Edith Lewis

Edith Lewis

Birth
Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, USA
Death 11 Aug 1972 (aged 89)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Jaffrey Center, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, USA
Memorial ID 7040 · View Source
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Magazine Editor. She was the magazine editor at McClure's Magazine, the managing editor of Every Week Magazine, and an advertising copywriter at J. Walter Thompson Co. She was also Willa Cather's domestic partner and named executor of Cather's literary estate in Willa Cather's will. After Cather's death, Lewis published a memoir of Willa Cather in 1953 titled “Willa Cather Living.” She graduated from Smith College in 1902 and following her graduation, she relocated to her hometown, Lincoln, Nebraska, to teach for a year. While in Lincoln, she met Willa Cather for the first time at the home of the publisher of the Lincoln Courier. Recent work has indicated that she had a rich editorial and professional career that had a significant impact upon Willa Cather's creative process. She shared a home with Willa Cather in New York City for almost 40 years and when she acquired a summer cottage on the island of Grand Manan in New Brunswick, Canada in 1926, the two shared a summer home there. She is buried beside Willa Cather in Jaffrey, New Hampshire.

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  • Added: 20 Nov 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7040
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edith Lewis (22 Dec 1882–11 Aug 1972), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7040, citing Old Burying Ground, Jaffrey Center, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .