A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather

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To Julian StreetNov. 9, [1939]Princeton 

Is completing a new book. Shares his love of fine wine and French cooking. Will be glad to autograph his books. Is glad she has not followed trends.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1460]

To Julian StreetDec. 19, 1939Princeton 

Enjoyed his letter about wines. With a proper cellar, would spend more than she could afford at Bellows. If by Château Cantenac-Brown 1926 he meant Château Brane Cantenac, she likes it better than Mouton-Rothschild. Alfred Knopf gave her six bottles of Brane Cantenac 1900 for Christmas last year. In champagnes, finds Perrier-Jouët too dry; prefers a good year of Louis Roederer. Feels sure he will be horrified by this confession. Looks like a hectic Christmas, with many people in town. Has been rereading Guizot's and Michelet's histories of France. Much better reading than the newspapers.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1463]

To Julian StreetJan. 14, [1940?] a torn scrap; ; Princeton 

Enjoyed his letter. Does he know a red wine Chateau Berliquet? Alfred Knopf has sent her some from the Bellows stock, as well as four bottles of a white Hermitage 1895!   W. S. C.   [Stout #1467]

To Julian StreetFeb. 15, 1940Princeton , copy, not original

[File includes note that a handwritten label "Chateau Berliquet 1900" was pasted onto the original.] Here is the label; Alfred Knopf had two bottles. A wine different from any she ever tasted, more herbal than fruity. Wishes she had a stock of it.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1473]

To Julian StreetOct. 26, 1940Princeton 

Returned from Canada only a few days ago [?] to find even the poorest quality wines very expensive. Appreciates his sharing Margaret Kennedy's letter about quality of life in England nowadays. Wants to show it to her niece before returning it. Hopes he will like the new book. Not true it was five years in the writing, since for much of that time she wasn't writing at all. P.S.: Has received a case of Sancerre Sauvignon 1938, from the Anjou region. Does he know it?  Willa Cather   [Stout #1501]

To Julian StreetDec. 9, 1940Princeton 

Will gladly autograph a book for him and Mrs. Street when hand is usable. Getting a copy sent without autograph for now.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1512]

To Julian Streetn.d. [perhaps referring to enclosure mentioned in no. 1516] ; Princeton 

Thanks for sharing the enclosed letter. It's true, the Germans will never change.   W. S. C.   [Stout #1515]

To Viola Roseboro'Dec. 13, 1940UVa 

Enclosing a letter written by Margaret Kennedy that Julian Street shared and did not want returned. Very tedious to have hand in splints here at the holiday season. Miss Lewis sends greeting.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1516]

To Julian StreetOct. 3, 1941Princeton 

Appreciates his sending Margaret Kennedy's book [ Where Stands a Winged Sentry ]. Had a tiresome summer. Enjoyed four weeks at the Empress Hotel in Victoria, but travel difficult these days.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1550]

To Julian StreetSept. 21, 1942Princeton 

Has not written because of the war, gall bladder surgery, and difficult recovery. Miserable weather has held her back. Has lost eighteen pounds. Is going to the Berkshires to recover.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1590]