A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather

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To Blanche KnopfApr. 28, [1931]HRC 

Please relay her thanks to Van Loon. Suggests she see May issue of Atlantic Monthly for something by her drawn from Virginia [poem "Poor Marty"]. So glad to have caught the errors in Shadows.   W. S. C.   [Stout #1049]

To Carl Van Vechten,  Friday [Oct. 14, 1932] , from Grosvenor Hotel, New YorkBeinecke 

Going to Chicago Tuesday to receive a gold medal. Will be back about Nov. 1 and may let him photograph her then. Wants to talk with him about opera.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1124]

To Carl Van DorenMar. 7, 1934Princeton 

Sorry to refuse him but does not want parts of My Ántonia or A Lost Lady excerpted for an anthology.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1217]

To Carl Van DorenMar. 22, 1934Princeton 

Yes, glad for him to use the chapter he mentions from The Song of the Lark.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1218]

To Carl Van Vechten,  Sunday [Dec. 9, 1934] , from 570 Park Avenue, New YorkBeinecke 

Appreciated hearing from him on her birthday and enjoyed the roses.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1242]

To William Lyon PhelpsFeb. 17, 1936Beinecke 

Has read his article on Mark Twain in the Yale Review. Knew Mark Twain in his last years. Has always found the Van Wyck Brooks book about him grossly inaccurate. Glad to hear Phelps thinks so, too. If Brooks had been able to spend five minutes talking with the grand old man in his bed, he would have written differently.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1298]

To Carl Van VechtenApr. 3, [1936]Beinecke 

Photos won't do. Please destroy the negatives, and they'll try again some time.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1309]

To Carl Van Vechten,  Wednesday [Apr. 8, 1936] Beinecke 

Glad he wasn't offended by her note of the 3rd. Appreciates his generosity about it.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1311]

To Carl Van VechtenJan. 30, 1937Richmond 

Has made a note of his new address. Please don't describe her new book as nostalgic! People say that about all her books. Isn't homesick all the time.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1354]

To Van Wyck BrooksOct. 14, 1940Penn 

Shares his high opinion of Archibald MacLeish's statement about the war. [MacLeish called on the U.S. to enter the war in order to defend democracy against fascism.] People pay far too little attention to statements by important leaders. No one has made more forceful and important statements than Winston Churchill, but neither he nor MacLeish is likely to be able to wake people up to the dangers.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1496]

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