A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather

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To Ferris Greenslet,  n.d. [c. Feb. 15, 1931] , from the Grosvenor Hotel, New YorkHarvard 

Sending address of Deidrich Navall. Knopf sending Greenslet a copy of Archbishop, which she hopes he will send to Justice Holmes.    Willa Cather   [Stout #1039]

To Thomas S. Jones, Jr.Nov. 11, 1931Columbia 

Sorry her letter seemed curt. Has learned to be suspicious of approaches by strangers. Glad to see he shares her appreciation for that period of Canadian history. Does he know the Jesuit Relations and Abbé Scott's Life of Bishop Laval?   Willa Cather   [Stout #1085]

To Carrie Miner SherwoodFeb. 9, [1932], from Grosvenor Hotel, New YorkWCPM 

Thanks for checking on the mortgage. Is recovering from influenza. English reviews of Shadows all very positive. Is sorrowing over the Lindbergh baby.   Willie   [Stout #1095]

To Helen SpragueMar. 20, [1932?]WCPM 

Weather has been cold since she got back, but once she got over the flu has been going to concerts and operas. Sees Virginia about once a week. Despairing about the Lindberghs' baby! Police don't seem to be doing anything, and no one respects their privacy. When her child arrives, don't smother him with motherly doting. That ruins children.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1102]

To Whitney DarrowJan. 24, [1933]Princeton 

Accepts invitation to Friends of the Princeton Library dinner on May 4.[Others who accepted were Wilbur Cross, Robert Frost, Mr. and Mrs. Ira Gershwin, Ellen Glasgow, and Mr. and Mrs. Oliver LaFarge.]   Willa Cather   [Stout #1156]

To Mr. OliverDec. 13, 1934PM 

Too tired of answering questions from men writing books on creative writing to answer his. Silly to try to teach it anyway. People should be taught to write clear, correct English and let creative writing take care of itself.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1243]

To Norman Holmes PearsonOct. 23, 1937Beinecke 

Cannot agree to send him copies of revised edition of Death Comes for the Archbishop for the section he is using in his anthology, but he may be able to get them from Ferris Greenslet. Not many changes. Likes his selections of poetry. In the prose, wonders why he didn't represent Poe with "The Cask of Amontillado," a better story than "The Fall of the House of Usher." Likes Poe's poetry better than his stories.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1376]

To Ferris GreensletNov. 9, 1940Harvard 

Would Houghton Mifflin be willing to pay the $1,091.63 shown on her last statement now instead of in March, as is the usual practice? Income will be considerably higher next year, and would like to keep her income tax down. Is pleased with the national election because Roosevelt will support England better than Willkie would have.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1504]

To Fred OtteNov. 28, 1940WCPM 

Glad to receive letter and birthday wishes. Was surprised the book was released on her birthday. Can still remember teaching at that grimy school. Enjoyed teaching and might have continued if S. S. McClure hadn't called her away.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1508]

To Ferris GreensletApr. 19, 1941Harvard 

Everyone she knows who went to Florida for the winter got sick. Survived New York winter with no worse than colds. High spirits impossible these days, with the world as it is. Isabelle McClung's brother was wise to marry a member of the Mellon family—his only wise deed. He was good-looking but otherwise a disappointment.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1537]

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