RT Unpublished Material DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 647949304 LA English T1 Papers of Willa Sibert Cather A1 Cather, Willa,, Alexander, William Valentine,, Benét, Stephen Vincent,, Boynton, Henry Walcott,, Braithwaite, William Stanley,, Clemens, Cyril,, Gibbon, Perceval,, Goldmark, Pauline Dorothea,, Graves, William Lucius,, Jones, Will Owen,, Lowell, Orson,, Pound, Carrie Miner Louise,, Roseboro', Viola,, Rumbold, Zoe Aikens,, Sergeant, Elizabeth Shepley,, Stegner, Louise,, Taylor, Harvey,, Tracy, Henry Chester,, Cather, Willa,, Cather, Willa,, Cather, Willa,, Cather, Willa,, Cather, Willa,, YR 1899 AB The collection contains the manuscripts of "A likeness," and "Prarie spring," two poems from "April twilight"; galleys of Books II and III of "Lucy Gayheart"; page proofs of part 4 Book I (A bell and a miracle) and parts 1 & 2 Book II (The white mules, The lonely road to Mora) of "Death comes for the Archbishop." In letters Cather discusses her travels, family & friends, her work as editor for McClure's magazine her health, her current activities, her reading, and her writing. There are also letters to admirers, students, and reviewers, and notes of thanks and sympathy. Major topics in the correspondence include impressions of New Mexico; her friendship with Olive Fremstad; her work, especially on McClure's autobiography, an article on Ethelbert Nevin, the novels "O Pioneers!" "Song of the lark," "My Antonia," "One of ours," "Death comes for the Archbishop," and "Sapphira and the slave girl"; her inspirations for various characters and backgrounds; critical response to her work; her critiques of the work of Elizabeth Shepley Sergeant; and incorrect impressions of her by Ford Maddox Ford. A listing of the letters contains many notes by Elizabeth S. Sergeant on the contents. The papers also contain clippings, photographs and articles including one by Rosemary and Stephen Vincent Benét. Among the correspondents are William Valentine Alexander, Henry Walcott Boynton, William Stanley Beaumont Braithwaite, Cyril Clemens, Perceval Gibbon, William Lucius Graves, Will Owen Jones, Orson Lowell, Carrie Miner Louise Pound, Violo Roseboro', Zoe Aikens Rumbold, Louise Stegner, Harvey Taylor, Henry Chester Tracy, and Josephine and Pauline Goldmark.