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Susan J. and James R. Rosowski Cather Collection

Title: Susan J. and James R. Rosowski Cather Collection

Creator: Cather, Willa, 1873-1947, et al

Dates: 1861-1992

Quantity: 3 boxes (1.5 linear feet)

Collection Number: MS 0228

Language: English, Italian

Restrictions:

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Preferred Citation: Susan J. and James R. Rosowski Cather Collection (MS 0228). Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries.

Biography:

Willa Cather is best known for her short stories, essays, and novels that focused on her Nebraska experience, her early years in Virginia, her life in New York and Pittsburgh, and her travels to New Mexico, Canada, and Europe. Her novels include Alexander's Bridge (1912), O Pioneers! (1913), My Antonia (1918), A Lost Lady (1923), One of Ours (1922), The Professor's House (1925), My Mortal Enemy (1926), Death Comes for the Archbishop (1927), Shadows on the Rock (1931), Lucy Gayheart (1935), and Sapphira and the Slave Girl (1940). Her short story collections include The Troll Garden (1905), Youth and the Bright Medusa (1920) and Obscure Destinies (1932).

For more biographical information on Cather, please visit The Willa Cather Archive .

Scope and Content:

The Rosowski Cather Collection is named in honor of University of Nebraska–Lincoln Professor Susan J. Rosowski. The collection includes materials relating to Willa Cather and her family, such as her parents and particularly her sister Elsie Cather. Included are letters to Isabelle McClung and letters about her health. In addition, the collection documents the friendship between Willa Cather, Edith Lewis, and Stephen Tennant. The majority of Tennant correspondence is comprised of letters written to Edith Lewis.

Subjects:

Cather, Willa, 1873-1947

Cather, Virginia (Jennie) Boak

Cather, Charles Fectigue

Cather, Elsie

McClung, Isabelle

Lewis, Edith

Southwick, Helen Cather

Porter, Katherine Anne

Garland, Hamlin

Luhan, Mabel Dodge

Tennant, Stephen, 1906-

Series Description: Series 1: Willa Cather, Correspondence and General Materials, Box 1, Folders 1-20

The correspondence in this series includes numerous letters regarding English publication of Willa Cather's works by publishers William Heinemann and Cassell, written by Alfred Knopf and by Cather. Letters written to Alfred Knopf by F. P. Keppel relate to an invitation from Keppel to attend the meeting of the League of Nations. The Cather letter references the invitation but is written to a family member in Red Cloud. There are also selected items such as promotional pamphlets, a 1948 clipping from the New Yorker, and a letter to Virginia Faulker from Alfred Knopf.

The majority of letters relating to Houghton Mifflin are written by Ferris Greenslet and include information on copyright statements and payments. Additional letters provide information on alterations, typesetting, and illustrations for a published set of her books. There are also letters from members of Cather's family and friends, such as Isabelle McClung Hambourg, and letters written to her about her novels. There a several folders of letters written by admirer's of Cather's work, often noted as "fan" letters. Many of these mention several novels, while others discuss only one, these last letters are separated by publication title. Several poetry manuscripts and financial records are included in the series.

Series 2: Cather Family, Box 1, Folders 21-32

The items in this series are letters written by Cather to her parents, Charles and Virginia Cather, her sister Elsie Cather, and other Cather family members. Cather occasionally used Elsie Cather's nickname "Bobbie" when writing to her sister. Additional items include a memorial program from the funeral service of Douglas Cather, Willa's brother, and examples of confederate currency from 1861 and 1862.

Series 3: Isabelle McClung, Box 1, Folders 33-36

This series includes letters written by Cather to Isabelle McClung. Cather also wrote letters to Edith McClung, Isabelle's sister, in order to reassure Isabelle's family about her health. Cather also wrote about Isabelle's final days before she died. One letter mentions the atmosphere for Jewish people in Italy during the late 1930s. There are various certificates and biographical items included in the series.

Series 4: Edith Lewis, Box 2, Folder 1-Box 3, Folder 10

The materials in this series are letters written to Edith Lewis from Stephen Tennant from the years 1947 until 1964, including several undated letters. Tennant often added sketches or water color drawings on his letters and there are numerous examples in the correspondence. Additional letters to Lewis are from George Kates and other acquaintances. There is an example of artwork created by Rudolph Ruzicka on two Christmas cards. Other items include publicity materials for Cather's books and Lewis' last will and testament.

Series 5: Stephen Tennant, Box 3, Folders 11-18

Tennant materials include correspondence and manuscripts of poems written by Tennant, along with several journals and a sketchbook. Many of the letters include drawings and watercolor sketches in both black and white and color.

Series 6: Photographs, Box 3, Folders 19-21

Photographs in the collection include those of Willa Cather, several which were taken on a visit to Virginia and include captions written in Cather's hand. Cather acquaintances represented in the collection include Jan Hambourg, Stephen Tennant, and Sarah Orne Jewett. One of the Jewett photographs is framed. It shows Jewett surrounded by flowers, with "WSC from LCH" (Laura Coombs Hills) in bottom right corner.

Container List: Series 1: Willa Cather, Correspondence and General MaterialsBox 1. Folder 1. Correspondence, Willa Cather and Alfred J. Knopf, 1921-1947, undatedItem 1.Telegram, Knopf to Cather, 1921(?), Sept. 21 Item 2.Letter, Knopf(?) to Cather, 1931, June 16 Item 3.Letter, Knopf to Cather, 1931, July 27 Item 4.Letter, Knopf to Cather, 1931, Aug. 18 Item 5.Letter, Knopf to Cather, 1940, Sept. 4 Item 6.Letter, Anoinette Leger to Cather, 1942, Feb. 17 Item 7. Letter, Knopf to Cather, 1947, Mar. 20

Enclosed in this letter is a second letter to Knopf from Katherine Anne Porter, dated March 17, 1947.

Item 8. Letter, Cather to Frere-Reeves, 1931(?) Item 9. Letter, Knopf to Cather, undated
Box 1. Folder 2. Correspondence, Alfred Knopf Inc., 1931-1935Item 1. Letter, Preston to Cather, 1931, Jan. 16 Item 2. Letter, George Stimson to Cather, 1932, Aug. 8 Item 3. Letter, Jolorence Rubin to Elsie Cather, 1935, July 26 Box 1. Folder 3. Correspondence, Willa Cather, Alfred Knopf, and F.P. Keppel, 1937 undatedItem 1. Letter, Keppel to Knopf, 1937, May 3 Item 2. Letter, Keppel to Cather, 1937, May 17 Box 1. Folder 4. Associated materials, Alfred Knopf, 1923-1973Item 1. Brochure, Borzoi Books, 1923, Fall Item 2. Brochure, "Borzoi Battledore Books for Young People" with handwritten notes by Cather on page 5, 1946, May Item 3. Article, on Knopf, Geoffrey T. Hellman, The New Yorker , 1948, Nov. 27 Item 4. Letter, Knopf to Virginia Faulkner (photocopy), 1973, Dec. 7 Box 1. Folder 5. Correspondence, Houghton-Mifflin, 1921-1937Item 1. Letter, Ferris Greenslet to Cather, 1921, Jan. 14 Item 2. Letter, Greenslet to Cather, 1921, Oct. 27 Item 3. Letter, Greenslet to Cather, 1922, Oct. 31 Item 4. Letter, Greenslet to Cather, 1930, July 28 Item 5. Letter, Greenslet to Cather, 1931, Aug. 3 Item 6. Letter, Greenslet to Cather, 1934, Apr. 25 Item 7. Letter, Greenslet to Cather, 1935, Apr. 30 Item 8. Letter, Greenslet to Cather, 1936, Dec. 30 Item 9. Letter, Sanius (?) D. Evans to Cather, 1937, Apr. 13 Item 10. Letter, Greenslet to Cather, 1937, July 2 Item 11. Letter, Greenslet to Cather, 1937, Nov. 4 Item 12. Letter, Henry A. Laughlin to Cather, 1937, Nov. 8 Item 13. Letter, Henry A. Laughlin to Cather, 1937, Dec. 2 Box 1. Folder 6. Correspondence, Houghton-Mifflin, 1938-1947Item 1. Letter, Greenslet to Cather, 1938(?) Item 2. Letter, Cather to Greenslet, 1939, Apr. Item 3. Letter, Greenslet to Cather, 1939, May 3 Item 4. Letter, Greenslet to Knopf, 1939, May 9 Item 5. Letter, Greenslet to Cather, 1940, Oct. 8 Item 6. Letter, Greenslet to Cather, 1942, Apr. 30 Item 7. Letter, Greenslet to Cather, 1944, Nov. 17

Item 8. Letter, Cather to Miss Leighton, 1945(?) Item 9. Letter, Greenslet to Cather, 1947, Jan. 3 Box 1. Folder 7. Correspondence, general, from Willa Cather, 1906-1939Item 1. Letter, Cather to Bessie Seymour, 1906, Jan. 21(?) Item 2. Letter, Cather to John C. Slack (photocopy), 1906, Nov. 22 Item 3. Letter, Cather to ? (photocopy), 1906(?) Item 4. Letter, Cather to Sarah Orne Jewett, 1908, Dec. 18 Item 5. Letter, Cather to ?, 1931, May 1 Item 6. Letter, Cather to "Mabel" (photocopy), 1936, Dec. 18 Item 7. Letter, from Cather to Miss Sheperd (2 copies), 1939 Item 8. Letter, Cather to Burgess Johnson, 1939 Box 1. Folder 8. Correspondence, general, from Willa Cather, 1940-1946, undatedItem 1. Letter, Cather to "May," 1940, Dec. 30 Item 2. Letter, Cather to ?, 1940(?) Item 3. Letter, Cather to Irene and Carrie, 1941, May 16 Item 4. Letter, Cather to Hugh King, 1941 Item 5. Letter, Cather to Prof. Hornberger, 1946, May Item 6. Letter, Cather to William Andrew, undated Item 7. Letter, Cather to "Bessie" Bess Seymour, undated Item 8. Letter, from Cather to ?, undated Item 9. Letter, Cather to (?) (photocopy), undated Item 10. Christmas card, from Cather to (?), undated Item 11. Telegram, from Grant Richards to Cather, transcription in Cather's hand, undated Item 12. Note, undated Box 1. Folder 9. Correspondence, to Willa Cather, from family and friends, 1908-1939Item 1. Letter, Charles Cather to Cather, 1908, Nov. 23 Item 2. Letter, James H. Gore to Cather, 1926, Dec. 31 Item 3. Letter, Stephen Tennant to Cather, 1927, Apr. 18 Item 4. Letter, Charles and Virginia Cather to Cather, 1927, Sept. 23 Item 5. Letter, Stephen Tennant to Cather, 1929, Feb. 22 Item 6. Letter, Stephen Tennant to Cather, 1929, Sept. 20 Item 7. Letter, John B. DeVille to Cather, 1932, Sept. 4 Item 8. Letter, Mary Virginia Auld to Cather, 1935, Apr. 14 Item 9. postcard, Stephen Tennant to Cather, 1939, July 3 Box 1. Folder 10. Correspondence, to Willa Cather, 1913-1933, undatedItem 1. Letter, Cameron Mackenzie to Cather, 1913, Sept. 19 Item 2. Letter, Hamlin Garland to Cather, 1921, Dec. 12 Item 3. Letter, E. H. (Earl) Brewster to Cather, 1922, Nov. 1 Item 4. Letter, Samuel M. Lafferty to Cather, 1924, Jan. 29 Item 5. Letter, Carl D. LaRue to Cather, 1924, May 12 Item 6. Letter, Wilton Ratcliffe-Graff to Cather, 1925, July 4 Item 7. Letter, James A. Canfield to Cather (photocopy), 1925, Dec. 8 Item 8. Letter, Lilian Peters to Cather, 1926, Jan. 15 Item 9. Letter, Lloyd Fortune to Cather, 1926, Mar. 30 Item 10. Letter, Adda Martill to Cather, 1926, Nov. 18 Item 11. Letter, Hugh L. McMenamin to Cather (photocopy), 1927, Sept. 20 Item 12. Letter, Mary E. Mannix to Cather, 1927, Dec. 2(?) Item 13. Letter, Carl Crow to Cather, 1928, Feb. 23 Item 14. Letter, Anna O'Hare to Cather, 1928, May 18(?) Item 15. Letter, John Grier Hibben to Cather, 1931, Feb. 14 Item 16. Letter, Alexander Kaun to Cather, 1931, Mar. 29 Item 17. Letter, Henry C. Pouget to Cather, 1931, Aug. 12 Item 18. Letter, Alex Stedman to Cather, 1931, Aug. 27 Item 19. Letter, Henry C. Pouget to Cather, 1931, Sept. 21 Item 20. Letter, Henry C. Pouget to Cather, 1931, Dec. 21 Item 21. Letter, Anna Carroll to Cather, 1932, May 1 Item 22. Letter, Maude Meapher to Cather, 1932, May Item 23. Letter, Clem D. Easly to Cather, 1932, Aug. 2 Item 24. Letter, Mary Mariarty to Cather, 1932, Aug. 13 Item 25. Letter, Wm. Lyon Phelps, 1932, Aug. 20 Item 26. Letter, Frances Gill to Cather, 1932, Aug. 4 Item 27. Letter, unidentified to Cather, 1932, Sept. 18 Item 28. Letter, Margaret Vollbehr to Cather, 1932, Nov. 5 Item 29. Letter, Carlton F. Wells to Cather, 1933, Jan. 26 Item 30. Letter, Kate Browne to Cather, 1933, Mar. 31 Box 1. Folder 11. Correspondence, to Willa Cather, 1936-1939Item 1. Letter, John Curran to Cather, 1936, Feb. 18 Item 2. Letter, Aase Gabrielsen to Cather, 1936, May 1 Item 3. Letter, Rudolph Ruzicka to Cather, 1936, Dec. 13 Item 4. Letter, Genevieve McEnerney to Cather, 1937, Jan. 1 Item 5. Letter, Cornelia Otis Skinner to Cather, 1937, Jan. 5 Item 6. Letter, Bernard DeVoto to Cather, 1937, Mar. 14 Item 7. Letter, Augustine M. Holloway OSM to Cather, 1937, Apr. 11 Item 8. Letter, Harriett Kendall to Cather, 1937, Apr. 17 Item 9. Letter, Norman Holmes Pearson to Cather, 1937, Oct. 26 Item 10. Letter, Allan Nevins to Cather, 1938, Mar. 12 Item 11. Letter, Jennie Dearborn(?) to Cather, 1938, June 19 Item 12. Letter, Marion Olcott Dix to Cather (photocopy), 1938, Oct. 13 Item 13. Letter, Claude Barnaud to Cather, 1938, Dec. 15 Item 14. Letter, George Allen Beecher to Cather, 1939, Feb. 24 Item 15. Letter, Carrie M. Schraeder to Cather, 1939, Mar. 28 Item 16. Letter, Jean Keppy Winslow to Cather, 1939, June 12 Box 1. Folder 12. Correspondence, to Willa Cather, 1940-1947, undatedItem 1. Letter, George Austerman(?) to Cather (photocopy), 1940, May 9 Item 2. Letter, Otakar Vocadlo to Cather, 1940, May 14 Item 3. Letter, John M. Lyle to Cather, 1940, Sept. 30 Item 4. Letter, Viola Roseboro' to Cather, 1940, Nov. Item 5. Letter, Jaroslav Novak to Cather, 1940, Dec. 29 Item 6. Letter, Viola Roseboro' to Cather, 1941, Jan. 13 Item 7. Letter, William H. Judd to Cather, 1941, Jan. 15 Item 8. Letter, Mabel (Dodge Luhan?) to Cather, 1941(?), Feb. 5 Item 9. Letter, Stuart P. Armstrong, 1941, Jan. 16 Item 10. Letter, Madeline L. Reid to Cather, 1941, Jan. 29(?) Item 11. Letter, Nathan Comfort Starr to Cather (photocopy), 1941, Feb. 6 Item 12. Letter, J.M. Magee to Cather, 1941, Feb. 8 Item 13. Letter, J.M. Magee to Cather, 1941, Feb. 14 Item 14. Letter, Jessie Lansing Moller to Cather, 1941, Feb. 18 Item 15. Letter, Rachel Field Pederson to Cather, 1941, Mar. 4 Item 16. Letter, VR (Viola Roseboro'?) to Cather, 1941, Mar. 11 Item 17. Letter, Nathan Starr to Cather, 1941, Mar. 21 Item 18. Letter, Mrs. Felix Maquin, 1941, May 19 Item 19. Letter, Gordon Frazer to Cather, 1941, Nov. 4 Item 20. Letter, Mrs. J. B. Priestly to Cather, 1941, Nov. 28 Item 21. Letter, Mrs. Felix Maquin (?) to Cather, 1941 Item 22. Letter, Mark Edwards to Cather, 1942, Feb. 12 Item 23. Letter, Vivia K. Dow to Cather, 1942, Apr. 28 Item 24. Letter, Jack Horner to Cather, 1942, Dec. 27 Item 25. Letter, Roberta T.S. Chatmen to Cather, 1943, Jan. 17 Item 26. Letter, Goodrich C. White to Cather, 1945, Apr. 16 Item 27. Letter, Russell Woollen to Cather, 1945, June 21 Item 28. Letter, Jane Cristlr (?) to Cather, 1945, June 27 Item 29. Letter, E.K. Brown to Cather, 1946, Nov. 24 Item 30. Letter, Theodora C. Bailey to Cather, 1947, Apr. 5 Item 31. Letter, Raymond Fisher to Cather, undated Item 32. Letter, Marian MacAwell to Cather, undated Item 33. Postcard, Walter Damrosch to Cather, undated Item 34. Note, Herman Ranke to Cather, undated Box 1. Folder 13. Correspondence, regarding My Antonia 1918-1943Item 1. Letter, Edwin W. Winter to Cather, 1918, Oct. 19 Item 2. Letter, Francis E. Kroulik to Cather, 1919, Sept. 17 Item 3. Letter, D.A. White to Cather, 1919, Nov. 18 Item 4. Letter, Mrs. C. G. Codman to Cather, 1920, June 9 Item 5. Letter, Hester Walrath Hunter to Cather, 1922, Dec. 21 Item 6. Letter, Nadya Olyanova to Cather, 1923, Mar. 6 (?) Item 7. Letter, Mary Jean Forbes to Cather, 1924, Feb. 20 Item 8. Letter, Rose Rosicky to Cather,(photocopy) 1926, Oct. 6 Item 9. Letter, Olga Folda to Cather, 1928, May 8 Item 10. Letter, S. Vocadlo to Cather, 1930, Feb. 15 Item 11. Letter, Beatrice and Sergei Miller to Cather, 1941, Jan. 29 Item 12. Letter, Charles Chester to Cather, 1941, Aug. 12 Item 13. Letter, Peter Gamble to Cather, 1943, June 21 Item 14. Letter, Harold Forberger(?) to Cather, (?), Oct. 25 Item 15. Letter, Elizabeth Marchal to Cather, undated Box 1. Folder 14. Correspondence, regarding One of Ours, The Professor's House, 1922Item 1. Letter, James E. Hiltz to Cather, 1922, Sept. 18 Item 2. Letter, Ruth Laughlin Barker to Cather, 1925, Dec. 4(?) Box 1. Folder 15. Correspondence, regarding Death Comes for the Archbishop, 1922-1929Item 1. Letter, W.A. White to Cather, 1927, Sept. 8 Item 2. Letter, Ida M. Tarbell to Cather, 1927, Sept. 23 Item 3. Letter, Margaret S. Jameson to Cather, 1927, Sept. 30 Item 4. Letter, James R. Thorpe to Cather, 1927, Oct. 3 Item 5. Letter, D. Fitzgerald to Cather, 1927, Oct. 4 Item 6. Letter, F. C. Leahy to Cather, 1927, Oct. 13 Item 7. Letter, Sister Mary Dolorara to Michael Williams, 1927, Nov. 3 Item 8. Letter, Fra. Fulgence to Cather, 1927, Nov. 7 Item 9. Letter, Alexander Kaun to Cather, 1927, Nov. 19 Item 10. Letter, E.F. Garesche, S.J. to Cather, 1927, Nov. 22 Item 11. Letter, Lidie E. Gray to Cather 1927, Nov. 28 Item 12. Letter, Thomas H. Malone to Cather (photocopy), 1927, Dec. 1 Item 13. Letter, Carroll T. Brown to Cather, 1927, Dec. 4 Item 14. Letter, Donald Stauffer to Cather, 1928, Jan. 25 Item 15. Letter, Roger Coules(?) to Cather, 1928, Feb. 15 Item 16. Letter, Dick L. Novak, to Cather, 1928, Feb. 17 Item 17. Letter, Patricia Shenen, to Cather, 1928, Feb. 29 Item 18. Letter, Martha Lay to Cather, 1928, Mar. Item 19. Letter, J.V. Miller to Cather, 1928, Apr. 18 Item 20. Letter, Charles L. O'Donnell, CSC to Cather, 1928, Apr. 20 Item 21. Letter, Sister M. Aquin to Cather, 1928, Apr. 27 Item 22. Letter, John Kennedy to Cather, 1928, May 1 Item 23. Letter, Odell D. Tompkins to Cather, 1928, May 9 Item 24. Letter, Kate M. Browne to Cather, 1928, June 10 Item 25. Letter, E. Feltim Fagan to Cather, 1928, July 16 Item 26. Letter, Henry C. Pouget to Cather, 1928, July 18 Item 27. Letter, Sister Vestina to Cather, 1928, Aug. 1 Item 28. Letter, Henry C. Pouget to Cather, 1928, Oct. 3 Item 29. Letter, Beryl de Qoete to Cather, 1929, Jan. 30 Item 30. Letter, Igino Giordani to Cather, 1929, Feb. 8 Item 31.Letter, unidentified to Cather, 1929, Mar. 20 Box 1. Folder 16. Correspondence, regarding Death Comes for the Archbishop, 1930-1943Item 1. Letter, John J. Casey to Cather, 1930, Apr. 4 Item 2. Letter, Velince P. Molsori to Cather, 1930, June 11 Item 3. Letter, John J. Casey to Cather, 1931, Feb. 8 Item 4. Letter, Charles MacAllister Willcox to Cather, 1931, July 29 Item 5. Letter, James Fitzgerald to Cather, 1931, Dec. 24 Item 6. Letter, Maurice F.C. Honores to Cather, 1932, Sept. 20 Item 7. Letter, "A London Scot" to Cather, 1932, Nov. 30 Item 8. Letter, Lawrence Lynch to Cather, 1935, Mar. 4 Item 9. Letter, Hugh L. McMenamin to Cather, 1936, Jan. 20 Item 10. Letter, B. Lecroix to Cather, 1937, June 3 Item 11. Letter, John Duffy to Cather, 1938, Mar. 7 Item 12. Letter, Mary E. Kelly to Cather, 1938, Apr. 7 Item 13. Letter, Sister M. Jeanne to Cather, 1940, Oct. 29 Item 14. Letter, James M. Magee to Cather, 1940, Dec. 10 Item 15. Letter, Edward Anderson to Cather, 1941, Feb. 10 Item 16. Letter, Gordon K. Chalmers to Cather, 1941, Oct. 8 Item 17. Letter, Sister Mary Germaine Demody, C.H.M. to Cather, 1942, Feb. 22 Item 18. Letter, D. Fitzgerald to Cather, 1943, Aug. 18 Box 1. Folder 17. Correspondence, regarding Shadows on the Rock, 1931-1941, undatedItem 1. Letter, Francis X. Talbot to Cather (2), 1931, June 18 Item 2. Letter, Francis X. Talbot to Cather (3), 1931, June 19 Item 3. Letter, Michael Connolly to Cather, 1931, Aug. 17 Item 4. Letter, Marie Gilchrist to Cather, 1931, Aug. 18 Item 5. Letter, John S. Kennedy to Cather, 1931, Aug. 19 Item 6. Letter, Edward Carrigan, S.J. to Cather, 1931, Aug. 28 Item 7. Letter, Thomas H. Malone to Cather, 1931, Sept. 3 Item 8. Letter, Thomas H. Malone to Cather, 1931, Sept. 5 Item 9. Letter, John Rathbone Oliver to Cather, 1931, Sept. 5 Item 10. Letter, James H.W. Althouse to Cather, 1931, Sept. 19 Item 11. Letter, John H. Penfold, S.J. to Cather, 1931, Oct. 1 Item 12. Letter, Joseph B. Code to Cather, 1931, Oct. 12 Item 13. Letter, Ernest S. Clowes to Cather, 1931, Oct. 21 Item 14. Letter, Thomas L. Spelman to Cather (photocopy), 1931, Oct. 25 Item 15. Letter, Jacob H. Lowrey to Cather, 1931, Oct. 28 Item 16. Letter, Olivia Fisher to Cather, 1931, Nov. 11 Item 17. Letter, William M. Maddock to Cather, 1931, Dec. 20 Item 18. Letter, Edmund L. Gros to Cather, 1932, Jan. 11 Item 19. Letter, Gustav Holst to Cather, 1932, Apr. 28 Item 20. Letter, Huxton Marly to Cather, 1932, Aug. 3 Item 21. Letter, Dorothy Mackinder to Cather, 1934, June 4 Item 22. Letter, L.M. Smith to Cather, 1937, Sept. 10 Item 23. Letter, Yvonne Handy to Cather, 1938, Feb. 18 Item 24. Letter, Edmund L. Gros to Cather, 1938, Oct. 30 Item 25. Letter, Herbert Lipscomb to Cather, 1940, Jan. 15 Item 26. Letter, Andre Artonne to Cather, 1941, Mar. 31 Item 27. Letter, Eleanor Evans to Cather, undated Box 1. Folder 18. Correspondence, regarding Obscure Destinies, Not Under Forty, 1932 1942Item 1. Letter, Myra Hess to Cather, 1932, Dec. 10 Item 2. Letter, Lisette Hast to Cather, 1942, Oct. 15 Box 1. Folder 19. Correspondence, regarding Saphhira and the Slave Girl, 1940-1943Item 1. Letter, Dorothy Canfield Fisher to Cather, 1940, Oct. 9 Item 2. Letter, Knopf to Cather, 1940, Dec. 18 Item 3. Letter, Elizabeth Wyson Kingley to Cather, 1940, Dec. 21 Item 4. Letter, Marie Osterhaus to Cather, 1941, Jan. 18 Item 5. Letter, Paul P. Ayer to Cather, 1941, Feb. 13 Item 6. Letter, Kingsley Roberts to Cather, 1941, Feb. 25 Item 7. Letter, Duane Taylor Englis to Cather (photocopy), 1941, Sept. 9 Item 8. Letter, Louise D. Tidball to Cather 1942, Jan. 11 Item 9. Letter, Alexander Woollcott to Cather (carbon), 1942, Nov. 15 Item 10. Letter, T. Kenneth Wood to Cather (photocopy), undated Box 1. Folder 20. Manuscripts, undatedItem 1. Poem, "On Cyndus" Item 2. Poem, "The Pilgrim" Item 3. Poem, "To Roscoe" Item 4. Poem, unidentified Item 5. Manuscript, "Joseph and his Brothers" pages 1-19

Original typescript with handwritten edits.

Box 1. Folder 21. Published article, edited, "The Novel Demeuble", undated Box 1. Folder 22. Financial records, 1903-1930Item 1. Money order receipt, Adams Express Co., 1903, Dec. 4 Item 2. Bank book, 1913-1930

Willa Cather's bank book, which includes lists of her novels, number of volumes sold, and the prices of the volumes among other information related to payments and receipts, and addresses.

Box 1. Folder 23. Financial records, 1943, Jan. 6-1947, Apr. 24Item 1. Checks, 1943-1947

77 cancelled checks

Item 2. Envelope, 1946, Mar. 12

The envelope has a note written on it that states, "Benj. Stern's letter to state tax committee regarding tax 1940."

Item 3. Income tax record, 1943

The records provide an itemized list of contributions and medical expenses.

Item 4. Checks (photocopies), 1943, 1946

Three checks on one sheet of paper, two of the checks were written to "Ladies Episcopal Church, Red Cloud, Nebraska, Mrs. J.W. Stockman Treas.," dated 1943, Nov. 12 and 1946, Dec. 26. The third check is written to "William Anderson" and is dated 1946, Sept. 28.

Item 5. Donation receipt, Destitute Seaman's Children Fund, $25.00, 1946, Nov. 29 Item 6. Bill, from Dr. A. L. Garbat, undated
Box 1. Folder 24. Certificate, National Institute of Arts and Letters, 1929 Box 1. Folder 25. Cather's will, page 1, gravesite location document Box 1. Folder 26. Envelopes

One empty legal size envelop with handwritten notes by Cather regarding contracts. One empty accordion-style envelope with "Notes for 'Golden Wedding'" written on top in Cather's hand. A piece of paper taped to the front with "Five I Cast Away" and a list of titles written by Edith Lewis with her signature at the bottom. Others are labeled "Especially nice letters" and "Nice Letters."

Box 1. Folder 27. Reviews, Death Comes for the Archbishop, 1927, undated Box 1. Folder 28. Reviews, Shadows on the Rock, 1931, 1940, undated Box 1. Folder 29. Review, Sapphira and the Slave Girl 1940 Box 1. Folder 30. Newspaper clippings, honorary degrees 1928, June 6 1931, June 17

A copy of The World, dated 1928, June 6 with a notice on Cather's receipt of honorary degree from Columbia University, with a handwritten note by Cather on the top of the page. A second clipping dated June 17, 1931 relates to Cather's honorary degree from Princeton University.

Series 2: Cather Family, Correspondence and General MaterialsBox 2. Folder 1. Correspondence, Virginia Cather, 1914-1922, undatedItem 1. Letter, Cather to Virginia Cather, 1914(?), Feb. 13 Item 2. Letter, Cather to Virginia Cather, 1922(?), July 11 Item 4. Postcard, Cather to Virginia Cather, 1923(?), July 3 Item 5. Postcard, Cather to Virginia Cather, 1925, May 12 Item 6. Letter, Cather to Virginia Cather, 1928, April 27 Item 7. Letter, Cather to Virginia Cather, 1930(?), April 18 Item 9. Letter, Cather to Virginia Cather, undated Box 2. Folder 2. Business card, Cather to Virginia Cather, undated Box 2. Folder 3. Correspondence, Isabelle McClung to Virginia Cather, 1922, undatedItem 3. Postcards (11), Isabelle McClung to Virginia Cather, 1922, July 16 Item 8. Letter, Isabelle McClung to Virginia Cather and Elsie Cather, (?), Feb. 1 Box 2. Folder 4. Correspondence, Charles Cather, 1902-1909Item 1. Postcard, Cather to Charles Cather, 1902(?) Item 2. Letter, Cather to Charles Cather, 1906, Dec. 17(?) Item 3. Letter, Cather to Charles Cather, 1906, Dec. 19(?) Item 4. Letter, Cather to Charles Cather, 1908, Jan. 14 Item 5. Letter, Cather to Charles Cather, 1908, Nov. 3 Item 6. Letter, Cather to Charles Cather, 1909(?), Aug. 6 Box 2. Folder 5. Correspondence, Charles Cather, 1913 undatedItem 1. Letter, Willa Cather to Charles Cather (photocopy), 1913, Apr. 17(?) Item 2. Letter, Cather to Charles Cather, 1913, Sept. 17 Item 3. Letter, Cather to Charles Cather, 1913, Sept. 20 Item 4. Postcard, Cather to Charles Cather, 1913, Sept. 22 Item 5. Letter, Cather to Charles Cather, 1913, Sept. 23 Item 6. Letter, Cather to Charles Cather, 1913, Oct. 27 Item 7. Letter, Cather to Charles Cather, 1915(?) Item 8. Letter, Cather to Charles Cather (photocopy), (?), Apr. 18 Box 2. Folder 6. Correspondence, Charles Cather, 1906-1921 undatedItem 1. Letter, S. S. McClure to Charles Cather, 1906, Dec. 17 Item 2. Letter, W.L. Boak to Charles Cather, 1908(?), Feb. 3 Item 3. Letter, Isabelle McClung to Charles Cather, 1909, Mar. 2(?) Item 4. Letter, John H. Moore to Charles Cather, 1921, Dec. 10 Item 5. Postcard, Edith Lewis to Charles Cather, undated Box 2. Folder 7. Correspondence, Elsie Cather, 1907-1934Item 1. Postcard, Cather to Elsie Cather, 1907, May 10 Item 2. Postcard, Cather to Elsie Cather, 1907, June 16 Item 3. Postcard, Cather to Elsie Cather, 1908, Apr. 26 Item 4. Postcard, Cather to Elsie "Bobbie" Cather, 1908, May 4 Item 5. Postcard, Cather to Elsie "Bobbie" Cather, 1908, June 11 Item 6. Postcard, Cather to Elsie "Bobbie" Cather, 1908, June 16 Item 7. Postcard, Cather to Elsie Cather, 1908, July 8 Item 8. Postcard, Cather to Elsie Cather, 1908, July 15 Item 9. Postcard, Cather to Elsie Cather, 1908, July 21 Item 10. Postcard, Cather to Elsie Cather, 1912, June 12 Item 11. Letter, Cather to Elsie Cather, 1912(?) Item 12. Letter, Cather to Elsie Cather, 1913(?), Oct. (?) Item 13. Letter, Cather to Elsie Cather, 1913(?) Item 14. Letter, Cather to Elsie Cather, 1915, Dec. 20(?) Item 15. Letter, Cather to Elsie Cather, 1919(?), Nov. 11 Item 16. Letter, Cather to Elsie Cather, 1922(?) Item 17. Letter, Cather to Elsie Cather, 1931(?), Oct. 2 Item 18. Letter, Cather to Elsie Cather, 1932(?), Aug. 23 Item 19. Letter, Cather to Elsie Cather, 1933(?), June 21 Item 20. Letter, Cather to Elsie Cather, 1933(?), July 9 Item 21. Letter, Cather to Elsie Cather, 1933(?), Aug. 6 Item 22. Letter, Cather to Elsie Cather, 1933(?), Aug. 30 Item 23. Letter, Cather to Elsie Cather, 1933(?), Sept. 25 Item 24. Letter, Cather to Elsie Cather, 1934, Mar. 29 Item 25. Letter, Cather to Elsie Cather, 1934, May 7 Item 26. Letter, Cather to Elsie Cather, 1934, June 25 Item 27. Letter, Cather to Elsie Cather, 1934(?), July 9 Item 28. Letter, Cather to Elsie Cather, 1934(?), July 14 Item 29. Letter, Cather to Elsie Cather, 1934(?), Aug. 10 Item 30. Letter, Cather to Elsie Cather, 1934(?), Aug. 22 Item 31. Letter, Cather to Elsie Cather, 1934(?), Sept. 5 Item 32. Letter, Cather to Elsie Cather, 1934(?), Sept. 24 Item 33. Letter, Cather to Elsie Cather, 1934(?), Nov. 5 Item 34. Telegram, Cather to Elsie Cather, 1934, Dec. 26 Box 2. Folder 8. Correspondence, Elsie Cather, 1935-1941, undatedItem 1. Letter, Cather to Elsie Cather, 1935(?), Jan.(?) Item 2. Letter, Cather to Elsie Cather, 1935(?), Apr. 12 Item 3. Letter, Cather to Elsie Cather, 1935, June 22 Item 4. Letter, Cather to Elsie Cather, 1935, July 14 Item 5. Letter, Cather to Elsie Cather, 1936(?), Apr. 15(?) Item 6. Letter, Cather to Elsie Cather, 1936(?), Aug. 31 Item 7. Letter, Cather to Elsie Cather, 1937, Jan. 14 Item 8. Letter, Cather to Elsie Cather(?) last page only, 1937, May (?) Item 9. Letter, Cather to Elsie Cather, 1937(?), July(?) Item 11. Letter, Cather to Elsie Cather, fragment, 1937?, Oct. 20(?) Item 12. Letter, Cather to Elsie Cather, 1937, Dec. 8 Item 13. Letter, Cather to Elsie Cather, 1937(?), Dec. 22 Item 14. Letter, Cather to Elsie Cather, 1938, June 21 Item 15. Letter, Cather to Elsie Cather, 1939(?), Mar. 16 Item 16. Letter, Cather to Elsie Cather, 1939, May 26 Item 17. Letter, Cather to Elsie Cather, 1939, Dec. 20 Item 18. Letter, Cather to Elsie Cather, 1940, Sept. 21 Item 19. Letter, Cather to Elsie Cather, 1941(?), Sept. 4 Item 20. Letter, Cather to Elsie Cather, (?), Mar. 29 Item 21. Letter, Cather to Elsie Cather, (?), Apr. 26 Item 22. Letter, Cather to Elsie Cather, undated Item 23. Postcard, Cather to Elsie Cather, Christmas postcard, undated Item 24. Letter, Cather to Elsie, fragment, undated Box 1. Folder 9. Correspondence, Elsie Cather, 1923Item 1. Letter, Isabelle McClung Hambourg to Elsie Cather (photocopy), 1923, Aug. 28 Item 2. Letter, Isabelle McClung Hambourg to Elsie Cather, 1923, Sept. 1 Item 3. Letter, Isabelle McClung Hambourg to Elsie Cather, 1923, Sept. 9 Box 2. Folder 10. Correspondence, James Cather, 1930sItem 1. Letter, Cather to James Cather, 1930s(?), July 12 Box 2. Folder 11. Correspondence, Ethel Cather, 1930, July 23 Box 2. Folder 12. Memorial program, Douglas Cather, 1938, June 21 Box 2. Folder 13. Family tree (photocopy), 1958 Box 2. Folder 14. Confederate currency, 1861-1862 Series 3: Isabelle McClung HambourgBox 2. Folder 15. Correspondence, Isabelle McClung Hambourg and Willa Cather, 1925-1928Item 1. Postcard, Isabelle McClung Hambourg to Cather, 1925 Item 2. Postcard, Isabelle McClung Hambourg to Cather, 1928, Feb. 9 Box 2. Folder 16. Correspondence, Isabelle McClung Hambourg and Willa Cather, 1914, undatedItem 1. Postcard, Cather to Isabelle McClung Hambourg, 1914, Sept. 12(?) Item 2. Postcard, Cather to Isabelle McClung Hambourg, (?), July 14 Box 2. Folder 17. Correspondence, Isabelle McClung Hambourg undatedItem 1. Letter, to Molly Hare from Isabelle McClung Hambourg, undated Box 2. Folder 18. Correspondence, Edith McClung, 1938 undatedItem 1. Postcard, Cather to Edith McClung (photocopy), 1938, Sept. 26 Item 2. Postcard, Cather to Edith McClung (photocopy), 1938, Oct. 24 Item 3. Postcard, Cather to Edith McClung (photocopy), undated Box 2. Folder 19. Correspondence, certificates, biographical items, misc., Isabelle McClung HambourgItem 1. Letter to Loretta from (?)Helen Cathter Southwick(?), undated Item 2. Certificate of Marriage Registration for Isabelle McClung and Jan Hambourg for 1916, Apr. 3, the certificate was issued, 1982, July 28 Item 3. Marriage announcement of Isabelle McClung to Jan Hambourg, Pittsburgh Bulletin, 1916, Apr. 1 Item 4. Bakers Biographical Dictionary of Musician, Jan Hambourg (2 photocopies), 1919 Item 5. Groves Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Jan Hambourg (photocopy), 1954 Item 6. Bakers Biographical Dictionary of Musician, Jan Hambourg (photocopy), 1978 Item 7. Newspaper clipping (photocopy), undated Series 4: Edith LewisBox 2. Folder 20. Correspondence, Edith Lewis, 1923Item 1. Postcard, Cather to Edith Lewis 1923?, June 14

Box 2. Folder 21. Correspondence, Stephen Tennant to Edith Lewis, 1947 Box 2. Folder 22. Correspondence, Stephen Tennant to Edith Lewis, 1948, Jan-June Box 2. Folder 23. Correspondence, Stephen Tennant to Edith Lewis, 1948, July-Dec Box 2. Folder 24. Correspondence, Stephen Tennant to Edith Lewis, 1949, Jan-Mar Box 2. Folder 25. Correspondence, Stephen Tennant to Edith Lewis, 1949, Apr-Aug Box 2. Folder 26. Correspondence, Stephen Tennant to Edith Lewis, 1949, Sept-Dec Box 2. Folder 27. Correspondence, Stephen Tennant to Edith Lewis, 1950-1952 Box 2. Folder 28. Correspondence, Stephen Tennant to Edith Lewis, 1954, Jan-June Box 2. Folder 29. Correspondence, Stephen Tennant to Edith Lewis, 1954, July-Aug Box 2. Folder 30. Correspondence, Stephen Tennant to Edith Lewis, 1954, Sept-Dec Box 2. Folder 31. Correspondence, Stephen Tennant to Edith Lewis, 1955 Box 3. Folder 1. Correspondence, Stephen Tennant to Edith Lewis, 1956 Box 3. Folder 2. Correspondence, Stephen Tennant to Edith Lewis, 1957 1964 Box 3. Folder 3. Correspondence, Stephen Tennant to Edith Lewis, undated Box 3. Folder 4. Correspondence, Edith Lewis and George Kates, 1963-1964 Box 3. Folder 5. Correspondence, Edith Lewis, 1934-1961 undatedItem 1. Letter, J.R. Filomena to Edith Lewis, 1934, May 2 Item 2. Letter, Helen McKee to Edith Lewis, 1935, June 27 Item 3. Letter, Roland L. Redmond to Edith Lewis, 1947, Oct. 8 Item 4. Letter, E. H. (Earl) to Edith Lewis, 1948, Aug. 30 Item 5. Letter, unknown person to Edith Lewis, 1955, Jan. 21 Item 6. Letter, Ethel Litchfield to Edith Lewis, 1955, July 26 Item 7. Letter, Gloucomer? to Edith Lewis, 1958, Dec. 5 Item 8. Letter, Rudolph Ruzicka to Edith Lewis, 1961, Apr. 26 Item 9. Letter, Major Joel Ryce to Edith Lewis, (?), July 3 Item 10. Letter, Willard Richardson to Edith Lewis, undated Box 3. Folder 6. Travel journal, Edith Lewis, 1920s?, Aug.-Sept. Box 3. Folder 7. Borzoi broadside, The Professor's House, 1923, Sept. Box 3. Folder 8. Lewis artwork, Rudolph Ruzicka, undated

2 brochures, 1917, Mar. and 1935; Christmas cards decorated with artwork by Rudolph Ruzicka, 1915, Dec., 1916, Dec., 1963, Dec., undated (5 different years)

Box 3. Folder 9. Will, Edith Lewis, 1975, May 13 Box 3. Folder 10. Correspondence, to Hunter F. Rieseberg, 1992, Jan. 20 Box 3. Folder 11. Postcard, State capitol building in Lincoln, Nebraska
Series 5: Stephen TennantBox 3. Folder 12. Correspondence, 1950 Box 3. Folder 13. Journals, (?) Mar. 15, Mar. 21 Box 3. Folder 14. Journals, (?) Oct. 6, Oct. 28 Box 3. Folder 15. Manuscript, "Venetian Boatmen's Song," undated Box 3. Folder 16. Manuscript, stories, undated Box 3. Folder 17. Manuscript, poetry, undated Box 3. Folder 18. Sketchbook, undated Box 3. Folder 19. Catalog, artist work Series 6: PhotographsBox 3. Folder 20. Photographs, Willa CatherItem 1. Photograph, Willa Cather, undated

Captioned by Cather, "How I Found my Rabbit traps."

Item 2. Photograph, Willa Cather, undated

Captioned by Cather, "Creek on the 'Hollow Road.' To Timber Ridge."

Item 3. Photograph, Willa Cather, undated

Captioned by Cather, "In the Old Sibert Grave yard."

Item 4. Photograph, Willa Cather, undated

Copy of a portrait in star-patterned dress.

Box 3. Folder 21. Photographs, friends and acquaintances, including Jan Hambourge, Stephen TennantItem 1. Framed photograph, Sarah Orne Jewett, undated

Pasted down image of Jewett surrounded by hand-drawn flowers, with "WSC from LCH" (Laura Coombs Hills) in bottom right corner.

Box 3. Folder 22. Picture postcards, blank



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