A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather

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To Mariel Gere,  n.d. [Jan. 1, 1906 ?] WCPM 

Thanks for the picture. Isabelle sends greetings. Love to her mother, Frances, and Ellen.   Willa   [Stout #108]

To unidentified recipient [prob. Witter Bynner first part of letter missing],  n.d. [c. Jan. 15, 1906] Harvard 

Agrees the story is rather chilly and impersonal, but it doesn't warrant amplification. Looks forward to visit so they can talk. Will try again on The Golden Bowl [James, 1904]. Didn't manage to penetrate it last year. Wonders what new Kipling story is about.    Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #109]

To Ida Tarbell,  Friday [prob. Jan. 4 or 11, 1907] , from New YorkAllegheny 

Has read the tariff articles while at home with a cold and was surprised to find them interesting. Truly important magazine writing.[Tarbell's tariff articles appeared in American Magazine from 1906–1911; in book form 1911.]   Willa Cather   [Stout #124]

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 S. S. McClure,  Thursday [Jan. 17, 1907?] from BostonIndiana 

Glad to have his letter along saying he has confidence in her. Has started to work. Needs to have the April article to the printer in two weeks. Mr. McKenzie very helpful and a born editor.   Willa S. Cather   [Stout #126]

To Guglielmo FerreroJan. 11, 1909Columbia 

Unable to send new copies of the Standard Oil book [by Ida Tarbell], as the book business has been sold, but Mr. McClure is sending copies from his personal library.    Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #147]

To Guglielmo FerreroJan. 14, 1909, on McClure's letterhead ; Columbia 

Would like to publish some of the lectures he has delivered in the U.S.    Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #148]

To Guglielmo FerreroJan. 15, 1909, on McClure's letterhead ; Columbia 

Would he arrange with Putnam's to let them see the rest of his lectures, after the two Putnam's are taking?   Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #149]

To Guglielmo FerreroJan. 19, 1909, on McClure's letterhead ; Columbia 

Obtained the pictures they spoke of. Greetings to Mrs. Ferrero.    Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #150]

To Zoë AkinsJan. 27, 1909, on McClure's letterhead ; Huntington 

Great to hear from her. Enjoyed the story about the droll Negroes—a people rich in imagination. Can't use the poems. Wonders when Zoë will settle down to serious work for theater. Her own interest in theater has waned. Best wishes in her work, whatever it is.   Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #151]

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