A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather

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To Ferris GreensletJan. 7, 1920Harvard 

Advertising Ántonia on the back of Capek's book on the Czechs was a good idea, but the name of the Bohemian who wrote the letter was not Sadiler, but Sadilek. It makes a difference. Another example of his publicity department's work. And they had an agreement that she was to see all advertising in proof! When he comes to see her, he'd better be prepared. Has just finished a good story that opens a new line she can follow when she chooses. Take note!   W. S. C.   [Stout #490]

To Paul R. Reynolds,  Monday [Mar. 15, 1920] Columbia 

No, hasn't sold "Aphrodite," but has tried to. Sailing for France soon.   W. C.   [Stout #501]

To Mr. Partington and Mrs. Partington [?]June 23, [1921?] from TorontoNewberry 

Doesn't believe the story [possibly "Coming, Eden Bower!" Smart Set August 1920] reflects anything in Ethelbert Nevin's life, though it's true, she knew him briefly and was impressed by him.   Willa Cather   [Stout #546]

To Dorothy Canfield FisherJan. 26, [1922?]UVt 

A great pleasure to be back in touch. Might give a few lectures at the school in Middlebury [the Bread Loaf School]. Is reading proofs of the novel. It was a hard project. Relaxed by writing "Aphrodite" ["Coming, Aphrodite!," Youth and the Bright Medusa, 1920; as "Coming, Eden Bower!," Smart Set August 1920]. Admires newly translated Turgenev stories, especially "A Quiet Backwater." In seclusion now after having attended several miserable public dinners.   Willa   [Stout #574]

To Mr. [Groff] Conklin,  n.d. [prob. Oct. 1924] , from the Shattuck Inn, Jaffrey, N.H.UVa 

Refuses permission for him to use "Coming, Eden Bower" or "Her Boss."   Willa Cather   [Stout #751]

To Dorothy Canfield FisherOct. 22, [1925], from Jaffrey, N.H.UVt 

Has been in New York only three days since the first of June. Enjoys being here for fall. Walks a lot. Is going back to New York in a week but expects to leave it permanently before long. Is surprised at how well The Professor's House is selling, considering how gloomy it is. Not her favorite. Wishes she could see the Frosts again, but never seems to have time. Has been wanting to work on a story but keeps getting interrupted.   Willa   [Stout #798]

To Blanche Knopf,  Saturday [Oct. 25, 1925?] , from Jaffrey, N.H.HRC 

Is giving lectures at University of Chicago November 17 through 19, so can't accept the University Club in New York. Will be back to Bank Street in a week. "Archbishop" doing well.   W. S. C.   [Stout #799]

To unnamed sister [Jessica Cather Auld?]Oct. 27, [1925?], from Jaffrey, N.H.TWU 

Coat left behind was Edith Lewis's. Please send on to New York. Bishops are going along, but historical facts cramp the writing. Was invited to lecture at Smith College this winter but declined. Would like to buy baby a coat. Enclosing review. People saying The Professor's House is her best book. Can't understand it.   W—.   [Stout #800]

To Miss LaneDec. 21, 1925UVa 

Sorry she can't send a short story, but hasn't written one since "Uncle Valentine." Prefers working in the novel form, and has now begun a new one.   Willa Cather   [Stout #813]

To Irene Miner Weisz,  Monday [Jan. 11, 1926] , from New YorkNewberry 

Has a new mink coat purchased by Professor St. Peter [of The Professor's House]. Please ask someone from Mr. Weisz's insurance company to come by and write a policy on it on Friday or Saturday at noon. Is working hard and loving her bishop.   Willa   [Stout #819]