A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather

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To William Lyon PhelpsAug. 16, [1932?], from Grand MananBeinecke 

Appreciates his calling her attention to the astronomical error in Obscure Destinies. Has changed "transit" to "occultation" in the second printing and cabled Cassell to catch it in the English edition.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1119]

To Houghton Mifflin Company [from Sarah J. Bloom, secretary]July 14, 1938Harvard 

Please advise whether final corrected proofs of The Song of the Lark have been sent to Cassell & Company.   [Stout #1412]

To Margaret Moody [secretary to Ferris Greenslet] [from Sarah J. Bloom, secretary]July 18, 1938Harvard 

Have final corrected proofs of The Song of the Lark been sent to Cassell? Have no way of knowing whether the galleys they say they have received are the final corrected ones. Please check.   [Stout #1413]

To Roscoe CatherMarch 18, 1935, on W.S.C. letterhead ; UNL-Roscoe 

Is writing a follow-up to the letter she sent regarding Virginia. For the last two years has wanted to send him a book to read and return. Changed English publishers several years ago because she no longer cared for the partners that remained at Heinemann. Shadows on the Rock was the first book published by the new firm, and after publication they sent a scrapbook of all the English reviews. Had never made such a scrapbook herself, but it does give a sense of her standing in England. The reviews were from both top journals and sporting newspapers. He is only family member who cares about her work, so wanted him to see the scrapbook. Cassell made a similar book for Obscure Destinies, and the reviews were even more insightful, as the sporting papers were not included. Doesn't want to overwhelm him with too much, though. Thinks he will enjoy this collection if he has leisure to read it. PS: Hasn't heard from Douglass or Elsie. What could be bothering them? Current book isn't about Red Cloud!  Willie.