A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather

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To Carrie Miner Sherwood,  n.d. [Dec. 1935?] WCPM 

Likes North to the Orient. Pass enclosed clipping along to Helen Mac; shows bad effects of a quarter century of movies and shabby publicity. Please get a side of bacon or a ham sent to Mrs. Lambrecht.   W.   [Stout #1285]

To Lydia [Lambrecht]Aug. 10, [1936], from Grand MananWCPM 

Did not forget her mother's birthday, but had twin nieces visiting and was busy with them. Has had with her at Grand Manan the quilt they made her.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1321]

To Lydia [Lambrecht]Dec. 14, 1938WCPM , transcription

Sending a Christmas box to her mother tomorrow. Douglass's death left her ill for quite a while, but can now do Christmas shopping. Sending some wool cloth to be made up into a dress for mother. Sending hoods for her and Pauline, very stylish; also some wool gloves and scarves. Hopes they won't mind making up the dress.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1428]

To Lydia Lambrecht,  n.d. [pm. June 12, 1940] , from New YorkNewberry 

Is sending a little money to help out. Congratulations to Julius on Super-Anxiety II. [Encloses a letter from a member of the English Department of Hastings College, Frank S. Hewett, to a Mrs. Woodward, identifying Julius as the brother of Lydia Lambrecht and owner of a prize bull named Super-Anxiety.]   Willa Cather   [Stout #1486]

To Elizabeth Shepley SergeantNov. 27, 1940PM 

Sending an advance copy of Sapphira and the Slave Girl but can't autograph it because of strained tendon of right thumb. Please give her best wishes to Pauline and Josephine Goldmark.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1507]

To Lydia [Lambrecht]Dec. 8, 1941WCPM 

Sorry to learn of her mother's death. Could not write at the time because hand still in brace. Was preparing to go to California to be with Roscoe, then in hospital in serious condition. Spent the summer there and did not get back to New York until late fall. Not doing much Christmas shopping this year; is enclosing only a small check. Regrets not seeing her mother in recent years. Has lost many old friends as well as brother Douglass. Life has been difficult.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1562]

To Lydia [Lambrecht]Feb. 20, 1943WCPM 

Sending a package of Christmas cards that she may be able to reuse or use for scrapbooks. Had a bad year, with gall bladder surgery, but it is behind her. Hopes the war will end soon.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1615]

To E. K. BrownOct. 7, 1946Beinecke 

Reply has been delayed by repairs of apartment. Greatly appreciates his insightful reading of her work and generally agrees with his judgments. Is not writing much nowadays because low in spirits since the deaths of her brothers Douglass and Roscoe. Yes, Death Comes for the Archbishop is her best. It was hard to find a structure to pull together so many disparate elements in the Southwest. It simply came to her one day when watching the sunset color the Sangre de Cristo Mountains that the essence of the early Southwest was the story of the missionaries from France. Devoted herself to research on it from that day. Mary Austin claimed the book was written in her house, and now a woman named Wheelwright claiming it was written in hers. Actually, mostly written in Jaffrey, New Hampshire. Has always felt disappointed with O Pioneers!. Tried to put together the Norwegian and the French settlers, and they never mixed. Once, not long after it was published, met Louis Brandeis on the street and he told her that what he most liked about the novel was its sincerity of feeling for the place and people. Said that one of the writers in whom he did not find that sincerity was Edith Wharton. Never saw him again. Probably he didn't find her own next two books sincere either. Kept working and trying to learn. Believes Brown underestimates the early railroad builders; Jim Hill, for example, a person of great imagination and personal quality. Never gave great care to language per se in her books, but tried to let the language come to her that would express feeling for the subject. Is pleased by his praise of My Mortal Enemy. Agrees that Lucy Gayheart isn't very good, except in the last part, after the Gayhearts themselves are dead and the book centers on the effect they have in the businessman's memory. Wishes she'd had a better sense of form earlier in her career.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1741]

To Lydia [Lambrecht?]n.d.WCPM 

Sending her mother a quilted housecoat to keep her warm indoors on cold days. She mustn't save it but use it. P.S.: Please don't give out her address.  Willa Cather   [Stout #1779]

To Mrs. C. F. Lambrechtn.d., from Grand Manan, postcard ; WCPM 

Sending a picture of the cliffs at the island where she spends her summers.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1780]

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