 5 [1937]

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⬩W⬩S⬩C⬩ K 9/8 Dear Alfred1;

Perhaps I should bring this to your attention, as this request3 may have been refused in the regular routine.

Is there anything in it? Is the "Oxford Press" the same as the Oxford University Press? Would anybody be benefitted by such an anthology4 except the compilers thereof?

Of course this sort of anthology5, if it were well done, would really be very interesting and well worth our making an exception to a good rule. But Benét6?- - - Hasn't he too many axes to grind for his friends to make a really sound anthology?

You know these publishers and these two editors7, and I do not, so I leave it entirely to your judgement. I think the book he mentions suggests using, "Missionary Journeys"8, well chosen for an anthology.

For the last month we9 have had unprecented heat here2, but now the wind blows from the North once more. I shall be in New York10 about September 30th and will call the office by telephone when I arrive. I hope you and Pat11 are being good housekeepers.

Affectionately to you both W. S. C.