A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather

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To Elizabeth Shepley SergeantJuly 6, 1910, on McClure's letterhead ; PM 

Sending an item from the New York Evening Post that casts doubt on accuracy of her article. With [Josephine] Goldmark, is taking it up with the Child Labor Commission. Wonderful Sergeant got this notice. Still wondering what she thinks of the workmen's museum idea. Can pay $200 for the article plus $50 toward travel expenses.   Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #181]

To Ferris Greenslet,  Friday [prob. Feb. 8, 1918] Harvard 

French maid has been ill. Has been working on "Ántonia" with one hand and cooking with the other. Signed contract enclosed.   Willa Cather   [Stout #409]

To Ferris Greenslet,  Saturday [Aug. 3, 1918] , from Jaffrey, N.H.Harvard 

Proofs have now arrived. Hambourgs have taken a cottage at Scarsdale, N.Y., and Josephine is there with them.   W. S. C.   [Stout #428]

To Mrs. Charles Cather [mother]Nov. 26, [1921]TWU 

Hopes they had a nice Thanksgiving. Had hers at home. Please tell Margie the French woman, Josephine, is back working for her part-time; she is an artist of housekeeping. Cook their own breakfast and have to carry in the ice to the icebox, which is pretty heavy. Would appreciate a couple of aprons for Christmas. Hasn't heard from Isabelle yet. Sorry to have been so testy this summer.   Willie   [Stout #563]

To Irene Miner WeiszDec. 10, [1921?]Newberry 

Doesn't remember giving her money for ticket to Lincoln. Is sure she owes more of the hotel bill. Has ordered photos from Omaha. Josephine is back for half days; cooks a French dinner every night and will soon have her ailing stomach better. New doctor admires Ántonia but would rather he paid attention to her intestines.   Willa   [Stout #565]

To Irene Miner Weisz,  Sunday [Feb. 11, 1923] , from New YorkNewberry 

Check is to repay her for the bag purchased at Marshall Fields. Josephine is ill; dining at the Wolcott tonight [reason this is on Wolcott stationery]. Knopfs both ill with influenza and had to delay sailing until next Saturday. Please send recipe for Charlotte Russe. Still has a cough.   Willie   [Stout #671]

To Dorothy Canfield Fisher,  Sunday [Feb. 18, 1923?] UVt 

Disappointed to have missed her. Josephine ill, so she was out doing chores. Won't give any lectures until after her trip to France. Has hired a secretary who says she has declined almost a hundred lectures.   Willa   [Stout #673]

To Dorothy Canfield Fisher,  Friday [Mar. 2, 1923?] UVt 

Had influenza and spent several days in a hospital; came home yesterday and is still in bed. Josephine very ill. Hopes to sail March 24. Wishes One of Ours could have been published anonymously.   Willa   [Stout #675]

To Ferris GreensletApr. 15, [1924]Harvard 

Between a friend's illness and Josephine's, is driven to distraction, but has started the introduction and will send it to Miss Jewett to see if she accepts. Burton Rascoe caused a lot of mischief. Wants to place "The Queen's Twin" between "A Dunnet Shepherdess" and "William's Wedding." Enclosing a list of stories for second volume.  List: (1) "A White Heron" (2) "The Flight of Betsey Lane" (3) "The Dunham Ladies" (4) "Going to Shrewsbury" (5) "The Only Rose" (6) "Miss Tempy's Watchers" (7) "Martha's Lady" (8) "The Guests of Mrs. Timms" (9) "The Town Poor" (10) "The Hiltons' Holiday" (or "Decoration Day"?) (11) "Aunt Cynthia Dallet"  Willa Cather   [Stout #729]

To Josephine K. PiercyMar. 20, 1925Indiana 

Cather has gone to the country to get away from distractions and work on her new novel. Would surely answer her questions if she were there.   Ellen Burns, Sec'y   [Stout #775]