A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather

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To H. G. DwightJan. 12, [1907?], from 60 Washington Square, New YorkAmherst 

Envies his being in Italy. Is working on the material about Eddy, after three men failed with it. It drives out every trace of an imaginative idea. Why doesn't he like [Pierre] Loti—afraid of real imagination? He covers up his own with slang and imitations of Kipling. Or maybe he fears being sentimental. McClure has paid $500 for illustrations for "The Valley of the Mills." Was in Pittsburgh a couple of months ago and saw the Willards. Only music saves her in New York. Please ask Mr. Reynolds to send her his work personally.   Willa S. Cather   [Stout #125]

To Mrs. [Annetta Johnson] Saint-Gaudens,  Tuesday [pm. Feb. 4, 1908] , from BostonDartmouth 

Would be happy to meet her if she is in Boston. Believes a better title for her book of poems is "Songs of Pain and Renunciation."   Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #134]

To H. G. DwightAug. 24, 1911, on McClure's letterhead ; Amherst 

Poem is beautiful but too long for McClure's. A terrible summer in New York. Leaving at the end of September for a six-month vacation to set herself straight.   Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #202]

To H. G. DwightSept. 6, 1911, on McClure's letterhead ; Amherst 

Verses he sent are too intellectual for McClure's. Poetry they use must be more pictorial or narrative or emotional. Eager to leave, but hopes to see him before she goes.   Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #203]

To Annie Adams FieldsJuly 24, 1912, from Red Cloud, Nebr.Huntington 

Has been seeing the wheat harvest in the French and Bohemian country. Attended French mass at the Church of Saint Anne. Must get to work when she gets to Pittsburgh. Feeling well.   Willa   [Stout #240]

To [William] Winter Nov. 5, [1913?], on no. 5 Bank Street printed stationery ; Colby 

His letter rewards her for the work of writing the book. Glad it makes him remember the prairie.   Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #269]

To Ferris Greenslet,  Monday [Jan. 12, 1914] , from New YorkHarvard 

Is pleased to have the Adams book [prob. Henry Adams, Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres, 1904; reissued by Houghton Mifflin in 1913]. Tell Nancy Moore her serial will get a quick reading by Mackenzie [at McClure's].   Willa Cather   [Stout #273]

To Marguerite WilkinsonFeb. 11, [1915?], from New YorkMiddlebury  copy at WCPM

May use "Grandmither, Think Not I Forget" as she wishes.   Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #294]

To Ferris GreensletNov. 4, [1915], from PittsburghHarvard 

Likes the idea of the college contest.   W. S. C.   [Stout #332]

To Emma Mills,  Friday [Dec. 10, 1915] Mills 

Appreciates her interest in The Song of the Lark. Will plan on speaking at the luncheon on Wednesday.   Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #341]

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