A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather

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To Mariel GereJan. 10, 1897 [actually 1898] from PittsburghWCPM 

Roscoe has been ill, but needs money worse than he needs her presence. How nice it is to have independence! Life has a lot of variety these days. Mr. Farrar broke his leg but is still capable of fun. Mrs. Canfield and Dorothy visited during Christmas. Turned the tables by introducing them to society. Many parties, including a dinner for Ethelbert Nevin. Has met interesting people—Anthony Hope Hopkins, F. Marion Crawford, Fridtjof Nansen. Went shopping with Nevin today, and he bought her a bunch of violets.    Willa   [Stout #47]

To the Hon. William E. ChandlerJuly 16, 1907 from BostonNHHS 

Will need to treat the current litigation in the last chapter of the History of Christian Science. Wants to approach it by way of Eddy's relationship with her son, George Glover. Is going to Nebraska in late July, would like to see Mr. Glover while in the West. He could edit the article to safeguard Glover's interests in the suit. Would he like to borrow her copy of the 1881 edition of Science and Health?    Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #129]

To Hon. William E. ChandlerAug. 1, 1907 from BostonNHHS 

Understands he cannot give permission to interview the Glovers.   Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #130]

To Hon. William E. ChandlerOct. 17, 1907, from BostonNHHS 

Found his September 13 letter when she returned. Hopes to see him about the Eddy matter.   Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #131]

To Hon. William E. ChandlerNov. 29, 1907, from PittsburghNHHS 

Is it true he has a diary kept by Dr. E. J. Foster that quotes many of Mrs. Eddy's sayings? May she have access to it? Would quote only with his approval.   Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #132]

To Elizabeth Shepley SergeantApr. 5, 1910, on McClure's letterhead ; PM 

Her article only needs a little cutting. Will mark cuts and other suggested changes and send by Monday. Check for $200 in a few days. No need to postpone sailing.   Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #173]

To Ferris GreensletJune 20, [1918], from New YorkHarvard 

Is enclosing manuscript of introduction as well as all the rest. Is going to Jaffrey on the 25th for about three weeks. Will read proof there. Sending back twenty-seven corrected galleys. Please send proofs of the eight Benda drawings so she can mark where they come in the text.   W. S. C.   [Stout #420]

To Charles F. Cather [father]July 7, [1920], from ParisUNL-Ray 

Has found out the location of Grosvenor's grave. Please let Aunt Franc know. It is registered by the Society for the Care of the American Dead. He is buried in Grave No. 2, Plot B, in the American Cemetery at Villiers Tournelle. From all reports of how the dead at Cantigny were handled, there can be no uncertainty that it is G. P. Will go there next week and take a picture. Isabelle and Jan will go along. Will stay overnight in a home, as there are no hotels. Feeling a little homesick and eager to return to her own country and her own people, although this country and people are wonderful.   Willie   [Stout #511]

To Zona GaleMar. 20, 1925HSW 

Person Gale introduced by letter has written, but the name is indecipherable. Maybe it's in Hebrew and a rabbi could make it out!   Willa Cather   [Stout #774]

To Ferris GreensletFeb. 15, 1926, from New YorkHarvard 

Mr. Knopf says Houghton Mifflin not willing to sell rights to her books. Please, then, try to sell copies. Not fair for him to imply that A Lost Lady was only a reprise of My Ántonia. True, the original of Ántonia did work for the original of Mrs. Forrester. Both books consider the same society but different elements of it and in very different ways. Yes, will try to shorten the preface [to My Ántonia], which is quite necessary to a reader's understanding of the ending. Wants to wait, though, to avoid interrupting the work in progress. When is the new edition to appear? Must keep Benda illustrations.   Willa Cather   [Stout #824]