A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather

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To Mrs. C. F. Lambrecht, Lydia, and PaulineJan. 19, [1935?]WCPM 

Appreciates the quilt they made her. Recognizes many of the flowers on it. Among them, lilies-of-the-valley, crocuses, and peonies are her favorites. But almost likes the solid squares better, because of the quilting.   Willie Cather   [Stout #1249]


To Mrs. C. F. Lambrecht, n.d. [June 1935] on printed announcement of the marriage of Mary Virginia Auld to Dr. Richard Hager Mellen on Saturday, June 1, 1935; WCPM 

Knew she would be interested in this. Likes the young man very much.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1264]


To Carrie Miner Sherwood,  n.d. [Dec. 1935?] WCPM 

Likes North to the Orient. Pass enclosed clipping along to Helen Mac; shows bad effects of a quarter century of movies and shabby publicity. Please get a side of bacon or a ham sent to Mrs. Lambrecht.   W.   [Stout #1285]


To Lydia [Lambrecht]Aug. 10, [1936], from Grand MananWCPM 

Did not forget her mother's birthday, but had twin nieces visiting and was busy with them. Has had with her at Grand Manan the quilt they made her.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1321]


To Lydia [Lambrecht]Dec. 14, 1938WCPM , transcription

Sending a Christmas box to her mother tomorrow. Douglass's death left her ill for quite a while, but can now do Christmas shopping. Sending some wool cloth to be made up into a dress for mother. Sending hoods for her and Pauline, very stylish; also some wool gloves and scarves. Hopes they won't mind making up the dress.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1428]


To Lydia [Lambrecht]Dec. 8, 1941WCPM 

Sorry to learn of her mother's death. Could not write at the time because hand still in brace. Was preparing to go to California to be with Roscoe, then in hospital in serious condition. Spent the summer there and did not get back to New York until late fall. Not doing much Christmas shopping this year; is enclosing only a small check. Regrets not seeing her mother in recent years. Has lost many old friends as well as brother Douglass. Life has been difficult.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1562]


To Lydia [Lambrecht?]n.d.WCPM 

Sending her mother a quilted housecoat to keep her warm indoors on cold days. She mustn't save it but use it. P.S.: Please don't give out her address.  Willa Cather   [Stout #1779]


To Mrs. C. F. Lambrechtn.d., from Grand Manan, postcard ; WCPM 

Sending a picture of the cliffs at the island where she spends her summers.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1780]


To Lydia [Lambrecht]n.d.WCPM 

Sending a check to be used for something for her mother's birthday in May, as she will be in New Hampshire then. P.S.: Ribbons in Christmas box were just to brighten it up.  Willa Cather   [Stout #1817]


To Elsie Cather [January? 1935] UNL-Rosowski Cather 

Expected to hear that Elsie had been struggling with wintry weather, but her letter was tenderly beautiful.  Elsie gave Bess a lovely funeral.  How appropriate to have a Christmas tree as Bess decorated so many for children.  Would have liked to have been there.  Read Elsie's letter repeatedly and then sent it to Virginia, but directed her to return it.  Elsie paid the debt all the Cather siblings owe to Bess.  Wants to pay for the roses and any remaining funeral expenses.  Will ought to have whatever money Bess left.  Life is hard to understand:  deserving people get such small rewards.  Gave Mrs. Lambrecht and Annie [Pavelka?] good holidays and purchased winter feed for Annie's stock.  Sent fifty dollars to Jack, wrote the Bishop and Mollie and Gertrude Coon, and gave nieces ten dollars each.  Is enclosing a historical Christmas card from the Society Library. Happy New Year.   Willie 


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