A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather

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To Ferris GreensletDec. 23, [1920?]Harvard 

The photo appeared in the Wanamaker Book News shortly after the publication of The Song of the Lark. First edition of Bright Medusa is sold out (3,500 copies) and second edition coming out today.   W. S. C.   [Stout #521]

To Thomas A. BoydMar. 5, 1922 pub. St. Paul Daily News, quoted in Bohlke.

Ideas in Boyd's editorial "A Revaluation," which proposed definitions of the novel, need to be stated more clearly. A true artist of literature knows his or her material sufficiently well to write literally, but does not write literally because art is metaphorical or suggestive. Details in writing are there to create effects and serve the end of the literary structure.   [Stout #581]

To Will Owen JonesDec. 6, [1922], from Red Cloud, Nebr.UVa 

Strangers are asking for news of her parents' anniversary [humorously said], so she has promised to send information to the newspaper.   Willa Cather   [Stout #654]

To the City Editor [ Omaha Daily News ]Jan. 12, 1924, telegram ; UVa 

Declines to make public statement about portrait.   Willa Cather   [Stout #713]

To Zoë AkinsMar. 11, 1932, from New York, telegram ; Huntington 

Delighted with the news her telegram brought [that Zoë was getting married].   [Stout #1099]

To Zoë AkinsMar. 20, [1932]Huntington 

Still amazed by her wonderful news. Sorry she won't be in California this year to see her new home. How did all this come about? What nerve she has always had—and now the nerve to do this! But if marriage can ever be made to work, it will be Zoë who can do it. Feels happy just thinking about what a good friend she is and how happy her life is going to be.   Willa   [Stout #1103]

To Carrie Miner SherwoodMay 2, [1932?], from Grosvenor Hotel, New YorkWCPM 

Letters seem to have crossed. Edith sent Traveler's Aid booklet so Carrie could see pictures of real people the Society has assisted, not as an appeal for donation. Glad to get good news about Helen Mac [baby?] . Had a nice visit with Yehudi Menuhin day before he left for France. What a lovely person!   Willie   [Stout #1108]

To Irene Miner Weisz,  Monday [Oct. 24, 1932] , from New YorkNewberry 

Trip to Chicago was a lucky charm, bringing nice letters from Douglass and Elsie. Is feeling better about things and willing to go more than half way with them if only they will be honest with her. Also had some cheering news from McNeny [about being able to save Pavelka farm from foreclosure]. Has ordered Irene a dress like the one she admired. It will be $69.50. Enjoyed their visit. Appreciates Irene's tolerance of her failings and still being her friend.   Willie   [Stout #1127]

To Zoë AkinsFeb. 19, [1933]Huntington 

Many thanks for the pictures of her home and of herself and of Hugo. Many people in town now, no chance of working. Regrets the news about Sara Teasdale. Why didn't she find anything to live for? Off to a concert with the Menuhins!   Willa   [Stout #1163]

To Argus Book Shop, Inc. [Chicago] Apr. 24, 1933Beinecke 

Sorry to have been slow answering, but has been away. Biography of Mary Baker Eddy was the product of a group of four or five staffers at McClure's. Merely brought together parts written by others. Was only an editor, not a writer. P.S.: Must not use her words in catalogs, and so on, which would be illegal.  Willa Cather   [Stout #1173]

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