The Complete Letters of Willa Cather

The Complete Letters of Willa Cather is an endeavor to create a digital, scholarly edition of Cather's entire body of correspondence. The project is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and by the Center for Digital Research in the Humanities at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and with the cooperation of Willa Cather Foundation in Red Cloud, Nebraska.

There are currently 1300 letters in the edition. The Complete Letters is an ongoing project, updated periodically until its completion. In the meantime, you are welcome to browse our database of all known Cather letters

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"Candy is unquestionably a solace in a city where two percent beer is at once the best and the worst one can do."
Willa Cather to Alfred A. Knopf, July 26 [1919]
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