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#2702: Willa Cather to Alfred A. Knopf, [September 2, 1938]

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⬩W⬩S⬩C⬩ My Dear Alfred1;

The snapshots3 of Douglass4 have come and I am very grateful for them. How fortunate it was for me that you snapped him that day! Neither he nor I knew that you did.

It is already autumn here2, and the weather is glorious. I feel more interest in things every day now, and long walks in the soft air make one feel a pleasant relaxation in all one’s nerves. I won’t be in town5 in time for your dinner on the twelfth. I shall stay on here until the last week of September—perhaps longer.

I certainly want to read The Big Four6, but I’d rather you sent it to me after I get back to town.

Thank you for good news7 of Pat8. If he really wants to grind a little, I’m sure he can. Greet Blanche9 very warmly for me. She is surely coming home10 a month too soon for perfect comfort.

Affectionately to you both Willa Cather