A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather

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To Sinclair LewisApr. 14, [1921], from TorontoBeinecke 

Thanks for the kind things he said about her in his Omaha lecture. He is the kind of person whose respect matters.   Willa Cather   [Stout #539]

To Ferris GreensletJuly 30, [1921], from TorontoHarvard 

Hopes there will be copies of her books available when she lectures in Chicago, Omaha, and Lincoln in September. Has he seen the current Nation?   W. S. C.   [Stout #548]

To Ferris GreensletAug. 26, [1921], from TorontoHarvard 

Will lecture in Omaha October 29. Has cancelled Chicago lecture. "Claude" won't be out until this time next year.   W. S. C.   [Stout #550]

To Will Owen JonesOct. 1, [1921], from Red Cloud, Nebr.UVa , transcription at UNL in Bernice Slote papers, bearing a file date of Oct. 1, 1915.

Probably will have only one day in Lincoln after speaking in Omaha, then on to Chicago. Has enjoyed being at home, where old friends are so supportive.   Willa Cather   [Stout #555]

To Dorothy Canfield FisherNov. 5, [1921], written on train crossing New York state ; UVt 

Has heard she has been ill. Should rest for a while and enjoy the proceeds from The Brimming Cup [1921], maybe go to the Southwest for the winter. Enjoyed visiting in Red Cloud and Omaha but is very tired.   Willa   [Stout #558]

To Irene Miner WeiszNov. 10, [1921?], from New YorkNewberry 

Still doesn't know the amount of the hotel bill Irene paid, and would like to pay her debt. Isabelle sends thanks for the pleasant stay in Omaha. In Chicago, after her [Cather's] speech at the College Club, there was a dinner given by university classmates. Then went with Fanny Butcher to visit major book businesses, very tiring. Will send some good photos taken in Omaha.   Willie   [Stout #560]

To Ferris GreensletNov. 10, [1921], from New YorkHarvard 

Glad Ántonia is selling well. Can talk about Alexander's Bridge when he is in town. Thanks for the good display of books in Omaha. Sending some clippings for him to show his publicity department. P.S.: Made calls on major book stores in Chicago, besides lecturing.  Willa Cather   [Stout #561]

To Irene Miner WeiszDec. 10, [1921?]Newberry 

Doesn't remember giving her money for ticket to Lincoln. Is sure she owes more of the hotel bill. Has ordered photos from Omaha. Josephine is back for half days; cooks a French dinner every night and will soon have her ailing stomach better. New doctor admires Ántonia but would rather he paid attention to her intestines.   Willa   [Stout #565]

To Ferris GreensletJan. 10, [1922?]Harvard 

Has heard from Omaha that My Ántonia is not available. Can get tincture of sweet orange peel these days only with a prescription!   W. S. C.   [Stout #571]

To Thomas A. BoydMar. 5, 1922 pub. St. Paul Daily News, quoted in Bohlke.

Ideas in Boyd's editorial "A Revaluation," which proposed definitions of the novel, need to be stated more clearly. A true artist of literature knows his or her material sufficiently well to write literally, but does not write literally because art is metaphorical or suggestive. Details in writing are there to create effects and serve the end of the literary structure.   [Stout #581]

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