elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

Edith Lewis (December 22, 1882 - August 11, 1972)

Willa Cather was an American author. In 1923, she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for One of Ours. At the beginning of her college career at the University of Nebraska in the late 19th century, she called herself Dr. William and dressed virtually in male drag. By the end of her college years, her presentation was considerably more feminine, but she continued her amorous relationships with other women. These included her college friend Louise Pound; the Pittsburgh socialite Isabelle McClung, with whom Cather traveled to Europe and was involved for about twelve years; the opera singer Olive Fremstad; the pianist Yaltah Menuhin; and most notably, the editor Edith Lewis, with whom Cather lived the last 39 years of her life. The two women lived together in a series of apartments in New York City from 1908 until the writer's death in 1947. Cather selected Lewis as the literary trustee for her estate. Edith Lewis, author of the biography Willa Cather Living (1953), died in 1972 in the apartment the couple had shared. They are buried near to each other in Old Burying Ground, Jaffrey Center, Cheshire County, New Hampshire.

Timeline & Places:

• December 22, 1882: born.

• 1906: lived at 60 Washington Square S, New York, NY 10012, Stati Uniti, sharing with Willa Cather

• 1909 to 1913: lived at 82 Washington Pl, New York, NY 10011, USA, sharing with Willa Cather

• 1913 to 1927: lived at 5 Bank St, New York, NY 10014, Stati Uniti, sharing with Willa Cather

• 1920s: lived at Shattuck Inn Resort, 53 Dublin Rd, Jaffrey, NH 03452, Stati Uniti, sharing with Willa Cather

• 1922: lived at 120 Whistle Rd, Grand Manan, NB E5G 1B3, Canada, sharing with Willa Cather

• 1927 to 1932: lived at The Grosvenor Hotel, 35 5th Ave, New York, NY 10003, Stati Uniti, sharing with Willa Cather

• 1940s: lived at 570 E 63rd St, New York, NY 10065, Stati Uniti, sharing with Willa Cather

• August 11, 1972: died. Buried at Old Burying Ground, 23 Knight Rd, Jaffrey, NH 03452, Stati Uniti. Buried alongside: Willa Cather (December 7, 1873 – April 24, 1947)


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