A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather

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To Ned AbbottOct. 25, [1922?], from New YorkWCPM 

If he weren't a friend from school, would refuse his request for biographical information. Suggests he talk with Mrs. Alice E. D. Goudy in Auburn, Nebraska, who was her high school teacher and knew her all through college. P.S.: Very proud of Newbranch's editorial. Prefers he not mention the McClure autobiography.  Willa Cather   [Stout #636]

To Wilfred E. DavisonFeb. 28, 1924Middlebury 

Would like to come to Bread Loaf again, but is going to Nebraska in April and will not return until fall. Enjoyed seeing the Whichers and Dorothy Canfield while in Paris.   Willa Cather   [Stout #721]

To Elizabeth Moorhead VermorckenMar. 23, [1924], from Pocono Manor Inn, Pa.PM 

Can hardly do any writing for fending off people inviting her to speak. Has been here to rest in a lovely setting. D. H. Lawrence and wife have been there, marvelous company. Expects to go home in a few days. So few people at the inn, hasn't been bothered by them at all. Appreciates invitation to visit, but that is something she just doesn't do. P.S.: Ethel Litchfield can tell her why. Does visit Mary Jewett in Maine occasionally, but that's really the only person.  Willa Cather   [Stout #727]

To Wilfred Edward DavisonDec. 21, 1925Middlebury 

Will be in Mexico and New Mexico all next summer, so can't accept invitation to Bread Loaf. Probably won't ever have time to do it again.   Willa Cather   [Stout #812]

To Lillian D. WaldJan. 8, 1926Columbia 

Will have to miss going to the theater with her. Is going to the country on Monday [the 11th] to work.   Willa Cather   [Stout #818]

To Edward WagenknechtOct. 15, [1926], from Jaffrey, N.H.PM 

"The Bohemian Girl" was never published as a book; withdrew it from book publication because judged it unworthy. The only copy of The Troll Garden she has belonged to Sarah Orne Jewett, with Jewett's marginal notes. Never lends it. Unreprinted stories are without merit—such as "A Death in the Desert," such a weak story! P.S.: Will be interested in seeing his book. Doesn't agree this is a great period in literature in English.  Willa Cather   [Stout #851]

To Harry Brent Mackoy [attorney in Kenton County, Ky.]Nov. 11, 1926, from New YorkKentucky 

Is not related to Catherine D. Cather. Please inform the editor of Onward that she should not make such an assertion again.   Willa Cather   [Stout #859]

To Mary Virginia Auld, Saturday [Feb. 19, 1927] UNL , copy, not original.

Appreciated the valentine treat, which helped cheer her up from a period of feeling down, mainly because she can't look forward to another writing project as rewarding as Archbishop. Has been to a Rin Tin Tin movie. Steichen is coming to dinner; will wear her beautiful new dress. Is reading proofs with Edith.   W. S. C.   [Stout #875]

To Mabel Dodge LuhanJuly 1, [1930], from ParisBeinecke 

Her article on Lawrence captures him better than anyone else has done. So glad to hear that Jeffers liked Archbishop. Admires his "Roan Stallion" and "Night." Paris has deteriorated, more like New York now. Wouldn't have come except to see a seriously ill friend. Misses New Mexico and is tired of festivities.   Willa   [Stout #1014]

To Mabel Dodge LuhanJan. 17, [1931?], from New YorkBeinecke 

Very much admires Lorenzo in Taos [published in 1932; she must have seen manuscript or proof]. It equals the Buffalo section of Intimate Memories. Whether one agrees or not with the views of the people, they are well presented. Lawrence himself is caught better than anyone else has ever caught him, down to his giggle, or snicker. Country itself has its own life, and Tony's car takes on real significance. Edith away for a week, but read it, too. Is leaving for California before long. Mother about the same. Hopes to go to Mexico City before long.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1036]

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