A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather

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To Will Owen JonesJan. 15, 1896 [actually 1897] from PittsburghWCPM 

Won't be able to send material for newspaper until next week. Has met C. L. Magee, managing editor of two Pittsburgh newspapers and political boss of the city. Had a letter of introduction from an actress friend. Magee's office crowded with people, but he had a kind word for each, gave letters to several to help them get jobs. It was hard to ask a stranger for a job, but he encouraged her to come back. Asked her into his private office, said he would take some articles and there might be a job coming open on the evening paper.    Willa Cather   [Stout #34]

To Paul ReynoldsMay 10,[1918?], from Washington, D.C., cable ; Columbia 

Might sell "Little Annie" to this editor. [Retitled "Her Boss," the story was published in Smart Set, October 1919.]   W. S. C.   [Stout #416]

To H. L. MenckenJuly 2, [1919], from TorontoBaltimore 

Has only one story available [probably "Her Boss," Smart Set October 1919], and it has been declined by Century. He may have it for $100 if he wants it. Looking forward to seeing his book on the American language when she gets back to New York. Interesting that Conrad himself thinks the new book is weak.   Willa Cather   [Stout #467]

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 Edward WagenknechtJan. 23, 1939PM 

Appreciates his agreeing not to publish commentary on uncollected stories. His inquiry reminds her to indicate her wishes about them in her will. Regrets acerbic tone of her letter, but was afraid he meant to reprint the stories. Has had to stop some impositions of this sort over the years, for example when a magazine printed "Her Boss" without permission. Such matters take up time that could be spent in new writing. Wishes he had explained his intentions more clearly in his first letter.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1434]