A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather

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To Elizabeth Shepley Sergeant,  n.d. [pm. Mar. 2, 1912] PM 

Wishes she were there to go on top of a bus with her to the park. A fine day. Enjoyed last Saturday. Enclosing a note from Mrs. Fields.   W. S. C.   [Stout #214]


To Elizabeth Shepley Sergeant,  Tuesday [pm. Mar. 13, 1912] , from 1180 Murray Hill, PittsburghPM 

It was hard to get away from New York, because Mr. McClure had arrived. Isabelle's mother is very ill, unconscious following a stroke. Has been able to keep from getting tense and nervous so far. Would be glad for her to come to Arizona, but doesn't know when she will leave, how long she will stay with her mother, or anything at all about Winslow. Was just called to Mrs. McClung's side for a brief interval of consciousness.   W. S. C.   [Stout #216]


To Elizabeth Shepley Sergeant,  Sunday [pm. Mar. 26, 1912] PM 

Mrs. McClung had a relapse on Saturday that seems serious. Has been taking refuge in Michelet; just finished the third volume. Recommends Richard Wagner's autobiography; it is so honest and direct.   W. S. C.   [Stout #219]


To Elizabeth Shepley Sergeant,  n.d. [pm. Apr. 19, (1912)] postcard ; PM 

Has reached Winslow. Is worried about Elsie's news.   W. S. C.   [Stout #220]


To Elizabeth Shepley SergeantApr. 26, 1912, from Winslow, Ariz.PM 

People are ultimately more interesting than scenery. Feels restless when the wind keeps her from going riding. Douglass has been on a run for three days, leaving her with a brakeman named Tooker, who keeps house and goes off drinking at night. A big talker. Has been target-shooting with a pistol and may use Tooker for a target if he doesn't drop the polysyllabics. Mainly enjoying the Mexicans in the area, who live south of the train tracks in a delightful village. Hopes to go to Flagstaff and see cliff dwellings tomorrow.   W. S. C.   [Stout #224]


To Elizabeth Sergeant [in North Carolina]May 2, [1912], postcard ; PM 

Yes, does remember springtime in the South. Has gotten over her loneliness. Won't get to Mexico after all.   W. S. C.   [Stout #225]


To Elizabeth Shepley SergeantMay 12, [1912], postcard with printed text about Hopi ; UVa 

Has been out with a priest visiting his Indian missions. Some Mexicans came and played for her, and a young man as beautiful as Antinous sang.   W.   [Stout #228]


To Elizabeth Shepley SergeantMay 21, [1912], from Bright Angel Camp, Grand CanyonPM 

[Note by Sergeant indicates that Edith Lewis asked her to withhold this letter from the library.] So much has happened, no time to write. The beautiful young man she met when riding to the missions with the priest is named Julio, pronounced hu-lio. Has been camping in canyons with Tooker and doing some pretty daring climbing. Went down a cliff using hand-holds. Spent a day in the Painted Desert with Julio and could hardly get over it. Now the Grand Canyon. Wonderful how unspoiled it is, not a single souvenir shop. New Mexico is wonderful but expensive. Elsie would love it, but her money would go and she would take up with a sweetheart who would take all her attention. Has been asked to a Mexican dance when back in Winslow, and then if she can tear herself away from Julio will go to Albuquerque with Douglass. Didn't mean to go on and on about Julio—it's just that he's so fascinating. People would be fighting over him as an artist's model in New York.   W. S. C.   [Stout #229]


To Elizabeth Shepley SergeantMay 30, [1912], postcard with printed text about AcomaPM 

The expanse of the country, along with the cost of hiring horses, has worn her out. Will start for Red Cloud on Sunday [June 2].   W.   [Stout #230]


To Irene Miner Weisz,  n.d. [pm. May 30, 1912] , from Albuquerque, postcard ; Newberry 

Likes the old part of Albuquerque. Has had a wonderful time.   W. S. C.   [Stout #231]


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