A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather

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To Carrie Miner SherwoodMar. 13, 1919 [actually 1918], from New YorkWCPM 

So glad to have her letter. Theirs is a lifelong friendship. Proud to hear of her work for the Red Cross. Has had a hard winter, with fuel shortage and illnesses, and the book will be delayed. Olive Fremstad helped get her through an attack of bronchitis; she wasn't working because there were no German operas this year. Is getting along well with Isabelle's husband now, having learned to like him. Was at the Wieners' house often before Mr. Wiener's death. A gracious family, unlike many wealthy Jews. Edith sends regards. Winter was hard on her, too, but of course worst on the poor people of the city.   Willie   [Stout #414]

To Zoë AkinsMay 4, [1918?]Huntington 

Interested in her new efforts in play production. Looking forward to seeing her piece [probably "Did It Really Happen?"] in Smart Set. What is she going to do with the Spoon River poet in her anthology? [The "anthology" was a series by Akins published from Feb. 19 to Aug. 13, 1915, in Reedy's Mirror, St. Louis. The series was to have been published in book form but was not until 1994, under the title In the Shadow of Parnassus: A Critical Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry, edited by Catherine Parke.] He is beneath comment. P.S.: Sending some poems not in April Twilights. Novel finished and being set in type.  W. S. C.   [Stout #415]

To Carrie Miner SherwoodFeb. 11, [1919], from New YorkWCPM 

Sending some reviews; please share with Irene. The one in the Dial is the best. Former president of the Missouri Pacific Railroad, Edwin W. Winter, visited to tell her how he liked the book and now drops in like an old friend. Mostly feels glad that her father and Carrie like it.   Willie   [Stout #452]

To Ferris GreensletNov. 26, [1919]Harvard 

Telephone company says that only new mothers can get a phone. That would be funny! Please send books she can send to William Allen White in Kansas. Nice he wants them. Century has made an offer she wants to discuss with him. P.S.: Nice of Mrs. Austin to go to the trouble [to write an article about her].  W. S. C.   [Stout #484]

To Zoë AkinsSept. 14, [1923], from Aix-les-BainsUVa 

Is spending a month here getting treatment for neuritis on right arm. Will sail as soon as Bakst finishes portrait, paid for by the city of Omaha.   Willa   [Stout #701]

To the City Editor [ Omaha Daily News ]Jan. 12, 1924, telegram ; UVa 

Declines to make public statement about portrait.   Willa Cather   [Stout #713]

To Mary Virginia Cather [mother]Mar. 2, [1925?]TWU 

What has she done to upset her so? Hasn't sent anything to Bess [prob. Elizabeth Seymour] or Auntie [Sarah Andrews] since she returned to New York. Hasn't written because she knew Douglass was there. Certainly did not mean to cause discord between her and father about the newspaper story about Margie [Argus, October 30, 1924; apparently following a story in one of the city newspapers in Nebraska]. It caused gossip, but isn't angry about it. Hasn't felt really angry toward her since they quarreled about Mrs. Garber. They've been growing closer and mustn't ruin that now. Hopes she and father will let her buy the house so they can pay Elsie to come live with them and look after them.   Willa   [Stout #771]

To Mr. Griffith,  n.d. [Oct. 29, 1925?] UVa 

Thanks for invitation from Authors Club for November 10, but has a commitment in Chicago that week. [Gave the William Vaughn Moody Lecture at the Univ. of Chicago on Nov. 17, 1925 and same lecture at the Women's City Club in Cleveland on November 20.]   Willa Cather   [Stout #801]

To George SeibelFeb. 22, 1927WCPM 

Has no address in New York just now, but stays at hotels when in town. Now on her way to visit her brother in Wyoming. Glad to hear he and Mrs. Seibel are well. Is well herself, when not in the city.   Willa Cather   [Stout #877]

To Mary Virginia Auld,  Sunday [Apr. 10, 1927] , from Atlantic City, N.J.UNL 

Town is crowded for Holy Week, but they have a room overlooking the water. Wonderful weather. P.S.: She and Edith both like her new bob.  W. S. C.   [Stout #884]

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