A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather

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To Dorothy CanfieldOct. 10, 1899 from 1176 Murray Hill, PittsburghUVt 

Is studying Greek and being treated like a goddess. Hasn't seen the Nevins, but they have phoned and he has sent a copy of Shakespeare's sonnets. In Chicago had dinner with Mr. Dooley. He and the Peatties encouraged her to come there to work. Mrs. Peattie's new story in Atlantic ["The Man at the Edge of Things," reviewed by Cather Nov. 4] establishes her as a writer. Was met at the train station by Isabelle, looking beautiful. They have been walking in the hills and going to concerts. Has read all of Dorothy's letters from Paris. Had a nice visit with May Willard last night. P.S.: Will tell her about Alfred next time.  Willa   [Stout #58]


To Annie Adams FieldsJuly 24, 1912, from Red Cloud, Nebr.Huntington 

Has been seeing the wheat harvest in the French and Bohemian country. Attended French mass at the Church of Saint Anne. Must get to work when she gets to Pittsburgh. Feeling well.   Willa   [Stout #240]


To Miss Chapin,  n.d. [prob. Aug. 1924] , from Grand MananUVa 

Does not review books. Please congratulate Dr. Leach on the revived Forum. Glad he could get the fine story by Miss Sedgwick.   Willa Cather   [Stout #740]


To Ferris Greenslet,  n.d. [c. Aug. 20, 1924] , from Grand MananHarvard 

Hasn't received Anne Douglas Sedgwick's The Little French Girl, as he promised in letter. Please hold September check until further notice, as she will be there and in Jaffrey. Would he have a pound of caramels sent from Mary Elizabeth's [shop]? Isn't he planning a volume of Miss Guiney's poetry? [Happy Endings: The Collected Lyrics of Louise Imogen Guiney, edited by Greenslet, was published in 1927.] Could be working on it while lounging on the cliffs.   Willa Cather   [Stout #741]


To Ferris GreensletAug. 28, [1924], from Grand MananHarvard 

The two pounds of caramels arrived C.O.D., though she feels sure he paid for it. Has begun Sedgwick's book and likes it so far.   W. S. C.   [Stout #742]


To Stephen TennantMar. 28, [1927], from no. 5 Bank Street, New YorkYongue 

Anne Douglas Sedgwick has sent a note written by him praising My Mortal Enemy. Appreciates his favor. Most of her books made out of old memories from which the extraneous has dropped away. Now reading proofs of a book that gave her joy to write, Death Comes for the Archbishop.   Willa Cather   [Stout #883]


To Carrie Miner Sherwood,  n.d. [June 19, 1931] WCPM 

Sending press clippings about honorary degree at Princeton. Sat beside Charles Lindbergh at the formal dinner and had lunch with him and his wife. Hated not to stop in Red Cloud, but will come some day.   Willie   [Stout #1055]


To Zoë Akins,  n.d. [pm. June 21, 1931] , from Grosvenor Hotel, New YorkUVa 

Princeton festivities went fine. Enjoyed meeting the Lindberghs, especially Mrs.   Willa   [Stout #1057]


To unnamed "boys" [sons of Annie Pavelka?]June 26, 1931, from Grosvenor Hotel, New YorkWCPM 

Did not forget their commencement. Has shown their pictures to friends in Pasadena and New York as examples of the fine Bohemian boys in Nebraska. Has had a commencement of her own—honorary degree at Princeton. Met the Lindberghs. Sorry not to stop when she came through, but will be there before another year goes by.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1058]


To Carrie Miner SherwoodFeb. 9, [1932], from Grosvenor Hotel, New YorkWCPM 

Thanks for checking on the mortgage. Is recovering from influenza. English reviews of Shadows all very positive. Is sorrowing over the Lindbergh baby.   Willie   [Stout #1095]


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