A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather

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To [?] ,  n.d. [prob. 1897 or 1898] excerpt transcribed by Bernice Slote ; UNL 

Enjoyed Thanksgiving visit to Columbus. Canfields away, leaving house to Dorothy, Jim and fiancée, and herself. Many parties. Is spending much of her leisure time with Ethelbert Nevin, a lovable man. Has been reading Kipling's poetry, as she used to at the university.   [Stout #55]

To unknown person [1936] , Christmas card ; WCPM 

Mary Virginia and her husband will be there for Christmas Eve dinner. Will be thinking about friends in Red Cloud.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1344]

To unknown person [possibly Mr. and Mrs. George Whicher],  n.d. [1936?] , Christmas card ; PM 

Doesn't really care for Christmas cards in the Grant Wood style. Maybe they are C.C.C. boys with Roosevelt trumpeting in the sky. Such bad times!   Willa Cather   [Stout #1347]

To unnamed nun [addressed only as Sister]Nov. 23, 1940Loyola 

Yes, several of her books show admiration for Catholic missionary priests. Has known and personally admired several—Father Connelly in Winslow, Arizona, Father Haltermann in Santa Cruz, N.M., and a Belgian priest who died in World War I while serving as a chaplain in the Belgian army. Enclosing a reprint of her letter to the Commonweal about sources for Death Comes for the Archbishop.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1505]

To unknown [ Carrie Miner? ],  prob. Dec. 1946, Christmas card ; Newberry 

Thanks for not punishing her. As Sigrid Undset says, it is very easy to punish someone who is already down.   Willie   [Stout #1745]

To unidentified recipientn.d., from Grand MananWCPM 

Glad she liked the book, but will probably like My Ántonia more.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1784]

To unidentified recipientn.d.WCPM 

Saw this happy surprise when she bought a newspaper on the train.   Willie   [Stout #1798]

To ?n.d. note written on a printed page showing pictures of Clement C. Moore and his house, with the beginning of the poem "A Visit from St. Nicholas"PM 

Was Moore a real person, then?   [Stout #1815]

To unknown [Elsie Cather?]n.d. letter fragment, only the last page has survived; UNL-Rosowski Cather 

Hopes to get a reply soon. Sends love and congratulations for productive work at home.   Willie 

To unknownn.d. note originally accompanied a copy of an unknown Cather novel; ; UNL-Rosowksi 

Book is the recently released second British edition. The image on the dust jacket must be how they imagine a Nebraska farm. What seems to be growing is carrots!