Skip to main content

#2234: Willa Cather to Roscoe Cather, [May 23, 1945]

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
Dear Brother1;

Please read the letter enclosed and send it on to their new address. They5 send me a photograph of the house, but no address whatever. They all (my relatives) move so damned much that I can't keep track of them.

I want you read the letter because it will tell you about Field Marshall Wavell6's grand anthology "Other Men's Flowers"7. Do read his Introduction and his notes! At last a real man, (over) with all his glands, loves poetry! Read the one on page 70 – and his comment8!!

You can get it from Gelber & Lillienthal 336 Sutter, San Francisco9 [A fine book store – always rushed my books]

# Oh, and I beg you read Wavell's comment10 on page 337, what an all-round man he is!

Montgomery11 too is a great lover of English poetry.

FROM CATHER 570 PARK AVE.3, NEW YORK CITY2 Mr. R. C. Cather1 First Savings Bank of Colusa Colusa, California4 NEW YORK2 MAY 28 1945 10 PM 519 Hadley