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#2775: Willa Cather to James D. Cather, March 26, 1946

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Dear Jim1:

I have many kindnesses to thank you for and at some later time, when I am a little more vigorous, I will write you a personal letter. I am now sending you a copy of my letter to Mr. Scheer3, the lawyer who makes out my income tax return, and I have marked the passage which I hope you will notice. I have not yet cashed the checks you sent me for Ocean Front Oil Company4 royalties for December and January because a personal check of that kind complicates my bookkeeping, which I strive to simplify. As you will see by the enclosed letter, my checks for interest and dividends are never sent to my home address5, but are sent to me in care of the Chase National Bank, Park Avenue & 60th Street. The bank sends me an "Advice of Credit" when such checks are received and deposited to my account. These advices I file as soon as they arrive. This is the only record I need or have to keep. The figures taken from these advices are used by the lawyer in the preparation of my income tax return. This saves me a system of bookkeeping which would take a good deal of time - and which would probably be very incorrect. I am very stupid about figures, due, probably, to training my mind in another direction., or just to natural stupidity.

With love and thanks Willa

P.S. Lately I have had several delightful visits with Helen Louise6. I grow more fond of her all the time.