A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather

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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 Dorothy Canfield FisherAug. 14, [1931], from Grand MananUVt 

Need to prevent outrageous project, even if it means their publishers have to buy off this Mr. Allan. Enjoying cool and quiet. Island very isolated. Carpenter who built their cottage thinks she is a newspaper writer. Mother weakening.   Willa   [Stout #1069]

To Allan Nevins,  n.d. [c. May 5, 1934] Columbia 

Enjoyed reading his book Fremont. Caught the spirit of that thrilling time in America. Hand out of splints about a week ago.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1226]

To Norman Holmes PearsonOct. 23, 1937Beinecke 

Cannot agree to send him copies of revised edition of Death Comes for the Archbishop for the section he is using in his anthology, but he may be able to get them from Ferris Greenslet. Not many changes. Likes his selections of poetry. In the prose, wonders why he didn't represent Poe with "The Cask of Amontillado," a better story than "The Fall of the House of Usher." Likes Poe's poetry better than his stories.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1376]

To Allan NevinsMar. 22, [1938]Columbia 

Sorry he did not receive her letter written four years ago. Secretary found the draft and is enclosing it. Glad to have heard from him. Would like to see a new edition of his book on Fremont.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1403]

To Allan NevinsMar. 18, 1939Columbia 

Doesn't care to join clubs. Has lived in eight different states, each with its own writers' club, state historical society, and so on. Has friends in each. Only way not to offend is to keep from joining any. Did weaken and join the Mark Twain Society on the understanding that her name would not be on the letterhead, and it was put there anyway.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1443]

To Allan NevinsMay 10, [1939?]Columbia 

Glad to see the new edition of his book. Looking forward to rereading it.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1451]

To Allan NevinsSept. 26, [1942]Columbia 

His letter came while she was in the hospital, but enjoyed reading it afterward. Glad to hear about the Auvergnat priest who liked her book.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1592]

To Ferris Greenslet,  Wednesday [Feb. 24, 1943?] Harvard 

Checked with Alfred Knopf before sending telegram to make sure Heinemann offer did not conflict with a proposal relayed to her by Allan Nevins.   W. S. C.   [Stout #1617]

To Mary Ellen ChaseNovember 23, 1929Smith 

Appreciates the invitation by Chase and President Neilson to lecture, but cannot accept due to travels this winter. After Christmas will be leaving to see mother in Pasadena. Hopes to stop in Northampton on the way to see nephew at Amherst and niece at Smith, and wishes to see Chase and Miss MacGregor as well to discuss Grand Manan plans. Thanks for sending "The Golden Asse". The book will travel west with her unless she has the chance to look at it sooner. Suspects that Virginia was nervous when Chase had her to tea.   Willa Cather