A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather

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To Carl Van Vechten,  Sunday [Dec. 9, 1934] , from 570 Park Avenue, New YorkBeinecke 

Appreciated hearing from him on her birthday and enjoyed the roses.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1242]

To Carl Van VechtenApr. 3, [1936]Beinecke 

Photos won't do. Please destroy the negatives, and they'll try again some time.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1309]

To Carl Van Vechten,  Wednesday [Apr. 8, 1936] Beinecke 

Glad he wasn't offended by her note of the 3rd. Appreciates his generosity about it.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1311]

To Carl Van VechtenJan. 30, 1937Richmond 

Has made a note of his new address. Please don't describe her new book as nostalgic! People say that about all her books. Isn't homesick all the time.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1354]

To Van Wyck BrooksOct. 14, 1940Penn 

Shares his high opinion of Archibald MacLeish's statement about the war. [MacLeish called on the U.S. to enter the war in order to defend democracy against fascism.] People pay far too little attention to statements by important leaders. No one has made more forceful and important statements than Winston Churchill, but neither he nor MacLeish is likely to be able to wake people up to the dangers.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1496]

To Van Wyck BrooksOct. 26, 1940Penn 

Writing to call his attention to an error on page 434 of his book on New England. Not true she edited the letters of Sarah Wyman Whitman.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1499]

To Hendrick Van LoonJan. 1, 1943Cornell 

Appreciates his note and accompanying Biblical message. Friendly gestures especially important these days. Enjoys knowing others who refuse to believe the war is putting an end to all the values of the past three thousand years. Feels glad to have lived and learned the little she has about human history. The war has destroyed a great deal, but not everything.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1608]

To Carl Van VechtenJune 6, 1943Beinecke 

Did not receive his letter for a while because the doormen at her apartment house took the stationery to be an advertisement. Thus, missed his tea. Very sorry.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1631]

To Irita Van Dorenn.d., from Jaffrey, N.H.LC 

Shocked by Mr. Sherman's death. Can't do an article for her; has too many unkept promises already.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1789]

To Leonard Charles Van NoppenJanuary 5, 1899, from 341 Sheridan Ave, East End, Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaDrew U (Adams 141) 

He must be inundated with praise since the publication of his [translation of Joost van den Vondel's] Lucifer [New York, London: Continental Publishing Co., 1898]. Hopes he does not mind another. Has been following the positive reception with some surprise at the success, for it is rare that an old, non-English language text can inspire such enthusiasm. Liked the review in the Critic; it was as positive as Vance Thompson's but more focused and intelligent. Had hoped to review it herself and regrets being gone and missing the chance. Wants him to know of her honest approval of his work. And now, though still so young, he is going to talk at Columbia! Hopes his success has made him content. Though he used to doubt his abilities, she never did. With support of cousin Dr. James Howard Gore of Columbian University, Washington, D.C., is hoping to publish a book of essays on theater soon, and hopes he will look at it for her. Wishes him the best. P.S.: Is boarding with some young women from Pittsburgh he met at the Chicago World's Fair, the Miss Davises. Unusual to associate him with those uncomplicated girls. It is an association Balzac would have appreciated.  Willa Cather 

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