Dear Collective Wisdom of 5 Bank Street:
Though it may be a long shot, I'm hoping someone out there can steer me in the right direction about a small matter. Somewhere out there is a letter that May Willard wrote to H Dwight from the Hotel Griffou in NY in June 1906, one where she mentions being with Cather during her early days at McClure's, and I am trying to locate it. Woodress alludes to the information in the letter without fully citing it (though he calls the hotel "Griffon," probably because of confusion over the handwriting). I haven't found another citation, but I'm guessing one is out there somewhere.
I have looked for the letter in Harrison Dwight's papers at Amherst (which does have letters from Cather to Dwight and from Cather to May Willard), and I've done some looking in Woodress's papers and the Slote collection at UNL. Nothing so far.
Does anyone know where this letter may be? Has anyone had occasion to read or cite it?
Thanks in advance for any help you can provide,
Andrew Jewell, PhD
Professor, University Libraries
Coordinator of Archives and Special Collections
306 Love Library
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE 68588
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