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#2704: Willa Cather to Alfred A. Knopf, [November 3, 1938]

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ACCOMMODATIONS FOR
200 GUESTS
The Shattuck Inn3
and Annex
ALL MODERN
CONVENIENCES
AT THE FOOT OF MONADNOCK MOUNTAIN
JAFFREY, N.H.
AMERICAN PLAN
OPEN ALL THE YEAR
My Dear Alfred1;

I didn't get here until October 31st, and was pretty well worn out. So much personal correspondence had to be gone through with the McClung family. Jan4 had not cabled them5! When his letter finally reached her6 sister7 letters from to all the relatives began to pour in on me. I was then already packed for Jaffrey2, but I RECEIVED
NOV—4 1938 AM
ACCOMMODATIONS FOR
200 GUESTS
The Shattuck Inn
and Annex
ALL MODERN
CONVENIENCES
AT THE FOOT OF MONADNOCK MOUNTAIN
JAFFREY, N.H.
AMERICAN PLAN
OPEN ALL THE YEAR
had to stay on at home8 and get off all those letters to her friends and family. Jan had done none of that dreary work. I attended to it—it was the last thing I could do for her.

Now, thank God, I am at work9. The weather is superb. I am sleeping well, and walk a little every day. No news from me will be good news. When I am at work I can forget all ACCOMMODATIONS FOR
200 GUESTS
The Shattuck Inn
and Annex
ALL MODERN
CONVENIENCES
AT THE FOOT OF MONADNOCK MOUNTAIN
JAFFREY, N.H.
AMERICAN PLAN
OPEN ALL THE YEAR
the misfortunes of the last five months. My "attack" is not very strong as yet, but le at least I am enough interested to forget the slings and arrows10 of outrageous fortune.

With my love to you and Blanche11 Willa Cather RECEIVED
NOV—4 1938 AM