In part: "Thanks for all your kindness... and it will be a very great pleasure seeing you again and your daughter whom we remember very pleasantly, and it will be fun seeing California again, and we do very gladly accept your invitation may it be for a lunch any day that I am not lecturing in the afternoon and the P.E.N. club will be nice... No I have no relations in Oakland or any where as far as I know in California... I always stay at a hotel, perhaps the Palace Hotel... we are hoping that Carl [van Vechten] will come too... and it would be wonderful if he did come..."
Stein arrived in Pasadena, California on March 28, 1935. On April 2 she drove to San Francisco arriving on April 8th. On Tuesday April 9, she attended the P.E.N. dinner at The Bohemian Club as the guest of Gertrude Atherton (see Letters of Gertrude Stein and Thornton Wilder, pages 349-350). (Inventory #: 2221831)