A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather

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To Ferris GreensletApr. 22, [1915]Harvard 

Is enclosing two postcards of Breton's The Song of the Lark; prefers the one in brown tones. How does he like the later chapters of the book? Can't revise until she gets a short story done for McClure's and gets her brother sent back to Pittsburgh.   W. S. C.   [Stout #299]

To Mabel Dodge LuhanAug. 7, [1925], from DenverBeinecke 

Were delayed at Lamy for three days because of flooding at Trinidad. Delayed at New Laguna [the new pueblo of Laguna was built by religious traditionalists after the original Laguna was successfully evangelized by Christians] for three days before a driver would take them to Acoma. Raining every afternoon. Have been in Denver since July 31. Mother is there and going to theater and for rides. Going to Red Cloud August 12, then to Grand Manan. [Continuation Aug. 8] Letter sent to New York has been forwarded. Liked the quotation from Plotinus [Roman comic playwright] but doesn't know who he is. Likes how first volume of memoir is developing. Weeks at Taos were memorable. Brother and family have arrived. P.S.: Edith Lewis went back to New York on Monday the 3rd.  Willa Cather   [Stout #792]

To Mabel Dodge LuhanMay 26, [1926], from Gallup, N.M.Beinecke 

After stopping for a couple of days with her parents and one day at Lamy, reached Gallup very tired. Had the pleasure of sharing that last part of the train trip with Rin Tin Tin [movie star dog] and made his acquaintance during a stop in Albuquerque. Gallup is an awful place. Going to Zuni tomorrow and to Canyon de Chelly later, if Edith recovers from her cold. Brother and family will meet her at Santa Fe June 14. Will get back to work July 1, but not sure where.   W. S. C.   [Stout #832]

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 Blanche Knopf,  n.d. [c. June 12, 1927] HRC 

For next three weeks send mail care of brother Roscoe in Casper, Wyo.   W. S. C.   [Stout #888]

To Dorothy Canfield FisherAug. 17, [1927?], from New YorkUVt 

Letter reached her in Wyoming, and she meant to answer it from Red Cloud but father had a heart attack. Better now. Came back to New York day before yesterday to vacate apartment. Putting things in storage. Has cancelled trip to France. Brother Douglass plans to take parents to California this winter. Doesn't suppose people who are used to movies will care for Death Comes for the Archbishop, a book without women. Sorry moviemakers will soon be at Acoma.   Willa   [Stout #890]

To Dorothy Canfield FisherMay 1, [1931], from Pasadena, Calif.UVt 

Mother was worse when she arrived, but somewhat better now. Speech completely gone. Brother Douglass still very devoted. Has finished page proofs of Shadows on the Rock. Working on it held her [Cather] together for five years. Will go away to Canada for hot part of summer.   Willa   [Stout #1050]

To Brother BarronFeb. 17, 1936WCPM , transcription, not original

Just back from the North and understands his letter and manuscript came while she was away. Never reads manuscripts because at least half a million aspiring writers would be sending them if she did.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1297]

To Fanny ButcherOct. 16, [1936], from Jaffrey, N.H.Newberry 

Enjoyed receiving her card from Quebec. When book of essays comes out, please don't think praise of Thomas Mann is due to Knopf's publishing him. Agreed with Fanny that The Magic Mountain was dull, but likes the Biblical trilogy very much.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1331]

To Brother Emil MohrMay 7, 1937Notre Dame 

He made a good choice of vocation. So important to try to convince young people that the world doesn't have to be as it is, that it was peaceful and orderly and happy before 1914 [the year World War I began]. Envies him the pleasure of teaching Latin. Such a clean and austere language; so cleansing to read Virgil at the end of a cluttered day.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1365]

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