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#3145: Willa Cather to Marie M. Meloney, October 6 [1934]

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The Shattuck Inn3
Annex
ACCOMMODATIONS FOR
200 GUESTS
ALL MODERN
CONVENIENCES
AT THE FOOT OF MONADNOCK MOUNTAIN
JAFFREY, N.H.2
Dear Mrs. Meloney1;

I find your letter awaiting me here. If you will send the copy of "Antonia"4 to me here before October 16th, I will write in it and send it back to you. It's not so easy to "inscribe" a book for Mr. Barrie5. Hardy6, Meredith7, Barrie, Conrad8; and Barrie's is the last # I mean poetic, in the old sense—a much larger word! authentic imagination left in England9. Shaw10 is AMERICAN PLAN
OPEN ALL THE YEAR
The Shattuck Inn
Annex
ACCOMMODATIONS FOR
200 GUESTS
ALL MODERN
CONVENIENCES
AT THE FOOT OF MONADNOCK MOUNTAIN
JAFFREY, N.H.
clever enough, but his characters are ideas, never people, and they never convince one, no matter how plausibly they behave. Mr. Barrie can use the most fanciful situations and they are so perfectly true: as true as the month of May is, or the rainbow, or "A Midsummer Night's Dream"11. Of course, to the man himself, I can only write him that I am his sincere admirer,

Willa Cather

Excuse this scenic letter paper—I've not yet unpacked.

AMERICAN PLAN
OPEN ALL THE YEAR