Partner Willa Cather, buried together

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82 Washington Pl, New York, NY 10011, USA
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Shattuck Inn Resort, 53 Dublin Rd, Jaffrey, NH 03452, Stati Uniti
120 Whistle Rd, Grand Manan, NB E5G 1B3, Canada
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570 E 63rd St, New York, NY 10065, Stati Uniti
Old Burying Ground, 23 Knight Rd, Jaffrey, NH 03452, Stati Uniti

Edith Lewis (December 22, 1881–August 11, 1972)[1][2] was a magazine editor at McClure's Magazine, the managing editor of Every Week Magazine, and an advertising copywriter at J. Walter Thompson Co. Lewis was Willa Cather's domestic partner and was 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.[3] Beside Isabelle McClung and Edith Lewis, Willa Cather had close relationships with a number of other women, including the writers Elizabeth Shepley Sargent, Dorothy Canfield Fisher, Zoe Atkins, and Sarah Orne Jewett, who was Cather's literary mentor.

Lewis graduated from Smith College in 1902. Following her graduation, she relocated to her hometown, Lincoln, Nebraska, to teach for a year.[4] While in Lincoln, she met Willa Cather for the first time at the home of the publisher of the Lincoln Courier, Sarah Harris.

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Although historically scholarship concerning Edith Lewis in the context of Willa Cather's career have painted her as a mere copy editor or secretary, recent work has indicated that Edith Lewis had a rich editorial and professional career that had a significant impact upon Willa Cather's creative process.[5]

Lewis shared a home with Willa Cather in New York City for almost 40 years. When Edith Lewis acquired a summer cottage on the island of Grand Manan in New Brunswick, Canada in 1926, the two shared a summer home there.[6]

Lewis died on August 11, 1972 [7] and is buried beside Willa Cather in Jaffrey, New Hampshire.

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