A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather

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To George SeibelOct. 2, 1896 on Home Monthly letterhead ; WCPM 

Will use his article on Richard Wagner.    Willa Cather   [Stout #30]

To Mr. Gilder [ Century Magazine ]June 5, [1907]NYPL 

Story enclosed ["The Willing Muse," Century August 1907], with all grammatical errors found (she hopes) and corrected.    Willa Sibert Cather   [Stout #128]

To Elizabeth Shepley Sergeant,  Sunday [pm. Mar. 26, 1912] PM 

Mrs. McClung had a relapse on Saturday that seems serious. Has been taking refuge in Michelet; just finished the third volume. Recommends Richard Wagner's autobiography; it is so honest and direct.   W. S. C.   [Stout #219]

To Elizabeth Shepley SergeantApr. 22, [1913]PM 

Has not succeeded in getting Outlook to commit to a publication date for her article. Would she please edit the French in Pioneers? So glad she likes it. Understands she would like a more distinct structure, but that wouldn't suit the country. Mr. Greenslet likes it. Still, wishes to do something different. Would like to be able to write what is in Fremstad's mind. Saw her after she had sung Kundry in Parsifal [ Wagner ] yesterday, and she looked exhausted. Isabelle is visiting. Misses her.   W   [Stout #257]

To Roscoe CatherJune 12, 1935 [note at end says this is a carbon copy made for Carrie Miner Sherwood] ; WCPM 

Returning Virginia's letter. Mary Virginia's wedding was beautiful. Was at the Little Church Around the Corner, which their father used to like so much when he came to New York. Isabelle insisted on attending. Likes the groom, Dick Mellen, a new M.D. from Harvard beginning internship at Bellevue Hospital. Mary Virginia will continue working at the library. Own plans not clear. P.S. to Carrie: Has the Miner farm been damaged by flooding of the Republican River? [Stout #1263]

To Mrs. C. F. Lambrecht, n.d. [June 1935] on printed announcement of the marriage of Mary Virginia Auld to Dr. Richard Hager Mellen on Saturday, June 1, 1935; WCPM 

Knew she would be interested in this. Likes the young man very much.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1264]

To Mrs. Mellen [prob. mother-in-law of Mary Virginia Auld Mellen, who married Richard Mellen in 1935],  n.d. [Dec. 1935?] UVa 

Seldom gives people her own books, but may send one to Dick's mother. Exceptionally satisfied with the second story in the new book [ "Old Mrs. Harris" ].   Willa Cather   [Stout #1287]

To Helen [Sprague?]Mar. 22, 1936WCPM 

Is writing to let her know about Menuhin broadcast on March 29, but has wanted to write for some time. Doesn't take very seriously the authorial ambitions of so many young people. What they really want is the glamour they associate with being a writer or being in the movies or some other publicized activity. It's a fad. Likes Mary Virginia's husband. What did she name the little girl?  Willa Cather  Signed by S. J. Bloom [Stout #1307]

To unknown person [1936] , Christmas card ; WCPM 

Mary Virginia and her husband will be there for Christmas Eve dinner. Will be thinking about friends in Red Cloud.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1344]

To [ Helen Sprague? ]Dec. 26, [1936]WCPM 

This Miss Mary Kiley is a doll! Such an appealing child! Wish the picture had come before Mary Virginia and her husband were there, so they could see it. Has a week of teas and dinners ahead, but will then go into seclusion for a while.   W. S. C.   [Stout #1349]