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#3063: Willa Cather to James Douglas Dow, March 26, 1946

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⬩W⬩S⬩C⬩ Dear Douglas Dow1:

I am out of the hospital5 and getting along reasonably well. I was so happy to hear of your whereabouts and about your lovely family. I have never forgotten the happy day6 I spent at your father7's house (Brushwood, didn't he call his place?). No, I had not heard of your mother8's death but I am glad, as you are, that your father didn't live to survive her. I just love to remember that short visit I had with you all as one of the happiest and warmest chapters of American life that I had the good fortune to happen upon. Through the ensuing years I occasionally wrote your mother and was always delighted to have a characeristically cordial reply. She urged me to stop again at Brushwood after your father was gone, but because of some illness in my father9's family I could not stop, and so the visit I would have loved never came to pass.

With happy memories, Willa Cather
Mr. Douglas Dow1 1052 Seminale Avenue Detroit 143 Michigan NEW YORK, N. Y.2 MAR 27 1946 530 PM FROM CATHER
570 PARK AVE.4, NEW YORK CITY2