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I'm not in Rome4—I'm in Jaffrey! When
I got to Red Cloud5 in July my
father6 had the first serious
illness of his life—angina. I stayed until he began to get better, then
dashed back to New York3 and put all
my goods in storage. Five Bank
street7 is a thing of the past. All this held us8 until past our sailing date. When we
were in the midst of moving, Miss Lewis' mother9 had a stroke in Springfield10. Edith felt she could not go far from
Springfield, and as MEMO to _____ date _____
ALFRED A. KNOPF 730 Fifth Ave., NEW YORK we were both terribly tired we came here11, where I always like it and where I'm well treated. I'm going to stay here some weeks and rest—not think about anything but the weather. Then I'll probably go to Arizona12, and we'll hope to get abroad early in the spring.
Oh did you see the Hard Boiled Virgin13's review14 of the Bishop15? I'm sure some kind friend at the museum would rush it16 to you—'tis but human nature. And Rebecca West17's was18 very interesting didn't you think? A real idea19, several of them in it.MEMO to _____ date _____
I began this in the juniper pasture, so please excuse. I'm almost to lazy to trail a pen over paper, and the ever-growing pile of letters I have to answer makes me numb.
Dear innocent, the green is too expensive to bind many books in—only the first 20,000 were done in it, it has already gone into sober brown, and I find myself with out one green copy to keep!
What about the walking trip? You don't tell me.
Will you drop into Lord & Taylor's some day and get me three hair nets of the enclosed variety? They go rather fast up here. And write me anything cheerful you happen to know.With love W. S. C. THE SHATTUCK INN AT THE FOOT OF MONADNOCK MOUNTAIN JAFFREY, N. H.2 Miss Louise Guerber1 Metropolitan Museum of Art 81st St. & Fifth Avenue New York3 N. Y. JAFFREY N. H.2 SEP 21 1927 5 30 AM THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM