A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather

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To Carlton Wells,  n.d. [c. July 10, 1928] , on his letter to her dated July 3, 1928 ; Newberry 

Gives permission for him to use essay "Nebraska" in a textbook.   Willa Cather   [Stout #941]

To Mr. WellsJan. 16, 1933Newberry 

Glad he sent the English reviews of Obscure Destinies, especially the one from Manchester Guardian. Interesting that he was a professor at Michigan when she received honorary degree there. The first university to give a person an honorary degree is brave. Princeton was brave in giving her its first to a woman. Best wishes with his work at the British Museum.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1153]

To Carlton F. WellsJan. 7, 1936Newberry 

Has had a mountain of mail to get through since returning from Europe. Glad to find his letter. He is the only person who has noticed her alteration of the text of the aria from Elijah [Mendelssohn's] . Even baritones who have sung it don't seem to have noticed. Of course, the change [from "If with all your heart you truly seek me" to "If with all your heart you truly seek him"] is all-important.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1290]

To Carlton F. WellsJan. 23, 1936Newberry 

No, can't allow him to publish quotations from her earlier letter. Assumed the writer of such an intelligent letter as the one he wrote would know better than to try to use it for publicity. P.S.: Had not realized she was writing to an English teacher who meant to read her letter to his class. Is usually cautious, but apparently not cautious enough.  Willa Cather   [Stout #1294]

To Carlton F. WellsFeb. 27, 1936Newberry 

Appreciates his assurance of his good intentions.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1299]