A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather

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To Francis W. Talbot, S. J.Oct. 8, 1927, from Shattuck Inn, Jaffrey, N.H.GU 

Has received a copy of America with his review of Archbishop; is pleased by his understanding of what she was doing. Prefers to call it a "historical narrative," though publisher refers to it as a novel because the public understands that term. Glad he realizes purpose was to celebrate the lives of two men of real nobility and their relationship with a place. The story really lay in their engagement with that place. P.S.: Would appreciate his sending her another copy of the journal, to send to her father.  Willa Cather   [Stout #904]


To Mary JewettMay 30, 1928, from New YorkHarvard 

So appreciated Dr. Eastman's letter. Stopped by Mayo Clinic on the way home, but the problem proved insignificant. Hotel maid promptly fell ill with influenza, and she caught it from her. Was in bed two weeks. Is still quite weak. Will go accept an honorary degree from Columbia June 5, then to Grand Manan with a friend to recuperate. Doesn't feel well enough to stop by Boston. Keeps thinking of her and is glad her nephew wrote.   Willa Cather   [Stout #936]


To Mr. JohnsonJune 18, 1928AAAL 

Is attending to Cather's mail while she is at Grand Manan. Is not forwarding letters except from family and close friends, so that she can be free to work. Will show her the letter when she returns.   Sarah J. Bloom, Secretary   [Stout #940]


To Burton J. Hendrick [National Institute of Arts and Letters]Nov. 21, 1929AAAL 

Is pleased to learn she has been elected to the Institute. Letter was slow reaching her because of incorrect address; also, has been in Canada. Is mostly in California, due to mother's illness. Very pleased to accept membership. Will hope to see him again soon.   Willa Cather   [Stout #990]


To Carrie Miner SherwoodFeb. 19, [1932]WCPM 

Has not written sooner because of influenza soon after getting back. Went to a concert given by Yehudi Menuhin and out to supper with him and has felt unwell ever since. And secretary went away on vacation! Keeps thinking about happy weeks in Red Cloud and visits with Carrie and Mary. Probably it was run-in with Will Auld that has unsettled her. Isn't even sleeping well. He still won't give her the facts on whether the mortgage in question has been recorded.   Willie   [Stout #1097]


To Mrs. William Vanamee [National Institute of Arts and Letters] [from Sarah J. Bloom, secretary]June 15, 1932AAAL 

Cather is out of the country and not expected back until fall. Rarely forwards mail.   Sarah J. Bloom, Secretary   [Stout #1113]


To Carl Van Vechten,  Friday [Oct. 14, 1932] , from Grosvenor Hotel, New YorkBeinecke 

Going to Chicago Tuesday to receive a gold medal. Will be back about Nov. 1 and may let him photograph her then. Wants to talk with him about opera.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1124]


To Zoë AkinsAug. 26, [1933], from Grand MananHuntington 

Bookends arrived after she left, but secretary is keeping them safe in New York. Has enjoyed the knit jackets. Working on a new book about a giddy young girl, but not enjoying the work as much as she has some books. Island very pretty now with wild flowers. Hated seeing the Italian air fleet pass over earlier.   Willa   [Stout #1189]


To Miss Vanamee [National Institute of Arts and Letters] [from Sarah J. Bloom, secretary]Oct. 4, 1933AAAL 

Cather is away from New York and not expected back for some time. May return in time to decide whether to attend the Institute dinner on November 8.   Sarah J. Bloom, Secretary   [Stout #1195]


To National Institute of Arts and Letters from [Sarah J. Bloom, secretary]Nov. 2, 1933AAAL 

Cather is away and not expected back for several weeks, so will be unable to attend the luncheon on Nov. 9 [?].   Sarah J. Bloom, Secretary   [Stout #1200]


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