A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather

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To Ida Tarbell,  Friday [Oct. 7 or 14, 1927?] , from Jaffrey, N.H.Allegheny 

Letter gave her great pleasure. Writing [ Archbishop ] was the greatest pleasure she ever had. Is receiving and treasuring many letters from missionary priests. Rector in Denver says he is still using Joseph Machebeuf's chalice and vestments. Misses the book now that it has gone from her. Also, is homeless at present. Will probably spend winter in Arizona.   Willa Cather   [Stout #905]


To Father Malone,  n.d. [prob. Jan. 1928; replying to letter from Malone dated Dec. 1, 1927] , from Red Cloud, Nebr.UVa 

Thanks for his note about the book. Got a sense of the two priests from Howlett's book on Machebeuf. May be in Denver later in the winter. Appreciates the clergy's general willingness to overlook errors in details.   Willa Cather   [Stout #920]


To Joseph RemenyiOct. 10, [1934?], from Jaffrey, N.H.WRHS 

Has just returned from Canada and begun to answer letters. Gives permission to make a Hungarian translation of either "Paul's Case" or "The Sculptor's Funeral." Secretary will send one of the pamphlets Knopf puts out giving biographical information. Can't send a photograph just now.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1236]


To Joseph RemenyiOct. 12, [1934?], from Jaffrey, N.H.WRHS 

Can send a passport photograph taken some years ago, the only one she has with her to send. Requests like this take so much of her time she can hardly write!   Willa Cather   [Stout #1237]


To Joseph RemenyiMar. 19, 1935WRHS 

Appreciates the book but can't read a word of Hungarian.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1254]


To Fanny ButcherOct. 16, [1936], from Jaffrey, N.H.Newberry 

Enjoyed receiving her card from Quebec. When book of essays comes out, please don't think praise of Thomas Mann is due to Knopf's publishing him. Agreed with Fanny that The Magic Mountain was dull, but likes the Biblical trilogy very much.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1331]


To Mrs. [Margaret?] Crofts [1936?] , Christmas card with picture of four cowboys or farmers, some sheep, and angels overhead ; UNL 

Doesn't like pictures like this, in the Grant Wood style, on Christmas cards, but bought them to help someone. Might think of the cowboy-looking shepherds as C.C.C. fellows [Civilian Conservation Corps, a New Deal initiative] and one of the angels above as President Roosevelt.   W. S. C.   [Stout #1346]


To unknown person [possibly Mr. and Mrs. George Whicher],  n.d. [1936?] , Christmas card ; PM 

Doesn't really care for Christmas cards in the Grant Wood style. Maybe they are C.C.C. boys with Roosevelt trumpeting in the sky. Such bad times!   Willa Cather   [Stout #1347]


To Stephen TennantJan. 6, [1937]Yongue 

The debate over Joseph Conrad is endless. Prefers a more direct, unadorned sentence style. Few writers can give themselves up to baroque emotionalism and succeed. Turgenev could. Conrad becomes artificial or decadent. Listened to the king's abdication speech on the radio [Edward VIII abdicated on December 11, 1936] and found it plausible and distinguished. An example of rhetorical control. What does he think of the people close to the king? [letter breaks off]   [Stout #1350]


To Stephen TennantJune 26, [1937?]Yongue 

Is not writing many letters but devoting time to work. At tea time, often thinks of Lascar [his book-in-progress]. Looks forward to reading a book about that place [ Marseilles ]. Conrad gives a glimpse of it in The Arrow of Gold before the book goes off in other directions. How is he? and where is he? P.S.: Will probably leave for the Canadian Rockies about July 15.  W. S. C.   [Stout #1367]


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