A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather

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To Fred Lewis PatteeDec. 2, [1926?], from New YorkPenn. State 

Can't agree to reprint of "The Willing Muse." Not a good story. Doesn't want to be represented by it.   Willa Cather   [Stout #862]

To Fred Lewis PatteeJan. 3, 1927Penn. State 

Suggests he use "Paul's Case" or "The Sculptor's Funeral."   Willa Cather   [Stout #868]

To Allan NevinsFeb. 20, 1927Columbia 

Can't take on a review of [Sinclair?] Lewis's book. Has a pressing commitment.   Willa Cather   [Stout #876]

To Sinclair Lewis,  n.d. [Jan. 1933?] , from New YorkBeinecke 

Telephone number is Regent 4-8354. Hopes they can get together.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1151]

To Sinclair LewisSept. 2, [1933?], from Grand MananBeinecke 

Hopes to see him in New York this winter. Now has an apartment—570 Park Avenue, though that is a secret she guards carefully. Spent four years in Pasadena, California, with her mother and is now getting back to her friends. Odd, critics carp at her for not writing like a man and at him for not writing like a woman! Going to Quebec soon, before returning to New York.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1192]

To Blanche Knopf,  Wednesday [ Apr. 15, 1936? ] HRC 

Sorry, but can't have dinner with them tonight. Got chilled in the park yesterday and has lost her voice. Did she see the letter in the Saturday Review about her and [Sinclair] Lewis? Has liked their advertising recently.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1313]

To Edith [Lewis],  Sunday [Oct. 4, 1936] , from Jaffrey, N.H.WCPM 

Is looking out the window of Edith's room at the woods. Feeling fine, with an embarrassingly hearty appetite, and sleeping soundly. Wakes up during the night long enough to enjoy the mountain air and the moonlight. In an hour will see a confluence of Jupiter and Venus. Last night it lasted about an hour before the lady [Venus] dropped over the horizon leaving him [Jupiter] alone. They were splendid. Can't believe all this beauty and order is only a matter of physics. Has been wearing her white silk suit. All the things Edith packed came through without wrinkling. Now will dress for dinner, so as not to miss a minute of the planets.   With love, W.   [Stout #1328]

To Sinclair LewisJan. 14, 1938Beinecke 

Enjoyed reading The Prodigal Parents, reminded her so of home. Americans are so naïve! Don't seem to realize there is such a thing as evil in the world. But American kindness shines through, too. America has let in too many immigrants who proved to be crooks and do-nothings, and their grandchildren are ruining the country. The U.S. is in trouble!   Willa Cather   [Stout #1392]

To Pendleton Hogan [in Washington, D.C.]Feb. 5, 1940, from New YorkUVa  , also copy at WCPM

His letter came while she was in the West on vacation [?]. Glad he likes My Mortal Enemy. Reason Ewan Grey and Esther do not reenter the story is that people dropped out of Myra's life. She had too many friends; that was one of her problems. Couldn't possibly keep up with them all. It was her excessive devotion to people that made her think of Oswald as her enemy at the end, as if he had destroyed her inner peace. But she could never have had inner peace. Knew the original of Myra quite well. She died fifteen years before the book was written. Will stop with that one question.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1469]

To Sinclair LewisMar. 22, 1944WCPM 

Hasn't anything to contribute to Mr. Troxell's collection. Most of her handwritten drafts are destroyed. Has sold three, two to a collector in England, one to France. Has no idea whether they still exist. Asks Knopf to destroy final typed draft from which type is set. Supposes he does. Enjoyed seeing him.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1661]

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