A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather

10 letters found

Search parameters

Results 1-10:

To Ferris GreensletMay 2, [1914], from New YorkHarvard 

Glad the book is selling fairly well. How did the Heinemann edition do? Is going to Pittsburgh in a few days. Miss Lewis sailing for Naples toward the end of the month.   W. S. C.   [Stout #281]

To Ferris GreensletSept. 5, [1915], from DenverHarvard 

Will be in Red Cloud for a month starting September 10. Going to Wyoming first. Is Heinemann bringing out the book in England?  P.S.: What is the publication date? W. S. C.  Willa Cather   [Stout #321]

To Ferris GreensletMay 2, [1919], from New YorkHarvard 

Glad Heinemann will publish an edition. Getting inquiries about serial rights on next novel, to be titled simply "Claude." Won't decide until they talk. Has sold two stories for good prices and two articles for Red Cross Magazine. P.S.: What do Londoners think of Wilson?  Willa Cather   [Stout #456]

To H. L. MenckenMay 2, [1919?], from New YorkBaltimore 

May be interested to know Heinemann will publish an English edition of My Ántonia. Perhaps he has friends who could call attention to it? Glad O Pioneers! got Edward Garnett's notice.   Willa S. Cather   [Stout #457]

To Blanche Knopf,  Monday [Jan. 9, 1928] , from Red Cloud, Nebr.HRC 

Please fend off these correspondents. Give Heinemann permission to use the Commonweal letter in pamphlets. Please send biographical pamphlets to give to clubs.   W. S. C.   [Stout #921]

To Ferris GreensletFeb. 20, 1930, from New YorkHarvard 

Has deposited the check. Is sending Heinemann several corrections, which she hopes he will also make. On p. 121, "Austrians" should be changed to "Prussians." Leaving Monday for California.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1007]

To Ferris GreensletFeb. 24, 1943, telegram ; Harvard 

Agrees to Heinemann proposal to release My Ántonia in the Oxford University Press series.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1616]

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 Mr. Frere-Reeves [of Heinemann publishers] [1931?] UNL-Rosowski Cather 

Has been slow to answer his letters because of death of her mother. Does not believe Heinemann served her poorly in the past, but Shadows on the Rock will need to be marketed more strenuously. Was disappointed in the advance they offered, only 250 pounds. Decision to change English publisher was also made largely in response to Mr. Evans' unpleasantness in correspondence to Mr. Salzberg, Knopf's English representative. A poor relationship between publishers hurts the author in the end. Though Knopf typically handles her business matters, he did not try to persuade her to change English publishers, but just let her read the letters. Still respects and admires Heinemann, and expressions of warm feelings when they spoke in New York were sincere, but feels that the time has come to try a more aggressive approach. [unsigned; possibly a draft; not on letterhead] 

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.