A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather

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To George SeibelJuly 17, 1901 from Red Cloud, Nebr.WCPM 

Has been home about two weeks, feeling tired out. Mother better than in years. Hopes he will read her story in the June New England Magazine. Another to be in August or September Scribner's [?]. Hoping for cooler weather.   Willa   [Stout #70]

To Irene Miner Weisz,  n.d. [pm. June 11, 1912, at El Paso, Tex.] , postcard with picture of Laguna Pueblo ; Newberry 

[No message.]   [Stout #234]

To Mary Austin,  n.d. [late 1920?] Huntington 

Is very pleased with her article in El Palacio. Please drop in Friday afternoon. William Archer will be there.   Willa Cather   [Stout #517]

To Edward WagenknechtDec. 31, 1938PM 

Appreciates his comments on the Autograph Edition. Never saw his article in Sewanee Review. Six of the early stories he lists are not really hers. "On the Divide" a college theme that the young professor greatly revised on his own before sending it to Overland Monthly without her knowledge. Some of the things he added—for example, all of the wood-carving parts—were not very credible. "El Dorado" also extensively revised by the same professor; she never intended to publish it. [But see letter #0070.] Others the collaborative work of a group of young newspaper people, including herself, in Pittsburgh; should not be considered her work. Her name used only because she had published stories before. Since no money involved, didn't seem to matter; were just having fun. First published story really hers was "Death in the Desert." Does not want these early stories reprinted; keeps them protected by copyright for that reason. Has even been able to stop circulation in mimeograph copies. Would prefer not to have to consult her attorney on this. No commercial or scholarly interest justifying republication. Does not consider it friendly of him to wish to do so. Like a fruit grower, a writer has the right to cull the crop.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1432]