A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather

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To Zona GaleMar. 20, 1925HSW 

Person Gale introduced by letter has written, but the name is indecipherable. Maybe it's in Hebrew and a rabbi could make it out!   Willa Cather   [Stout #774]

To Zona GaleOct. 23, 1928, from New YorkHSW 

What she says of life in Portage is very appealing. Has been living in hotels since no. 5 Bank Street was demolished.   Willa Cather   [Stout #949]

To Zona GaleOct. 16, [1929?], from Jaffrey, N.H.HSW 

Glad to get her letter and to hear that she would like them to be neighbors in Portage. Since mother's stroke, has practically lived on trains. Will have to go back west after a few more weeks. So a winter of quiet work in Wisconsin is impossible. Sorry to hear of her father's death. A fast death is a blessing. Is feeling low, but her letter helped. When in New York will be at the Grosvenor.   Willa Cather   [Stout #982]

To Blanche KnopfOct. 17, [1929], from Jaffrey, N.H.HRC 

Will stay three more weeks, so won't see Blanche before she sails. Book going well. A quiet book, mostly Quebec; wants it to be good. Is enjoying the out-of-doors, and her quiet room at the Grosvenor not available for a while yet. Best wishes for the trip. Please see Isabelle and send a report on how she is. Willa Cather. P.S.: Please send a copy of Zona Gale's new book. [Stout #983]

To Blanche Knopf,  Sunday [Oct. 27, 1929? Note: Oct. 29, perhaps date of receipt, written at top by B. K., but year is uncertain. Reference to Quebec would seem to place it in 1928, but reference to Gale's book would seem to link it to Oct. 17, 1929 letter, datable as to year by the location in Jaffrey] HRC 

Expects to be in town November 22 but will be in Quebec between this date and then. Please keep the ticket so it won't get lost. Likes Zona Gale's book.   W. S. C.   [Stout #986]

To Zona GaleNov. 25, 1929HSW 

Won't be able to get to Portage; must go to Pasadena soon after Christmas. Keeps wanting to quote Kent in King Lear: "Fortune, turn thy wheel." Read Gale's book with grim humor. Impossible to live in isolation but impossible to avoid harming others if one isn't isolated. Has been wanting to talk with her about a particular matter. Will she be in New York before Christmas?   [Stout #991]

To Zona GaleDec. 3, [1929]HSW 

Sorry to have missed her when she was in town. Must have been at the dentist when she phoned. Can only say again what Kent said in Lear. Christmas shopping for old German and Bohemian friends on Nebraska farms. Would feel guilty if she skipped them and they died before next Christmas.   Willa S. C.   [Stout #994]

To Zona GaleMay 23, 1934HSW 

Sorry to have missed her when she was in town. Was in Atlantic City. Has had an arduous time with the left wrist. New book about a month from finishing. P.S.: Has been telling people she was away. Keeps it a secret when she is in town so people won't bother her.  Willa Cather   [Stout #1227]