Letter from Booth Tarkington to May Wright Sewall.

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TARKINGTON, BOOTH SEPT 10, 1919

Sept 10 '19

Dear Mrs. Sewall:-

I suggest that you send me the information I asked for after you have "[?] settled" in Indpls. You can ? it there. Mr. Howland will doubtless talk over the contract with you; I am sure he will be fair, and the terms will be customary - it is always about the same thing: 10% gross, I suppose, on sales up to 10,000 and 15% thereafter some such arrangement I should let him propose the terms and, if they are like this, accept at once.

Of course the eliminations will be submitted to you before the book is made up; and the order of the contents (using the essays as appendix) is not of great importance, so long

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as the material is retained.

Do not believe that my small introduction induces them to take the book, or particularly [?] them to do so. The suggestion perhaps served to obtain some interest in the [?] but it is the [?] itself, and nother else whatever, that has brought them to their favorable decision. It is splendid news about your health.

Faithfully yours Booth Tarkington

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