A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather

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To George WhicherMar. 3, [1925], from no. 5 Bank Street, New YorkPM 

Misunderstood his previous note about the Clyde Fitch lecture for next year. Please count on her for 1927. Hopes to see him at the birthday celebration for Robert Frost.   Willa Cather   [Stout #772]

To Mrs. George WhicherOct. 16, [1925], from Shattuck Inn, Jaffrey, N.H.PM 

Niece Mary Virginia Auld is a freshman at Smith. Could Mrs. Whicher get in touch with her some time? The boys would enjoy her. Came here to work after a wonderful summer in New Mexico living like a Zane Grey character. Wishes Mrs. Whicher could have attended the birthday dinner for Robert Frost.   Willa Cather   [Stout #797]

To Blanche KnopfDec. 18, [1925]HRC 

Thanks for remembering her birthday. Has finally finished dental surgery.   Willa Cather   [Stout #811]

To Ferris GreensletMay 5, 1930Harvard 

Sailing May 14 and will not return until October. Can always reach her care of Morgan & Co., 14 Place Vendome, Paris. If he uses "Double Birthday" in the volume he is planning, should not say she chose it because she thinks it is very good, because she doesn't.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1012]

To Blanche Knopf,  Sunday [prob. Dec. 1931] HRC 

Enjoyed birthday and appreciated beautiful gladioli she sent.   W. S. C.   [Stout #1088]

To Carrie and Mary MinerJan. 31 [1933?]WCPM 

Enjoyed their Christmas letters and rereads them when feeling down. Wishes they could come see her and Edith's apartment. Furniture prices low these days, so they have added some good new pieces to go with the old. Enjoying it very much. Went to celebration for Yehudi Menuhin's sixteenth birthday last week. Must stop and go help Josephine defrost the refrigerator.   Willa   [Stout #1159]

To Carrie Miner SherwoodFeb. 12, [1934?]WCPM 

Often wishes she had time to write her a long letter. Business matters wear her out. Has been struggling to prevent radio broadcasts of her books. Also letters about translations. Would prefer to spend her time producing new work. Knopf indulges her determination to avoid commitments. Happiest part of the season has been the presence of the Menuhin family. Enjoyed reading Shakespeare with the children and sledding with Yehudi on his birthday, followed by a small party with champagne smuggled in by his mother. Enclosing letters from Hephzibah and Yaltah, but she must not show them to anyone.   Willie   [Stout #1215]

To Carrie Miner SherwoodJuly 3, [1934?]WCPM 

Please pick out some good canned fruit for Mrs. Lambrecht's birthday. It's terribly hot in New York, but has stayed in town to finish Lucy Gayheart. To be serialized in Woman's Home Companion starting in April 1935, preceding book publication. Magazine's offer was too good to refuse. Sorry they are having such a drought. Expects to leave for Grand Manan mid-month.   Willie   [Stout #1228]

To Carl Van Vechten,  Sunday [Dec. 9, 1934] , from 570 Park Avenue, New YorkBeinecke 

Appreciated hearing from him on her birthday and enjoyed the roses.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1242]

To Thomas MasarykFeb. 14, [1935?], from 570 Park Ave., New YorkBerkeley 

It is nearing his birthday. Extends good wishes and praise for his achievements. Values his regard. It is a puzzling and disordered time. Public opinion in a state of confusion, moral values being overthrown without the creation of new ones. The regard of people one esteems is the only source of satisfaction in today's world. He is the only public figure with whom she has corresponded who is not exiled. Many scholars have been driven out of their homelands and taken refuge in America.   Willa Cather   [Stout #1251]