Dear Mott: —

My outing was a trying business, tho' I appreciated the kindness of the man who took me. It was hard not to be ungrateful, I kept thinking how much more profitable it would have been to spend some of those hours with you. There wasn't an idea in that car nor at Okoboji, and I got back horribly fagged.

My wife and mother report a fine visit with you, however, and that's some compensation.

I wanted to give you something, but was too rushed. Which of my books would you care to receive from me?

Come again & stay longer, letting me know several weeks ahead so that no one can have any prior claims on me.

Good luck!


Jno. Neihardt

Have just heard from two Harvard students who want to come next week Prof. Turner sent them, it seems.

—J. N.