A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather

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To Witter BynnerFeb. 4, [1908?], from BostonHarvard 

Thanks for his book of poems. Received one by Ford Madox Hueffer [Ford] the same day. Particularly likes the "Harvard Ode" and "The Fruits of the Earth."   Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #133]

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 Elizabeth Shepley SergeantJune 23, [1917?] from Red Cloud, Nebr.PM 

Can't suggest anything new to read. Most new books disappointing. Elsie might try Mary Austin's The Ford. Came to Nebraska to receive an honorary doctorate. Edith Abbott, Jane Addams's assistant, awarded honorary degree at the same time, the first given by the University of Nebraska to women. Then more than a week of visiting, until tea parties became repetitious and tiresome. Nebraska is in a heat wave plus burning with patriotism. Is going to Wyoming soon.   W. S. C.   [Stout #387]

To Mary AustinFeb. 10, 1927, from New YorkHuntington 

Enjoyed her letter. She shouldn't regret being away from New York; terrible weather and no good plays. Is sending The Time of Man [ Roberts ], which is being much talked of. Doesn't find it interesting herself.   Willa Cather   [Stout #874]

To Cyril ClemensJan. 30, 1937UVa 

Believes the article he mentioned was published in the Saturday Review and written by that inveterate liar Ford Madox Ford. Certainly never led any group of ladies to go see A. E. Housman. Did meet him, but not at Cambridge. Did not talk about his poetry. This has been very annoying. Alfred Knopf has suggested she write her recollection of the meeting, to silence questions. Will probably do so some time, in the plain style of her recollections of meetings in Not under Forty.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1355]

To Ferris GreensletMay 9, 1945Harvard 

Glad to hear My Ántonia and The Song of the Lark keep selling so well. Believes O Pioneers! would, too, if Houghton Mifflin had not insisted on putting it out in a cheap edition a few years ago. Does he know whether Ford Madox Ford is still alive? Ford disseminated a misleading report of her and Isabelle's visit to A. E. Housman, and it keeps popping up. Members of Isabelle's family bothered by it. Expects to write her own account some time. Ford was often untruthful, but if still living won't say flatly that his report was a lie.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1707]