A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather

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To Elinor Wylie,  n.d. Apr. 1913?Beinecke 

Glad to learn they are neighbors. Hopes she will come to tea.   Willa Cather   [Stout #255]

To Elizabeth Shepley SergeantJuly 28, [1915], from PittsburghPM 

Was about to sail for Germany when Judge McClung decided Isabelle must not go. Will start for Durango August 6. Proofs are finished. Even the page proofs needed a lot of correction. Loves North of Boston [Frost], so bare and strong. Knowing real poetry is being written enables her to tolerate even the likes of Witter Bynner.   W. S. C.   [Stout #317]

To Elizabeth Shepley SergeantSept. 21, [1915], from Red Cloud, Nebr.PM 

Just got her letter. Gained five pounds at Mesa Verde. Had a bad time in the worst canyon in Colorado; got some bruises. Has received an advance copy of the book—terrible proofreading. Surely a good proofreader would have caught the errors she missed herself. Has learned a lesson about hurrying a book. Has marvelous photos of the Southwest. Has Elsie seen A Boy's Will [ Frost ]? It's even better than North of Boston.   W.   [Stout #323]

To Ferris GreensletNov. 26, [1919]Harvard 

Telephone company says that only new mothers can get a phone. That would be funny! Please send books she can send to William Allen White in Kansas. Nice he wants them. Century has made an offer she wants to discuss with him. P.S.: Nice of Mrs. Austin to go to the trouble [to write an article about her].  W. S. C.   [Stout #484]

To Ferris GreensletDec. 3, [1919], postcard ; Harvard 

White still wanting the books; needs them by the 15th.   W. S. C.   [Stout #485]

To William Allen WhiteDec. 8, [1919], from New YorkLC 

Sent the books today. So good of him to try to encourage people from the region.   Willa Cather   [Stout #486]

To Ferris GreensletDec. 8, [1919], from New YorkHarvard 

Got the books off to White. People from Boni and Liveright and from Collier's and Ladies' Home Journal came to tea and brought copies of the Tribune article by Mrs. Norris. Will send Mary Austin a copy of The Troll Garden if he didn't already. If Austin is bothering to use her big intellect on writing an article, she ought to have everything.   W. S. C.   [Stout #487]

To Ferris GreensletFeb. 5, [1920], from New YorkHarvard 

Sending quotation from William Allen White. Please return it. Miss Lewis has had a relapse and they couldn't get a nurse. What is the doctor calling the bug he has? Sorry he didn't see Knopf. Viola Roseboro' has been telling her she can't find a copy of Ántonia. Stores in Chicago have been unable to get copies, and Brentano's says its order hasn't been filled.   Willa Cather   [Stout #495]

To William Allen WhiteApr. 19, [prob. 1920], from New YorkLC 

Has been ill, or would have written sooner. Has obtained a passport and will sail on May 19. Hopes Hoover will be nominated while she is away.   Willa Cather   [Stout #505]

To William Allen WhiteJune 22, 1922, from New YorkEmporia  UNL

Dorothy Canfield leaving for Italy on Saturday [24th]. She has done so much for the book, including arranging to review it for the New York Times. Sinclair Lewis to review it for the New York Evening Post. Might he consider doing so? Knopf will send an advance copy in August.   Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #603]

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