A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather

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To Mrs. [Annetta Johnson] Saint-Gaudens,  Tuesday [pm. Feb. 4, 1908] , from BostonDartmouth 

Would be happy to meet her if she is in Boston. Believes a better title for her book of poems is "Songs of Pain and Renunciation."   Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #134]


To Sarah Orne JewettMay 10, 1908, from Ravello, ItalyHarvard 

What a beautiful place! Camellias and roses in bloom all around. Room overlooks the Gulf of Salerno, as blue as the water in a [Pierre] Puvis de Chavannes painting. Yesterday a festival celebrating the arrival of the skull of St. Andrew in Amalfi seven hundred years ago, but enjoyment interrupted by the arrival of some people she used to know in Nebraska. [Alice] Meynell's essays about Italy in the book Jewett gave her are very fine, especially the essay "The Lesson of Landscape," but A. E. Housman writes with equal truthfulness, and she includes a transcription of his "The Olive," a poem he gave her that she has never seen in print. The "White Heron" and the Dunnet ladies [references to copies of books by Jewett] are always with her.    Willa Cather   [Stout #138]


To Ferris GreensletOct. 1908, from 82 Washington Place, New York, transcription by E. K. Brown ; Beineke 

Enjoyed reading the Aldrich book on the train.    Willa S—C—(William)   [Stout #141]


To Jessie Cather AuldDec. 17, 1908, on McClure's letterhead ; TWU 

Is sending a present for Peter Rabbit. Don't open until Christmas! Will send books for Mary Virginia as soon as she and Miss Lewis (with whom she is partners in housekeeping) have read them. Found these nice children's books from England in a local book shop.   Willie   [Stout #144]


To Guglielmo FerreroJan. 11, 1909Columbia 

Unable to send new copies of the Standard Oil book [by Ida Tarbell], as the book business has been sold, but Mr. McClure is sending copies from his personal library.    Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #147]


To Zoë Akins,  n.d. [early 1909?] , from 82 Washington Place, New YorkHuntington 

Sorry for the tactless letter. Still not used to having to reject things. Glad she likes April Twilights. Thinks "The Palatine," published in McClure's the previous summer, is better than poems in the book. Suggests Zoë study Miss Guiney's work as a model of richness combined with restraint.   Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #152]


To Guglielmo FerreroApr. 4, 1909, on McClure's letterhead ; Columbia 

Will need the two articles in translation by July 1 and July 15. [Ida] Tarbell is glad to hear of his interest in the Standard Oil book. Mr. McClure would join her in sending greetings, but is in Paris.   Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #156]


To Norman FoersterJuly 20, 1910, on McClure's letterhead ; UNL 

Is pleased to see his success. Looking forward to his article on Gilbert White. Always expected him to write well, if he could get beyond youthful egoism. Since they have no book publishing now, can't consider his book of nature essays. Suggests Doubleday Page, which bought them out, or Houghton Mifflin. Ferris Greenslet there an old friend. For the magazine, more interested in content and a style more scientific than literary, designed to convey information. P.S.: Has been running the magazine alone past six months, as Mr. McClure has been ill. Will be going abroad this winter.  Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #182]


To Zoë AkinsFeb. 6, 1912, from BostonHuntington 

Hasn't received her book of poetry. Has been in the hospital. Now with Margaret Deland, reading proofs flat in bed.   Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #211]


To Fanny ButcherFeb. 16, [1912?]Newberry 

So glad to get Fanny's letter and to hear she is opening a book shop. Would be pleased to have her [Cather's] picture displayed in it. Going abroad in late spring, but must go see parents first. Knows handwriting is hard to read, but wanted to send a personal message. P.S.: Will come by to see the shop if possible.  Willa Cather   [Stout #212]


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