A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather

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To Ferris GreensletFeb. 17, [1924]Harvard 

Is pleased with the idea of doing an edition of Jewett. Will add "The Queen's Twin," "A Dunnet Shepherdess," and "William's Wedding" to the Pointed Firs sketches. Hears from her local librarian that younger readers sometimes think Jewett's books look like children's books. Type and size of volumes should look more modern. P.S.: Movie rights of A Lost Lady have sold for $12,000.  Willa Cather   [Stout #718]


To Ferris Greenslet,  Thursday [Mar. 13, 1924?] Harvard 

Has a problem with the Jewett book. Please come Tuesday. Telephone Watkins 7736.   W. S. C.   [Stout #723]


To Ferris Greenslet,  Sunday [Mar. 23, 1924?] , from Pocono Manor Inn, Pa.Harvard 

Thanks for his good offices [in writing to Mary Jewett]. Came here on Thursday all worn out. Is surprised Mary Jewett would believe someone she didn't know. Will write to her next week.   Willa Cather   [Stout #726]


To Elizabeth Moorhead VermorckenMar. 23, [1924], from Pocono Manor Inn, Pa.PM 

Can hardly do any writing for fending off people inviting her to speak. Has been here to rest in a lovely setting. D. H. Lawrence and wife have been there, marvelous company. Expects to go home in a few days. So few people at the inn, hasn't been bothered by them at all. Appreciates invitation to visit, but that is something she just doesn't do. P.S.: Ethel Litchfield can tell her why. Does visit Mary Jewett in Maine occasionally, but that's really the only person.  Willa Cather   [Stout #727]


To Ferris GreensletApr. 15, [1924]Harvard 

Between a friend's illness and Josephine's, is driven to distraction, but has started the introduction and will send it to Miss Jewett to see if she accepts. Burton Rascoe caused a lot of mischief. Wants to place "The Queen's Twin" between "A Dunnet Shepherdess" and "William's Wedding." Enclosing a list of stories for second volume.  List: (1) "A White Heron" (2) "The Flight of Betsey Lane" (3) "The Dunham Ladies" (4) "Going to Shrewsbury" (5) "The Only Rose" (6) "Miss Tempy's Watchers" (7) "Martha's Lady" (8) "The Guests of Mrs. Timms" (9) "The Town Poor" (10) "The Hiltons' Holiday" (or "Decoration Day"?) (11) "Aunt Cynthia Dallet"  Willa Cather   [Stout #729]


To Ferris GreensletApr. 26, 1924Harvard 

Prefers to call it a preface, not an introduction. Bostonians would feel they didn't need to be introduced to Jewett. Hopes the tone is right. P.S.: Going to Cos Cob for the weekend.  W. S. C.   [Stout #730]


To Ferris GreensletMay 10, [1924]Harvard 

Please don't put the Fairchild sonnet as a dedication. It's third-rate and trite. Reluctant to include "Decoration Day" unless Mary Jewett is determined. Be sure to keep "The Hiltons' Holiday," which Jewett believed in (though she thought "Decoration Day" had not aged well). Will withdraw preface if he uses the sonnet.   Willa Cather   [Stout #732]


To Ferris Greenslet,  Saturday [prob. Oct. 11, 1924] , from Jaffrey, N.H.Harvard 

Suggests as title for the Jewett volumes: The Mayflower Edition of Sarah Orne Jewett's Best Stories   W. S. C.   [Stout #749]


To Mr. HuntMar. 20, 1925Harvard 

Very pleased with the volumes of Jewett stories. Please also have a copy of My Ántonia sent.   Willa Cather   [Stout #777]


To Zoë AkinsMay 9, [1925], from New YorkUVa 

Appreciated message from the ship and hopes she is enjoying Paris. Leaves for Bowdoin College tomorrow to give an address, then on to Mary Jewett's house in South Berwick, Maine. Then to Wellesley, Massachusetts, to visit Mary Virginia [where she attended Dana Hall]. Leaves for Arizona May 30. Is about halfway through proofs.   Willa   [Stout #782]


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