A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather

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To Mrs. George P. Cather [Aunt Franc]May 16, 1911UNL-Ray 

Has just seen a report of G. P.'s accident in the Red Cloud newspaper. It appears he is out of danger but must be in a lot of pain. Has always been afraid of automobiles, and gasoline seems inherently dangerous. Only a week ago an explosion a couple of blocks away caused several apartment buildings to burn down. G. P. is a very strong young man, but this is a terrible ordeal. Elsie is enjoying Northampton. Hopes to see her next week during a trip to Boston.   Willie   [Stout #194]

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 S. S. McClureJune 12, [1912], from Red Cloud, Nebr.Indiana 

Wrote to him from New Mexico, but he may not have received letters. Sorry to hear about Mrs. McClure's illness and his business troubles. People should be as generous to him as he has always been to others. Contracts have been changed so much it is hard to know what his share of the company now is. Will help with autobiography without charge for friendship's sake. Hopes she can write the articles as he wants them. He will recall that she couldn't hit what he wanted in some parts of the Christian Science series. Hasn't written a bit since she left New York, but is suntanned and healthy and in good humor again. Hopes people will forget how cross she was. It was from fatigue. Will never let little things bother her so much again.   Willa Cather   [Stout #235]

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 Ferris GreensletNov. 20, 1915, from Pittsburgh, postcard ; Harvard 

Why not use [H. W.] Boynton's article in the New York Evening Post in place of the one he hoped to get from S. S. McClure?   W. S. Cather   [Stout #336]

To H. W. BoyntonDec. 6, 1915UVa 

Appreciates his understanding her purposes in the book. Was encouraged to undertake it by his review of Pioneers.   Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #338]

To Ferris Greenslet,  Monday [Jan. 31, 1916?] Harvard 

Sending H. L. Mencken's article [in Smart Set January 1916?]. Has he seen Hugh Walpole's article in Bookman?   Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #348]

To H. L. MenckenMay 2, [1916?], from New YorkNYPL 

Enclosing the story she had told him about. Hopes he doesn't object to an indirect method of narration. Appreciates his review of The Song of the Lark.   Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #355]

To H. G. Dwight,  Thursday [May 4, 1916?] , from New YorkAmherst 

Please come to dinner on Saturday, May 6.   Willa Cather   [Stout #357]

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