A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather

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To Louise Pound,  n.d. [probably fall 1891] , from 1029 L Street, LincolnDuke 

Please drop by her room alone on Wednesday evening.   Willa Cather   [Stout #7]


To Will Owen JonesJan. 15, 1896 [actually 1897] from PittsburghWCPM 

Won't be able to send material for newspaper until next week. Has met C. L. Magee, managing editor of two Pittsburgh newspapers and political boss of the city. Had a letter of introduction from an actress friend. Magee's office crowded with people, but he had a kind word for each, gave letters to several to help them get jobs. It was hard to ask a stranger for a job, but he encouraged her to come back. Asked her into his private office, said he would take some articles and there might be a job coming open on the evening paper.    Willa Cather   [Stout #34]


To Students of Allegheny High School, PittsburghJune 6, 1906 quoted in ; Bohlke 

Will not return to the school in the fall, though expected to when she told them goodbye. Is going to New York to engage in work she enjoys even more than teaching. Wishes them well in their senior year.    Willa Cather   [Stout #112]


To William L. Graves [of Columbus, Ohio]Dec. 17, 1906, on McClure's letterhead ; UVa 

Will take his poem "The Road at Night." He may recall they met some time ago and shared an admiration for Miss Guiney. Hopes he liked Guiney's "Wood-Doves" in the October issue. Enclosed: $20 check.  Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #121]


To E. J. Overing, Jr.,  [President of the Red Cloud Board of Education] Apr. 30, 1909 [letter read at 1909 commencement exercises and published in the Red Cloud Chief May 27, 1909] ; WCPM , also Bohlke.

Had hoped to be there for commencement, but is leaving for London on business. Has kept up with Red Cloud schools through brothers and sisters. Remembers with love Mr. and Mrs. A. K. Goudy and Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Case. Mrs. Case, then Miss King, was principal when she first entered the school. Remembers her first teacher and some of her fellow pupils. Always tried to please Miss King, who helped and advised her all through high school—even tried to teach her algebra, an impossibility. Hard to believe it has been nineteen years since she graduated. Best wishes to the new graduates. They should try to live up to their teachers' goals for them.    Willa Cather   [Stout #159]


To H. L. MenckenDec. 6, [1912?], from no. 5 Bank Street New YorkNYPL 

Appreciates his letter with comments about Alexander's Bridge.    Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #248]


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 R. L. ScaifeMay 10, [1915], from New YorkHarvard 

When will she receive proofs? Doesn't want to stop work on some stories and articles until there are enough proofs that she can stick with them.   Willa S. Cather   [Stout #303]


To R. L. ScaifeMay 12, [1915], from New YorkHarvard 

Please have foreign words set in italics. Copyeditor didn't in O Pioneers!. Also names of operatic roles. Hopes he has a proofreader who is fluent in Spanish and someone who can check the German used in the music lessons.   Willa S. Cather   [Stout #304]


To R. L. ScaifeMay 18, [1915], from New YorkHarvard 

Sending about half the corrected proofs to the press today. Please remember to provide three pulls of the galleys.   Willa S. Cather   [Stout #306]


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