A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather

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To Elizabeth Shepley SergeantJune 27, [1915], from New YorkPM 

Has just read her essay on Provence in Century. Is busy with proofs. Jack is off in Maine. A musical critic is reading galleys and is enthusiastic, especially about the singing lessons. Would have felt bad if those hadn't been right! Has she seen Henry James's article about Mrs. Fields in the June Atlantic? Isn't she disappointed in Owen Wister's novel? [Pentecost of Calamity, 1915] P.S.: Loves her khaki outfit for the cliff dwellings— reminds her of Kurt's outfit in Fidelio [ Beethoven ].  Willa   [Stout #310]

To Carrie Miner Sherwood,  Sunday [1917?] from New YorkWCPM 

Enclosing the best war book she has read, by a woman from Poland. Honest account of the terrible things she witnessed and experienced. Easy to see why the French fear German domination so.   Willie   [Stout #385]

To Miss Van Tuyll [at Houghton Mifflin]Dec. 4, [1917]Harvard 

The sample of heavy lettering is what she had in mind, but the accent over the initial "A" needs to be more distinct.   Willa Cather   [Stout #401]

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 Fannie ButcherFeb. 16, 1920, from no. 5 Bank Street, New York, dedication written on photograph ; Butcher 

"For Fannie Butcher, who wrote the first discriminating review of my first novel. (In this case my interest in the reviewer has outlasted my interest in the novel, for I don't think much of that book now!) With greetings and good wishes,    Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #497]

To Irene Miner WeiszMar. 4, [1920], from New YorkNewberry 

Please encourage people to patronize Fanny Butcher's shop.   Willie   [Stout #500]

To Fanny ButcherMar. 19, [1920], from New YorkNewberry 

Trying to get a passport. Will be abroad when Youth and the Bright Medusa comes out this fall. Hopes she will like it.   Willa Cather   [Stout #502]

To Fanny ButcherDec. 2, [1920]Newberry 

What does she think of Mr. Llona? Is recently back from summer abroad and hopes to see her.   Willa Cather   [Stout #519]

To Fanny ButcherJan. 1, [1921?], from New YorkNewberry 

Will not be able to visit in Chicago. Is taking her mother to Mayo Clinic for surgery.   Willa Cather   [Stout #522]

To Fanny ButcherApr. 8, [1921]Newberry 

Leaving for Toronto and won't be back before the end of summer. May be able to see Miss Burdette then. Hopes to see Fanny in Chicago.   Willa Cather   [Stout #536]

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