A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather

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To Ida Tarbell,  Friday [prob. Jan. 4 or 11, 1907] , from New YorkAllegheny 

Has read the tariff articles while at home with a cold and was surprised to find them interesting. Truly important magazine writing.[Tarbell's tariff articles appeared in American Magazine from 1906–1911; in book form 1911.]   Willa Cather   [Stout #124]

To Sarah Orne JewettDec. 19, [1908], from New York ; Harvard 

Has read her letter many times. These past few years has felt confused, tired, drained of energy by the job and has felt cut off from her self. Mr. McClure wants her to become another Ida Tarbell; he doesn't believe she will ever be much of a writer of fiction. Feels as much a beginner in her writing as she ever did, as if she hadn't learned at all. Doesn't even have the feeling of learning about other things, as when she was a teacher. Hectic pace is giving her a bad temperament. Glad to have her salary; needs to help out the family now and then; but could quit now and have enough in the bank to live on for three or four years. Has reread "Martha's Lady," such a beautiful story. Will hope to get up to Boston after Christmas.   Willa   [Stout #145]

To Guglielmo FerreroJan. 11, 1909Columbia 

Unable to send new copies of the Standard Oil book [by Ida Tarbell], as the book business has been sold, but Mr. McClure is sending copies from his personal library.    Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #147]

To Guglielmo FerreroApr. 4, 1909, on McClure's letterhead ; Columbia 

Will need the two articles in translation by July 1 and July 15. [Ida] Tarbell is glad to hear of his interest in the Standard Oil book. Mr. McClure would join her in sending greetings, but is in Paris.   Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #156]

To Ida Tarbell,  Sunday [Nov. 19, 1922?] , from New YorkAllegheny 

Must refuse the Pen and Brush Club's invitation as she will be in Nebraska.   Willa Cather   [Stout #645]

To Ida Tarbell,  Tuesday [Nov. 21, 1922?] Allegheny 

Will plan on the first Sunday in February, but please send a reminder.   Willa Cather   [Stout #648]

To Ida Tarbell [c. Dec. 10, 1922] , from Red Cloud, Nebr.Allegheny 

Won't be back for at least a month. Enjoying the winter weather. Greetings to Mary Austin.   Willa Cather   [Stout #657]

To Ida Tarbell,  Friday [Oct. 7 or 14, 1927?] , from Jaffrey, N.H.Allegheny 

Letter gave her great pleasure. Writing [ Archbishop ] was the greatest pleasure she ever had. Is receiving and treasuring many letters from missionary priests. Rector in Denver says he is still using Joseph Machebeuf's chalice and vestments. Misses the book now that it has gone from her. Also, is homeless at present. Will probably spend winter in Arizona.   Willa Cather   [Stout #905]

To Ida TarbellDec. 13, [1933], from New YorkAllegheny 

Enclosing a check to assist S. S. McClure.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1202]

To Ida TarbellJan. 7, [1934?]Allegheny 

Sending another check for Mr. McClure. Why do they never see each other?   Willa Cather   [Stout #1210]