A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather

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To H. L. Mencken,  Monday [Mar. 10, 1923?] NYPL 

Ancestors were Virginians, one great-great-grandfather from Alsace. Otherwise from Ireland, but came to America before the Revolution. Expects to see the Knopfs in Paris. Very pleased with them and likes them personally.   Willa Cather   [Stout #678]


To Charles F. CatherNovember 3, 1908, on McClure's letterhead ; UNL-Rosowski Cather 

Cherry H. Cather of Malta and Edith Cather of Vancouver, British Columbia, have written that they are working on the Cather family genealogy. Does he know the name of his great grandfather and other ancestors? These women have shared many interesting details about the Cathers in Ireland and Scotland. There was a county of Catherlough during King John's reign, and two brothers, Edmund and Bertram Cather, were granted the County of Tyrone in 1660 for resisting Cromwell. Is at least pleased they were Stewarts [sic]. Hopes he will share whatever he knows.   Willa