A Calendar of the Letters of Willa Cather

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To Mrs. George P. Cather [Aunt Franc]Dec. 25, 1915, from PittsburghUNL-Ray 

Is sending her love on this special day. Since Isabelle McClung has lost her father as well as her mother and this house (which has been almost a home to her [Cather] for fifteen years) is to be sold, it is her last Christmas there. May never feel so secure in any other house. Even her apartment in New York, pleasant as it is, is not a home in the way this was. Has been spending some time with Jack during the school vacation. New book enjoying good sales as well as favorable reviews. Is eager to get to work on a new one.   Willa    [Stout #343]

To Mrs. George P. Cather [Aunt Franc],  Saturday [pm. July 14, 1917] , from Red Cloud, Nebr.UNL-Ray 

Father so enjoyed listening to Will Andrews's new Victrola that they stayed too late to get by Bladen before going home. It was almost dark when they got back to Red Cloud. Will come to visit next week, before Jack has to leave.   Willie   [Stout #389]

To R. L. ScaifeJan. 16, [1918], from New YorkHarvard 

Thanks for telling her about Miss Bishop [Ferris Greenslet's secretary]. Will expect her on Friday [the 18th].   Willa S. Cather   [Stout #405]

To Ferris Greenslet,  Friday [c. Feb. 1, 1918] Harvard 

Introduction will be nearly the last to be written. Will send back the dummy Miss Bishop left with her tomorrow. Looks good. Please remove the middle initial from her name on the title page. P.S.: Would be glad to have Miss Bishop again soon.  W. S. C.   [Stout #407]

To Miss Bishop,  Saturday [c. Feb. 2, 1918] , from New YorkHarvard 

Please see that the middle initial is cut out of name on title page. Please set illustrations a little lower on the page to give an effect of spaciousness overhead.   Willa Cather   [Stout #408]

To Carrie Miner SherwoodFeb. 11, [1919], from New YorkWCPM 

Sending some reviews; please share with Irene. The one in the Dial is the best. Former president of the Missouri Pacific Railroad, Edwin W. Winter, visited to tell her how he liked the book and now drops in like an old friend. Mostly feels glad that her father and Carrie like it.   Willie   [Stout #452]

To Ferris GreensletNov. 2, [1919]Harvard 

Thanks for statement and check. How many copies do they have in stock? Is saving a bottle of libation for his visit. Father was there for a week.   Willa Cather   [Stout #481]

To Charles F. Cather [father]July 7, [1920], from ParisUNL-Ray 

Has found out the location of Grosvenor's grave. Please let Aunt Franc know. It is registered by the Society for the Care of the American Dead. He is buried in Grave No. 2, Plot B, in the American Cemetery at Villiers Tournelle. From all reports of how the dead at Cantigny were handled, there can be no uncertainty that it is G. P. Will go there next week and take a picture. Isabelle and Jan will go along. Will stay overnight in a home, as there are no hotels. Feeling a little homesick and eager to return to her own country and her own people, although this country and people are wonderful.   Willie   [Stout #511]

To Dorothy Canfield Fisher,  Monday [Oct. 23, 1922?] UVt 

Has read her thick book [ Rough Hewn ]. Liked the French part best. Family very well done; the shameful mother accurate of a national type but original in fiction. Marise very well done without excess, but Neale would have been better with less said. He's too familiar, whereas the father is strongly felt but still a puzzle. Is planning to visit Dorothy's mother.   Willa   [Stout #635]

To Zoë AkinsDec. 6, [1922], from Red Cloud, Nebr.UVa 

Wasn't necessary to send telegram to say she understood about Towne. Prairie is beautiful in winter. Father drives her around to the Scandinavian and Bohemian communities in his car. A pleasure to watch the unfolding of the human stories.   Willa   [Stout #655]

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