A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather

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To Ned AbbottOct. 25, [1922?], from New YorkWCPM 

If he weren't a friend from school, would refuse his request for biographical information. Suggests he talk with Mrs. Alice E. D. Goudy in Auburn, Nebraska, who was her high school teacher and knew her all through college. P.S.: Very proud of Newbranch's editorial. Prefers he not mention the McClure autobiography.  Willa Cather   [Stout #636]

To Judge Duncan M. VinsonhalerMay 23, [1923], from ParisUVa 

Will sit for a portrait in Paris if the people of Omaha want her to. Is being hounded by reporters since the Pulitzer announced. Sends greetings to the Newbranches.   Willa Cather   [Stout #686]

To Duncan M. VinsonhalerSept. 21, [1923], from Aix-les-BainsUVa 

Glad to have his confirmation that people in Omaha pay no attention to Mrs. Shotwell. Touched by Harvey Newbranch's column. Glad people of Nebraska are pleased with her article in The Nation. Not sure if she can get painting to Omaha by December 10. Glad to report that A Lost Lady is going into a third printing after only a week.   Willa Cather   [Stout #702]

To Harvey NewbranchOct. 27, 1929 pub. Omaha World-Herald, quoted in Bohlke.

Regrets the disappearance of local opera houses in small towns of Nebraska. Remembers the excitement when touring companies came to Red Cloud. With her friends, would go watch the train arrive and the theatrical company get off. Is not sorry there are now motion pictures, but wishes they had not brought demise of live performances. Does not believe movies touch emotions of audience as live performances did, though they are fine entertainment.   Willa Cather   [Stout #985]

To Harvey TaylorJan. 16, 1933UVa 

Is not interested in a bibliography of her work and does not care to help. People doing research projects keep her from her work.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1154]

To Mr. MasonMay 21, 1933UVa 

Already told Mr. Taylor she was not interested in a bibliography and declined to help. People should not be urged to give up their work to do things that don't interest them.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1179]