A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather

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To Elizabeth Shepley SergeantMay 31, 1910, on McClure's letterhead ; PM 

Sorry the proofs went astray, but proofed the article thoroughly herself. Can't use more than one article about the Labor Congress. Emphasis should be on developments abroad for protection of workers. Can pay $150 for article and photographs. If Sergeant gets to Berlin might visit Permanent Exposition for the Welfare of Workingmen and feature some of the exhibits there. Miss Wyatt preparing article on the working girl, so not sure they could use another on French working girls. Seems as if the whole city is being demolished and rebuilt these days.   Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #179]

To Elizabeth Shepley SergeantJuly 6, 1910, on McClure's letterhead ; PM 

Sending an item from the New York Evening Post that casts doubt on accuracy of her article. With [Josephine] Goldmark, is taking it up with the Child Labor Commission. Wonderful Sergeant got this notice. Still wondering what she thinks of the workmen's museum idea. Can pay $200 for the article plus $50 toward travel expenses.   Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #181]

To Robert U. JohnsonAug. 30, 1910, on McClure's letterhead ; NYPL 

Would like to change the title of the story she recently revised for him, from "Nellie Deane" to "The Flower in the Grass."["The Joy of Nelly Deane," Century, October 1911]   Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #184]

To Elizabeth Shepley Sergeant,  Friday [early 1911?] PM 

Not feeling well, and now Miss Lewis isn't also. She had better not come.   W. S. C   [Stout #187]

To Mrs. George P. Cather [Aunt Franc]Feb. 22, 1911UNL-Ray 

Another busy winter. Elsie made her first visit to New York at Christmas; they had a wonderful time except for worrying about Mother, who'd hurt herself in a fall. Elsie liked the apartment and the colored maid, who has taken over all housekeeping cares. Health is better this winter, though working all summer while Mr. McClure was ill in Europe wore her down. Had some time away to recuperate in the fall. Saw Mr. Wiener a few weeks ago; he is still himself, in spite of having made so much money. Isabelle visiting and sends her greeting. Hears from Howard Gore that he is going to the coronation of the king of Siam, whom he knew years ago. Wishes he wouldn't pursue aristocrats, but vanity seems endemic to Washington. Hears that Bessie and Auntie are well, and that she and Uncle George are too. May have to go to England in April. Hopes to receive a letter from her before going.   Willie   [Stout #188]

To Roberts Walker [at 115 Broadway, New York]May 15, 1911Indiana 

Is sending this by messenger, along with a letter from William Archer, who was in Mexico to do a story and has been stranded on his way back to New York aboard the Merida. Please send a letter she can send to Mr. Archer.   Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #193]

To Elizabeth Shepley Sergeant,  Sunday [pm. June 4, 1911] , from New YorkPM 

Thanks for the box of candy. Someone from Hull House was at the office and said Miss Wyatt is obsessed with white slavery these days. Too bad she can't see anything amusing in humanity. Miss McClung to be in town soon and Miss Goldmark not long after. Wishes Sergeant could be there to meet Isabelle, who also dislikes people obsessed with social reform.   Willa Cather   [Stout #195]

To Elizabeth Shepley SergeantJune 27, 1911, from South Berwick, MainePM 

So glad she liked the stories. They now seem distant and ill tempered. But appreciates the good words. Here, can forget the present and its troubles. Returning tomorrow.   Willa Cather   [Stout #199]

To Norman FoersterSept. 6, 1911, on McClure's letterhead fragment; ; UNL 

Sorry she didn't get the invitation to his wedding. Heard he was married, but not that he was in Wisconsin. A good place to teach. McClure's never uses literary articles. Might try Atlantic Monthly. A lot of trash written about Robert Browning, but he remains popular because behind his hectic style are strong ideas fairly near common sentiment. [Breaks off]   [Stout #204]

To Robert U. JohnsonOct. 22, 1911, from Cherry Valley, N.Y.NYPL 

Will be glad to write some articles [for the Century] after December 1. Will send a short story in a few days.   Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #206]

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