A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather

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To Carrie MinerDec. 22, [1906?]WCPM 

People seem to prefer lying to telling the truth. Knew Oley Iverson in Bladen as a hired boy for uncle George Cather. He was married then.   Willie   [Stout #122]

To Retta Ayre Miner,  n.d. [Dec. 22, 1906 ?] , Christmas card ; WCPM 

Sends love and greetings.   Willie   [Stout #123]

To Mrs. George P. Cather [Aunt Franc]Jan. 5, 1910, from 82 Washington Place, New YorkUNL-Ray 

Wishing her a belated happy New Year. Has been managing the magazine by herself since returning to New York in the fall. Has been unwell, so has had not only little time but little energy. Isabelle McClung with her from early November through Christmas; helped a great deal with shopping and the training of a new maid, so the apartment is now very pleasant. Always feels homesick at Christmas; seems everyone in New York suffers from homesickness then. Last year went to the children's service at Trinity Church on Christmas Eve and people were crying all around her. Probably wishing to be back at some small town. Is glad Jack and Elsie put out holly and evergreens in the cemetery for her at Christmas. Both such nice children. Elsie will be nicer when she gets older and not so sure of herself. Enjoys thinking of Bessie [Elizabeth Seymour] and Auntie [Sarah Andrews, sister of Mary Virginia Cather] being together and less burdened by care. Used to find it so hard not being able to do anything for them. Mother seems in better spirits lately. Is anticipating a Grand Jury investigation as a result of McClure's articles on Tammany and prostitution. Expects to go to London again in a few months but hopes to get back to Nebraska in the summer. Hopes to have as nice a visit as this past summer, when Mother did not seem to begrudge her visiting in the country. Please let her known if Bess and Auntie need anything. Sends love and best wishes.   Willie   [Stout #168]

To Mrs. George P. Cather [Aunt Franc]Feb. 22, 1911UNL-Ray 

Another busy winter. Elsie made her first visit to New York at Christmas; they had a wonderful time except for worrying about Mother, who'd hurt herself in a fall. Elsie liked the apartment and the colored maid, who has taken over all housekeeping cares. Health is better this winter, though working all summer while Mr. McClure was ill in Europe wore her down. Had some time away to recuperate in the fall. Saw Mr. Wiener a few weeks ago; he is still himself, in spite of having made so much money. Isabelle visiting and sends her greeting. Hears from Howard Gore that he is going to the coronation of the king of Siam, whom he knew years ago. Wishes he wouldn't pursue aristocrats, but vanity seems endemic to Washington. Hears that Bessie and Auntie are well, and that she and Uncle George are too. May have to go to England in April. Hopes to receive a letter from her before going.   Willie   [Stout #188]

To Mrs. William [Jessie Cather] AuldDec. 18, [1911], from Cherry Valley, N.Y.UNL 

Sorry not to be sending Christmas gifts to the children. Has only some little handkerchiefs for Mary Virginia. Nothing to buy here. Hears from mother that the new baby is pretty.   Willie   [Stout #210]

To Fanny ButcherFeb. 16, [1912?]Newberry 

So glad to get Fanny's letter and to hear she is opening a book shop. Would be pleased to have her [Cather's] picture displayed in it. Going abroad in late spring, but must go see parents first. Knows handwriting is hard to read, but wanted to send a personal message. P.S.: Will come by to see the shop if possible.  Willa Cather   [Stout #212]

To Carrie MinerMay 10, [1912], from Winslow, Ariz.WCPM 

Is sending a letter she may want for the autograph. [No identification.]   Willie   [Stout #226]

To Irene Miner Weisz,  n.d. [pm. May 30, 1912] , from Albuquerque, postcard ; Newberry 

Likes the old part of Albuquerque. Has had a wonderful time.   W. S. C.   [Stout #231]

To Irene Miner Weisz,  n.d. [pm. June 11, 1912, at El Paso, Tex.] , postcard with picture of Laguna Pueblo ; Newberry 

[No message.]   [Stout #234]

To Irene Miner Weisz,  n.d. [Aug. 1913?] Newberry 

[A review of O Pioneers! enclosed.] Doesn't want to be blamed for this!   Willie   [Stout #263]

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