A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather

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To H. G. DwightOct. 9, 1906, on McClure's letterhead ; Amherst 

Liked "The Valley of the Mills" enough to buy it, but believes his work can be stronger. Would like to talk with him about some descriptive articles on the Mediterranean. Going to Pittsburgh on Friday [Oct. 12] to stay until November 1. Will be living at no. 60 South Washington Square upon return. Please drop by the office.   Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #116]

To H. G. DwightNov. 21, 1906, on McClure's letterhead ; Amherst 

S. S. McClure has reread "The Valley of the Mills" and hopes to see more work from him. Please send his address so she won't have to write through Reynolds.   Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #118]

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 Guglielmo FerreroApr. 4, 1909, on McClure's letterhead ; Columbia 

Will need the two articles in translation by July 1 and July 15. [Ida] Tarbell is glad to hear of his interest in the Standard Oil book. Mr. McClure would join her in sending greetings, but is in Paris.   Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #156]

To Mrs. Ford Madox HuefferMay 20, 1909, from Thackeray Hotel, LondonCornell 

Apologizes for having caused Mrs. Hueffer the irritation of a complaint from Joseph Conrad about Cather's attempt to see him. Believed Mr. Hueffer [pseud. Ford Madox Ford] had assured her of welcome. Had hoped to obtain something for publication in McClure's. Is leaving for Paris Saturday [the 22nd] but hopes to see her when she returns.   Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #161]

To S. S. McClureOct. 21, 1911, from Cherry Valley, N.Y.Indiana 

Glad he is coming. Has enjoyed the rainy weather and is sleeping well.   Willa Cather   [Stout #205]

To Robert U. JohnsonOct. 22, 1911, from Cherry Valley, N.Y.NYPL 

Will be glad to write some articles [for the Century] after December 1. Will send a short story in a few days.   Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #206]

To [Cameron] MackenzieNov. 3, 1911, from Cherry Valley, N.Y.Indiana 

Glad Miss McClung was able to clear up misunderstanding caused by her [Cather's] earlier letter.   Willa Cather   [Stout #207]

To S. S. McClureNov. 5, 1911, from Cherry Valley, N.Y.Indiana 

So glad to get his two letters. Wishes he could have stayed longer. Is working on a story about the length of the bridge-builder one. So good to be writing again. Not even thinking about magazine work.   Willa Cather   [Stout #208]

To S. S. McClureNov. 17, 1911, from Cherry Valley, N.Y.Indiana 

Glad to receive his note. Can assess his needs when he gets back from Europe. Has plenty to do. Hasn't felt this good in years. Greetings to Mrs. McClure.   Willa Cather   [Stout #209]

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