A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather

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To Mrs. Helen StowellAug. 28, 1889 from Red Cloud, Nebr. on father's letterhead ; WCPM 

Has been studying Greek and reading Bulwer-Lytton and Dickens. Brothers Roscoe and Douglass competed in the Firemen's State Tournament. Is serving as a reporter for the Republican, edited by Dr. McKeeby. Has been to picnics in the Garbers' grove. Local couple flirting ridiculously. Jessie, Roscoe, and Douglass singing in cantata. Is going to baseball game in Superior, Nebraska, with Mary and Hugh Miner. Is going to dance at platform in the Garbers' grove tonight.   Willa Cather   [Stout #3]

To Mariel GereMar. 12, [1896] from Red Cloud, Nebr.WCPM 

Feels exiled. Why doesn't Mariel write? Cooks sometimes to relieve boredom. Rides bicycle when weather permits. Planned and orchestrated a wedding breakfast for her [Cather's] cousin and Hugh Miner. Looked after the children the previous week while parents went to Hastings. Enjoys playing cards and going visiting with Douglass and Roscoe, when he comes to town. Has been reading Arabian Nights and Alice in Wonderland to James.   Willa   [Stout #22]

To Ferris Greenslet,  Monday [Jan. 31, 1916?] Harvard 

Sending H. L. Mencken's article [in Smart Set January 1916?]. Has he seen Hugh Walpole's article in Bookman?   Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #348]

To Ferris Greenslet,  Friday [Mar. 1919 or after] Harvard 

Hugh Walpole's phrase in Bookman—"one of the very finest of all American novels"—might be good for the dust jacket along with Mencken's comment.   W. S. C.   [Stout #454]

To Ferris GreensletOct. 7, [1919], from Jaffrey, N.H.Harvard 

Please try to get something quotable about her books from Hugh Walpole. Knopf would do this if he were publishing her next book. Leaving Friday [Oct. 10].   Willa S. C.   [Stout #476]

To Ferris GreensletMay 8, 1920Harvard 

Was too ill after typhoid shot to write sooner to thank him for the check. Anticipates a good trip. Saw Hugh Walpole recently.   W. S. C.   [Stout #506]

To Hugh King [agent(?) with Playmarket, Hollywood, California] [1941] transcription, not original. ; UNL-Rosowski Cather 

Appreciates kind request, but will not allow her books to be dramatized or filmed. Likes going to movies, but prefers to stick to the written word and a more discriminating audience of readers.