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Becky Roorda <[log in to unmask]>
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5 Bank Street: The Listserv for Willa Cather Scholars
Tue, 26 Jan 2010 18:40:57 -0600
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Kari and Tim,

Thanks so much for your replies. Kari, that's good information about Goldmark 
and Cather meeting on the ship and then in Naples. I took a look at a small 
edition of William James's collected letters, and found this:

2 June 1908 (he was writing from England to Pauline). "Drink in the spirit of 
your dear Italy and grow well and happy there." It would be fun to take a look 
at those 65 letters of Pauline's to Wm. James that are at Harvard to see what 
Pauline has to say about Italy, knowing Cather was there at the same time. 
And then look at her papers at the Schlesinger Library. I don't know what's 

Margaret Deland--she seems to be something of a key to Cather's time in 
Boston. In my notes, I have her as a "major fiction contributor" to the 
Women's Home Companion.

Tim, I think we've corresponded about Deland in the past. In fact, because of 
one of your emails, I got to looking for Deland's papers and found a wonderful 
source of a writing project that I'm working on--a magazine editor, Elizabeth 
Garver Jordan. My notes say there are about 50 letters to or from Deland in 
Jordan's papers at the NYPL.

Kari, I agree--these webs of connections of Cather and others who knew her 
would surely be fruitful areas of research.

Thanks much!