Skip to main content

#1447: Willa Cather to Carrie Miner Sherwood, March 28 [1939]

More about this letter…
Plain view:

Guide to Reading Letter Transcriptions

Some of these features are only visible when "plain text" is off.

Textual Feature Appearance
passage deleted with a strikethrough mark deleted passage
passage deleted by overwritten added letters overwritten passage
passage added above the line passage with added text above
passage added on the line passage with added text inline
passage added in the margin passage with text added in margin
handwritten addition to a typewritten letter typed passage with added handwritten text
missing or unreadable text missing text noted with "[illegible]"
uncertain transcriptions word[?]
notes written by someone other than Willa Cather Note in another's hand
printed letterhead text printed text
text printed on postcards, envelopes, etc. printed text
text of date and place stamps stamped text
My Dear Carrie1

This is for the fund3 for planting trees in the cemetary. I’ve just learned that there is such a fund, for the “Commercial Advertiser”4 address my paper so carelessly that I get only three or four a month5. Postoffice wrote me their carriers could not deliver papers so indistinctly addressed. Would you please speak to the editor6? I’ve written them repeatedly, but they pay no attention.

Hastily Willie

I am just getting over a long stretch of influenza—six weeks. But I want to write you a long letter soon. I won't write you about the sad things. I think of you and Mary7 and love you, as the old song says.

Always Willie