A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather

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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 E. J. Overing, Jr.,  [President of the Red Cloud Board of Education] Apr. 30, 1909 [letter read at 1909 commencement exercises and published in the Red Cloud Chief May 27, 1909] ; WCPM , also Bohlke.

Had hoped to be there for commencement, but is leaving for London on business. Has kept up with Red Cloud schools through brothers and sisters. Remembers with love Mr. and Mrs. A. K. Goudy and Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Case. Mrs. Case, then Miss King, was principal when she first entered the school. Remembers her first teacher and some of her fellow pupils. Always tried to please Miss King, who helped and advised her all through high school—even tried to teach her algebra, an impossibility. Hard to believe it has been nineteen years since she graduated. Best wishes to the new graduates. They should try to live up to their teachers' goals for them.    Willa Cather   [Stout #159]

To H. G. DwightAug. 24, 1911, on McClure's letterhead ; Amherst 

Poem is beautiful but too long for McClure's. A terrible summer in New York. Leaving at the end of September for a six-month vacation to set herself straight.   Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #202]

To H. G. DwightSept. 6, 1911, on McClure's letterhead ; Amherst 

Verses he sent are too intellectual for McClure's. Poetry they use must be more pictorial or narrative or emotional. Eager to leave, but hopes to see him before she goes.   Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #203]

To H. L. MenckenDec. 6, [1912?], from no. 5 Bank Street New YorkNYPL 

Appreciates his letter with comments about Alexander's Bridge.    Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #248]

To Elizabeth Shepley SergeantOct. 11, 1913, from 1180 Murray Hill, PittsburghPM 

Will go to New York next week, then back here. Has been reading phone directories from various cities—L, K, and O in Minneapolis. Isabelle's sister Edith getting married.   W. S. C.   [Stout #266]

To R. L. ScaifeMay 10, [1915], from New YorkHarvard 

When will she receive proofs? Doesn't want to stop work on some stories and articles until there are enough proofs that she can stick with them.   Willa S. Cather   [Stout #303]

To R. L. ScaifeMay 12, [1915], from New YorkHarvard 

Please have foreign words set in italics. Copyeditor didn't in O Pioneers!. Also names of operatic roles. Hopes he has a proofreader who is fluent in Spanish and someone who can check the German used in the music lessons.   Willa S. Cather   [Stout #304]

To R. L. ScaifeMay 18, [1915], from New YorkHarvard 

Sending about half the corrected proofs to the press today. Please remember to provide three pulls of the galleys.   Willa S. Cather   [Stout #306]

To R. L. ScaifeAug. 3, [1915], from PittsburghHarvard 

New cover is fine. Leaves for Durango on Friday [August 6]. Uncertain where she'll be the next few weeks.   Willa Cather   [Stout #318]

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