A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather

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To Mrs. William Vanamee [National Institute of Arts and Letters] [from Sarah J. Bloom, secretary]June 15, 1932AAAL 

Cather is out of the country and not expected back until fall. Rarely forwards mail.   Sarah J. Bloom, Secretary   [Stout #1113]

To Zoë Akins [Mrs. Hugo Rumbold]Nov. 21, [1932]Huntington 

Shocked to hear of Hugo's death. At least they had a little time. After one is forty-five death seems to rain down, and after fifty it becomes a storm. Should let her daily routine carry her along, and avoid alcohol for now. Would like to come to California to be with her, but has an eye infection. Also, has just signed a lease on an apartment—570 Park Avenue. Hang on, and time will restore her.   Willa   [Stout #1132]

To Zoë AkinsDec. 22, [1932], from 570 Park Avenue, New YorkHuntington 

She and Edith have had one problem after another since moving in, including broken water pipe. Visiting niece is staying in hotel. Her last letter talks about Hugo's good points and her own faults. He must have been very good for her, helping her suppress her southern vagaries and try to be accurate and honest. Glad she married him, even though it was brief.   Willa   [Stout #1142]

To Fanny Butcher,  n.d. [early 1933?] , from 570 Park Avenue, New YorkNewberry 

Disappointed to miss her. Just settling into the apartment.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1147]

To Dorothy Canfield FisherJan. 11, [1933], from 570 Park Avenue, New YorkUVt 

So much to catch up on. Has taken an apartment with Edith. Hopes Dorothy will come to tea. Please see February Atlantic [ "A Chance Meeting" ]. Still remembers when she first read Flaubert in Red Cloud, and later with George Seibel in Pittsburgh. Has been able to save three farms in Nebraska by catching up their interest payments. So glad Dorothy likes "Old Mrs. Harris," a story that almost does what she set out to do in it.   Willa   [Stout #1148]

To Irene Miner Weisz,  n.d. [Jan. 19, 1933] , from 570 Park Avenue, New YorkNewberry 

Has taken on so many social engagements, doesn't have time to write letters. Both Myra Hess and the Menuhins are in town. Is glad to have a home again and to have Josephine back, cooking better food than ever! Edith so busy she can't do much about getting settled. How is Helen Mac's baby?   Willie   [Stout #1155]

To S. S. McClureMar. 15, [1933], from 570 Park Avenue, New YorkIndiana 

Has had bronchitis, but is getting better. Can he come to dinner on Saturday?   Willa Cather   [Stout #1168]

To Mrs. George WhicherApr. 1, [1933], from 570 Park Avenue, New YorkPM 

Sorry to have missed her. Was away in Atlantic City recovering from bronchitis. Returned just today. Has been busy getting settled in the new apartment. Is confiding her address, which she gives out to very few.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1171]

To Pauline GoldmarkApr. 18, [1933], from 570 Park AvenueWCPM 

Could she and Josephine [Goldmark] come to tea on Saturday the 22nd at five?   Willa Cather   [Stout #1172]

To Sinclair LewisSept. 2, [1933?], from Grand MananBeinecke 

Hopes to see him in New York this winter. Now has an apartment—570 Park Avenue, though that is a secret she guards carefully. Spent four years in Pasadena, California, with her mother and is now getting back to her friends. Odd, critics carp at her for not writing like a man and at him for not writing like a woman! Going to Quebec soon, before returning to New York.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1192]

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