A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather

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To Ferris GreensletNov. 1, [1915], from PittsburghHarvard 

Has written to McClure about providing a sketch, but he is away in Texas. Will try to write the article for Book News if he will send more specific instructions. Let Mr. Scaife know about the quotable reviews in the Boston Advertiser and the New Bedford Standard. P.S.: Wondering if it will be reviewed in the Atlantic.  Willa Cather   [Stout #330]


To Ferris GreensletJune 30, [1916 ?], from Brown Palace Hotel, DenverHarvard 

Paul Reynolds sold the clumsy story she told him about for $600. Is on her way to Taos. Hopes he will remember she still wants to do a book about the Southwest and will not commit to anyone else for one.   W. S. C.   [Stout #359]


To Paul R. ReynoldsJuly 10, 1916, from Taos, N.M.Columbia 

Has received the $540 check for "The Diamond Mine." Hopes to have some new material for him in the fall.   Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #360]


To H. G. DwightJuly 10, 1916, from Taos, N.M.Amherst 

The Columbian Hotel in this wonderful place is pink adobe, the owner a dark Mexicana. Enjoys taking horseback rides and stopping at people's houses. Sorry she didn't invite him another day and arrange for him to bring his friends, but reached the point where she had to leave. Hopes he will visit in the fall. Has taken Paul Reynolds as agent, and he has sold a story she would never have tried to place with a magazine.   Willa Cather   [Stout #361]


To Paul R. ReynoldsJuly 12, 1916, from Taos, N.M.Columbia 

Sending a photo of herself.   Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #362]


To Paul R. ReynoldsSept. 25, [1916?]Columbia 

Sorry not to have anything to send him yet. Will get back to New York in November and start to work. Glad to see the story in McClure's ["The Diamond Mine," Oct. 1916], but they should have let her cut it as she did "My Little Sister" [by Elizabeth Robins, pub. Dec. 1912 and Jan. 1913].   Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #367]


To Paul R. ReynoldsNov. 9, 1916, from Red Cloud, Nebr.Columbia 

Pleased with his success with this last story. Please ask Harper's to let her have the manuscript back to do a little revision.   Willa Cather   [Stout #371]


To Paul R. ReynoldsDec. 11, 1916Columbia 

Can have lunch with him on Monday the 18th. May have a manuscript for him.   Willa Cather   [Stout #373]


To Ferris GreensletDec. 16, [1916], from New YorkHarvard 

People she knows from Sweden and Norway have indicated possible interest there in translations of O Pioneers! and The Song of the Lark. Could he take it up with publishers, perhaps enclosing a copy of Edward Garnett's article in last February's Atlantic? Is enclosing a list of the best people to write. He can get their attention by mentioning that reviewers have thought Thea Kronborg was modeled after Olive Fremstad. Please send three dozen copies of the advertising booklet for her to send to people who inquire. Finishing some short stories for Reynolds to place, but will start on the next book soon. Hopes he can come to New York to discuss the Scandinavian possibilities. Will have a phone in soon and send him the number. Might he be there next Thursday [Dec. 21] for dinner with the Hambourgs, S. S. McClure, and Harry Dwight? McClure will tell everyone about the war.   Willa S. C.   [Stout #375]


To R. L. ScaifeMar. 8, 1917 from New YorkHarvard 

Has set aside "The Blue Mesa" to work on a novel with western setting about the same length as O Pioneers!. Is about half through the first draft. How late could she get manuscript in to have a fall publication date? May have it by end of May or middle of June. If a fall publication this year not possible, will probably set it aside and do more stories. Reynolds can get $700 each for them.   Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #382]


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