A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather

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To Norman FoersterJuly 20, 1910, on McClure's letterhead ; UNL 

Is pleased to see his success. Looking forward to his article on Gilbert White. Always expected him to write well, if he could get beyond youthful egoism. Since they have no book publishing now, can't consider his book of nature essays. Suggests Doubleday Page, which bought them out, or Houghton Mifflin. Ferris Greenslet there an old friend. For the magazine, more interested in content and a style more scientific than literary, designed to convey information. P.S.: Has been running the magazine alone past six months, as Mr. McClure has been ill. Will be going abroad this winter.  Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #182]

To Norman Foerster,  Saturday [July 24, 1910?] , from Plainfield, N.H.UNL 

Liked his paper on White. Glad he's no longer trying to imitate Pater and Swinburne.   Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #183]

To Ferris GreensletNov. 26, [1919]Harvard 

Telephone company says that only new mothers can get a phone. That would be funny! Please send books she can send to William Allen White in Kansas. Nice he wants them. Century has made an offer she wants to discuss with him. P.S.: Nice of Mrs. Austin to go to the trouble [to write an article about her].  W. S. C.   [Stout #484]

To Ferris GreensletDec. 3, [1919], postcard ; Harvard 

White still wanting the books; needs them by the 15th.   W. S. C.   [Stout #485]

To William Allen WhiteDec. 8, [1919], from New YorkLC 

Sent the books today. So good of him to try to encourage people from the region.   Willa Cather   [Stout #486]

To Ferris GreensletDec. 8, [1919], from New YorkHarvard 

Got the books off to White. People from Boni and Liveright and from Collier's and Ladies' Home Journal came to tea and brought copies of the Tribune article by Mrs. Norris. Will send Mary Austin a copy of The Troll Garden if he didn't already. If Austin is bothering to use her big intellect on writing an article, she ought to have everything.   W. S. C.   [Stout #487]

To Ferris GreensletFeb. 5, [1920], from New YorkHarvard 

Sending quotation from William Allen White. Please return it. Miss Lewis has had a relapse and they couldn't get a nurse. What is the doctor calling the bug he has? Sorry he didn't see Knopf. Viola Roseboro' has been telling her she can't find a copy of Ántonia. Stores in Chicago have been unable to get copies, and Brentano's says its order hasn't been filled.   Willa Cather   [Stout #495]

To William Allen WhiteApr. 19, [prob. 1920], from New YorkLC 

Has been ill, or would have written sooner. Has obtained a passport and will sail on May 19. Hopes Hoover will be nominated while she is away.   Willa Cather   [Stout #505]

To William Allen WhiteJune 22, 1922, from New YorkEmporia  UNL

Dorothy Canfield leaving for Italy on Saturday [24th]. She has done so much for the book, including arranging to review it for the New York Times. Sinclair Lewis to review it for the New York Evening Post. Might he consider doing so? Knopf will send an advance copy in August.   Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #603]

To Dorothy Canfield Fisher,  Tuesday [Oct. 3, 1922?] , from Central Park, New YorkUVt 

Controversy about the book ought to boost sales, at any rate. Receives letters equally absolute on both sides. Had tea yesterday with William Allen White—such a pleasant person. He kept trying to encourage her and joked that her elite literary set had abandoned her. Sinclair Lewis there also. Glad she didn't feel irritated with him, because she can never hide it. P.S.: Would like to meet Robert Frost.  Willa   [Stout #624]