A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather

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To Elizabeth Shepley SergeantOct. 11, 1913, from 1180 Murray Hill, PittsburghPM 

Will go to New York next week, then back here. Has been reading phone directories from various cities—L, K, and O in Minneapolis. Isabelle's sister Edith getting married.   W. S. C.   [Stout #266]


To Ferris GreensletMay 2, [1914], from New YorkHarvard 

Glad the book is selling fairly well. How did the Heinemann edition do? Is going to Pittsburgh in a few days. Miss Lewis sailing for Naples toward the end of the month.   W. S. C.   [Stout #281]


To Ferris GreensletSept. 13, [1915], from Red Cloud, Nebr.Harvard 

Good work on the publicity booklet and poster. Thanks for the advance copy. Likes the cover, jacket, and type. Has excellent photos of Mesa Verde provided by the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad, also of Taos and the pueblos near Santa Fe. Would he still like to have a book about the Southwest? Might be able to travel for free on Santa Fe next summer to gather additional material. Unfortunately, has gained six pounds while climbing and riding. Edith lost weight.   W. S. C.   [Stout #322]


To Ferris GreensletOct. 23, [1916], from Red Cloud, Nebr.Harvard 

Should she buy the plates to Troll Garden? Did he see the article where she is said to write like [Edith] Wharton? Does not want to. Has heard George Young may sue over "The Diamond Mine," but doesn't believe he will. Mother has been ill.   Willa Cather   [Stout #369]


To Mary Austinn.d. calling card printed Miss Edith Lewis, Number Five Bank StreetHuntington 

Is disappointed to have missed her. Will call again next week.   [Stout #379]


To Elizabeth Shepley SergeantJune 23, [1917?] from Red Cloud, Nebr.PM 

Can't suggest anything new to read. Most new books disappointing. Elsie might try Mary Austin's The Ford. Came to Nebraska to receive an honorary doctorate. Edith Abbott, Jane Addams's assistant, awarded honorary degree at the same time, the first given by the University of Nebraska to women. Then more than a week of visiting, until tea parties became repetitious and tiresome. Nebraska is in a heat wave plus burning with patriotism. Is going to Wyoming soon.   W. S. C.   [Stout #387]


To Carrie Miner SherwoodMar. 13, 1919 [actually 1918], from New YorkWCPM 

So glad to have her letter. Theirs is a lifelong friendship. Proud to hear of her work for the Red Cross. Has had a hard winter, with fuel shortage and illnesses, and the book will be delayed. Olive Fremstad helped get her through an attack of bronchitis; she wasn't working because there were no German operas this year. Is getting along well with Isabelle's husband now, having learned to like him. Was at the Wieners' house often before Mr. Wiener's death. A gracious family, unlike many wealthy Jews. Edith sends regards. Winter was hard on her, too, but of course worst on the poor people of the city.   Willie   [Stout #414]


To Lewis GannettDec. 16, [1918?]Harvard 

Prefers to remain silent. [?]   Willa Cather   [Stout #445]


To Ferris Greenslet,  Monday [1918?] Harvard 

Miss Lewis did the enclosed. He may omit the second paragraph if he wishes.   W. S. C.   [Stout #455]


To Ferris GreensletJuly 10, [1919], from TorontoHarvard 

Quite satisfied with the new jacket, but quotation is misattributed. Will leave here the end of July and spend August in Jaffrey, N.H. Edith Lewis is looking at apartments. Is working well and hates to stop.   W. S. C.   [Stout #468]


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