A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather

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To Irene Miner Weisz,  n.d. [Jan. 19, 1933] , from 570 Park Avenue, New YorkNewberry 

Has taken on so many social engagements, doesn't have time to write letters. Both Myra Hess and the Menuhins are in town. Is glad to have a home again and to have Josephine back, cooking better food than ever! Edith so busy she can't do much about getting settled. How is Helen Mac's baby?   Willie   [Stout #1155]


To Carrie Miner SherwoodApr. 26, 1933WCPM 

She may want to listen to talk on the radio May 4.[Cather's speech at the Friends of Princeton University Library dinner, May 4, 1933, honoring Pulitzer Prize winners, is at Princeton.] P.S.: Please thank Helen Mac for the picture of the baby.  Willie   [Stout #1175]


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 Helen [Sprague?]Mar. 22, 1936WCPM 

Is writing to let her know about Menuhin broadcast on March 29, but has wanted to write for some time. Doesn't take very seriously the authorial ambitions of so many young people. What they really want is the glamour they associate with being a writer or being in the movies or some other publicized activity. It's a fad. Likes Mary Virginia's husband. What did she name the little girl?  Willa Cather  Signed by S. J. Bloom [Stout #1307]


To [ Helen Sprague? ]Dec. 26, [1936]WCPM 

This Miss Mary Kiley is a doll! Such an appealing child! Wish the picture had come before Mary Virginia and her husband were there, so they could see it. Has a week of teas and dinners ahead, but will then go into seclusion for a while.   W. S. C.   [Stout #1349]


To Bernard DeVotoMar. 10, 1937Stanford 

Appreciated his published letter to Edmund Wilson. Has wanted to say something along those lines herself—that economic conditions are a very small part of human life. Theorists the only ones interested in theories. Social crusaders seem to lose sight of individual human beings. Leo Tolstoi decided, in the end, that it was a mistake to try to reform society. Glad he stepped up to say the world is made up of persons, not masses, and that history, not theories, is our best guide to understanding humanity.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1357]


To Nell and HelenNov. 24, [1939]WCPM 

Sorry to hear of Bernard's death [Nell's husband and Helen's father]. He was so helpful to her parents. Knows from experience that they will never stop missing him.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1461]


To Helen [Sprague?]Feb. 20, 1943WCPM 

Her Christmas card was a reminder to write. Missed her three years ago when in New York at Christmas; was in hospital with damaged right hand. Then Roscoe had heart attack, and went to California to be with him. So time passed. Hopes to go to Red Cloud before long, when fully recovered from surgery.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1614]


To Helen [Sprague?],  n.d. [1935?] WCPM 

Having a pleasant winter. Going to hear Don Giovanni tomorrow night.   W. S. C.   [Stout #1763]


To Elsie CatherAugust 6, [1933], from Grand MananUNL-Rosowski Cather 

Elsie's letter of July 22 has just reached her; wrote to Elsie about Virginia graduation before she left New York.  Is occupied with working out rights for translations.  Is sending money for upkeep of house and yard.  Will send Pauline Kourtner two months' pay for Bess.  Will all feel easier about Bess and Will then.  Why is Will Auld's bank in such trouble? What happened to Mrs. Damerell's money?  How is Father Fitzgerald?  Will soon write to Helen Mac. Please get money to Pauline Kourtner without waiting for check.  Love to Elsie and Mollie. P.S.:  Mary Virginia spent a restful vacation in Grand Manan, but is unhappy.  Doesn't her father care about her?  Willie 


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