A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather

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To Mariel GereJuly 16, 1891 from Red Cloud, Nebr.WCPM 

Why did Mariel buy the disreputable Sappho? Kit and Mr. Myres flirting. Is feeling lonely but takes refuge in French history, George Eliot, and long horseback rides. Was at Mrs. Garber's on Sunday. Kit loaned her copy of Sappho to a church woman—how depraved! Is doing vivisection on frogs. Mariel could set up lab at newspaper office.   Willa Cather   [Stout #4]


To Mrs. Charles GereJuly 13, [1896] from PittsburghWCPM 

Why don't the girls write? Is lonely, not during work days but at night. Has her own stenographer and entire responsibility for the first issue, even overseeing layout. Is arranging for material for September issue [of Home Monthly]. Wants to do article on Mrs. William Jennings Bryan and Mrs. William McKinley. Please help get personal details about Mrs. Bryan. Magazine not much as literature, but hopes to make a success of it. Is behaving.    Willa   [Stout #26]


To Sarah Orne JewettOct. 24, [1908], from 82 Washington Place, New YorkHarvard 

Is pleased that she and Mrs. Fields liked the first part of Mrs. Ward's story; will send the outline of the rest. Mrs. Fields the only person left who evokes the dignity of the New England past. Has been enjoying Fields's poems. She and Edith Lewis liking their apartment. Get their own dinner three evenings a week and go to the Brevoort [Hotel] the other nights. Fears Jewett won't like her story in the December issue.   Willa   [Stout #140]


To Guglielmo FerreroJan. 19, 1909, on McClure's letterhead ; Columbia 

Obtained the pictures they spoke of. Greetings to Mrs. Ferrero.    Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #150]


To Prof. Hugo MunsterbergJune 27, 1910BPL 

Will have "The Case of the Reporter" set in type soon and send proofs to Danzig. Glad he likes the article on the German emperor. Can meet him at the office between four and five on Friday [July 1]. Would be good to talk things over before he sails.   Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #180]


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 Ferris Greenslet,  Thursday [prob. 1913] , from no. 5 Bank Street, New YorkHarvard 

Telephone number is 2036 Chelsea. Wants to see him and Mr. Sadler.   W. S. C.   [Stout #268]


To Mrs. C. E. PerkinsApr. 29, [1915?]Newberry 

Glad she likes the little book, and will hope to meet her when she is in Boston.   Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #301]


To Mrs. George P. Cather [Aunt Franc]Dec. 25, 1915, from PittsburghUNL-Ray 

Is sending her love on this special day. Since Isabelle McClung has lost her father as well as her mother and this house (which has been almost a home to her [Cather] for fifteen years) is to be sold, it is her last Christmas there. May never feel so secure in any other house. Even her apartment in New York, pleasant as it is, is not a home in the way this was. Has been spending some time with Jack during the school vacation. New book enjoying good sales as well as favorable reviews. Is eager to get to work on a new one.   Willa    [Stout #343]


To Mr. BridgesFeb. 28, [1916?], from New YorkPrinceton 

Hopes he will like the enclosed poem [not identified].   Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #350]


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