Nebraska Authors

Edith Lewis

Born 1882-01-01 Lincoln, NE (USA)

Died 1972-08-11
New York City, NY (USA)

Jaffrey, NH (USA)

A friend and companion to Willa Cather for over 40 years, Lewis is best known for her memoir Willa Cather Living.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE
New York, NY
Jaffrey, NH

Author Of

  • Biography
  • Nonfiction


Memoir; Literary Criticism


Proof reader

Places Worked

McClure's Magazine
Researched background materials for Willa Cather's books


Friend and companion to Willa Cather for over 40 years.


Willa Cather Living. 1953. (The Heritage Room holds four editions are in the Heritage Room, including that of 1989 with a preface by Marilyn Arnold)

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Edith Lewis

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