A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather

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To Ferris GreensletJune 30, [1915], from New YorkHarvard 

Likes the jacket, but the copy is wrong—Moonstone, Colorado, not Arizona. Also, Thea and Fred go to Mexico, not New Mexico. Wishes it could say something about her artistic growth in the cliff dweller ruins. Actually, not so very happy with the cover. Couldn't it be more like British edition of Pioneers? Henry James seems patronizing in his essay on the Fieldses.   Willa Cather   [Stout #311]

To Carl Van DorenJan. 2, [1922]Princeton 

Is back at home and hopes he can come for tea on a Friday. Would like to discuss his chapter on Henry James in The American Novel [1921] .   Willa Cather   [Stout #570]

To Wilbur CrossJan. 10, 1922Beinecke 

Understood from the Canbys that she would see him before now, so didn't write. Has articles due to the New Republic and the Nation in February, so can't get one done for the Yale Review right away.   Willa Cather   [Stout #572]

To H. L. MenckenFeb. 6, [1922?]Baltimore 

Pleased by his article on "Our National Letters." Earlier in career tried to counter the influence of foreign writers by following Henry James and Edith Wharton; now realizes their conventions took her further into artifice, away from authenticity. Would like to send him an advance copy of new novel when it becomes available. Does not believe it is a sentimental book.   Willa Cather   [Stout #577]

To Henry Chester Tracy [ Hollywood, Calif. ]June 22, 1922, from New YorkUVa 

Can't give him advice on how to write a story except to wait until he feels compelled by his material.   Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #606]

To Mr. RuggAug. 10, [1922], from Grand MananDartmouth 

Sorry to be so slow to reply, but mail has been displaced since returning from Bread Loaf. Sent his copy of Youth and the Bright Medusa before she left Vermont, though. No, seldom gives lectures.   Willa Cather   [Stout #613]

To Henry Seidel Canby,  Sunday night [Sept. 1922?] Beinecke 

Sending thanks to Mrs. Canby, if the wonderful review was written by her.   Willa Cather   [Stout #622]

To Wilbur CrossOct. 11, 1922, from New YorkBeinecke 

People seem to have strong feelings about One of Ours, pro or con. Has been thinking he might like a memoir about Mrs. James T. Fields [for Yale Review], but through a misunderstanding Henry Seidel Canby is expecting such a piece from her [for Literary Review, New York Evening Post]. No longer interested in doing the article she discussed with Miss McAfee a year ago. Wants to keep working on a new novelette [ A Lost Lady ].   Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #626]

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 Henry Seidel CanbySept. 11, [1924?], prob. from Grand MananBeinecke 

Will not be back to New York for some time. How is Mrs. Canby? Please reply to Shattuck Inn, Jaffrey, N.H.   Willa Cather   [Stout #744]

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