A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather

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To Dorothy Canfield,  n.d. [c. May 15–20, 1903] UVt 

As a result of Dorothy's having written to her [Cather's] mother, has had the first letter from her that she could bear to read in two years. They may yet make peace. Isabelle and Edith away on a fishing trip to West Virginia. Sarah Harris has written denouncing the "animalism" of April Twilights—must be crazy. Is tired from parties and work. Is Mrs. Canfield painting? Has she read "The Better Sort" [volume of short stories by Henry James, pub. 1903]? Very complex and obscure.    Willie   [Stout #85]

To Dr. James Hulme CanfieldMay 21, 1903 from PittsburghUVt 

Appreciates his bringing her book to people's attention. Enjoyed visiting with Mrs. Canfield and Dorothy in New York.   Willa S. Cather   [Stout #86]

To Dorothy CanfieldNov. 6, 1903 from PittsburghUVt 

Why didn't she tell her Dr. Canfield was in town? Has been shut in with a cold. Enjoys teaching but would prefer lower-class students who were used to working. When will Dorothy's children's story be published? Is her brother's new baby a boy or a girl? Edith [Isabelle's sister] is having coming-out parties.    Willie   [Stout #91]

To Dorothy Canfield,  Friday [Nov. 27, 1903] UVt 

Still sorry not to have seen her father. Has seen Minnie Maddern Fiske in Hedda Gabler [ Ibsen ], with Isabelle. Has been to many concerts. Can't be up past ten on a school night or won't be any good in the classroom. Many parties for Edith [McClung]. Has written about 40,000 words of a new manuscript; not ready to talk about it yet. Had a happy Thanksgiving dinner last night; Judge McClung away.    Willie   [Stout #92]

To Flavia [Mrs. James Hulme] Canfieldn.d. [c. June 15, 1905?] from 1180 Murray Hill, PittsburghUVt 

Understands why she did not come with Dorothy last week. Not surprising she would feel angry toward anyone who hurt Dorothy.   Willa Cather   [Stout #106]

To unidentified recipient [prob. Witter Bynner first part of letter missing],  n.d. [c. Jan. 15, 1906] Harvard 

Agrees the story is rather chilly and impersonal, but it doesn't warrant amplification. Looks forward to visit so they can talk. Will try again on The Golden Bowl [James, 1904]. Didn't manage to penetrate it last year. Wonders what new Kipling story is about.    Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #109]

To Witter BynnerFeb. 24, [1906 ?]Harvard 

Has revised the story but done nothing with the novel. Appreciates his calling her book to [Henry?] James's attention; very pleased with James's letter. Would be disappointed if he and a couple of others did not think the way he says. Feels nervous at the thought of his considering her writing further.   Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #110]

To Perceval Gibbon,  in Mortlake, England Feb. 2, 1909 on McClure's letterhead UVa

Have not seen any of his work for some time. Please ask Mr. Pinker [his agent?] to send some. Can promise a quick reading.    Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #153]

To A. F. JaccaciFeb. 2, 1909, on McClure's letterhead ; Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Art 

Is trying to find out for Mr. McClure who wrote the article on Whistler published in the September, 1896, McClure's. Hopes he will have that information.   Willa Cather   [Stout #154]

To James B. Pinker,  [in London] Feb. 20, 1909, on McClure's letterhead ; UVa 

Mr. Gibbon is the best paid of any of their story writers. Please state expectation when sending stories. Sorry Mr. McClure sometimes misplaces manuscripts or is slow to return them, but if sent to her personally they will get prompt attention.   Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #155]

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