Skip to main content

#2007: Willa Cather to Annetta I. Clark, March 7 [1931]

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
passage written by Cather on separate enclosure. written text
The Grosvenor3
New York2
Dear Miss Clark1;

I deeply appreciate the honor the Trustees do me in inviting me to be present at the Commencement exercises in June to receive a degree.

I greatly regret that I shall be unable to be in Northampton4 at that date. I long ago promised to be at Princeton University to receive a degree5 on June 16th, and to be present at President Hibben's6 dinner on the evening of the fifteenth. I heartily regret this conflict of dates, and beg you to express my regret to your President7 and Trustees, and to regard my explanation as c entirely confidential.

Very sincerely yours, Willa Cather