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Roscoe and Meta Cather Collection

Title: Roscoe and Meta Cather Collection

Collector: Margaret Cather Shannon

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

Dates: 1908-1977

Quantity: 4 boxes (2.0 linear feet)

Collection Number: MS 0316

Language: English

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Preferred Citation: Roscoe and Meta Cather Collection (MS 0316). Archives & Special Collections, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries.

Biography:

Roscoe Cather, born in 1877, was the second child of Charles and Jennie Cather. Along with his sister Willa, he was born in Virginia and grew up in Red Cloud, Nebraska. He served as superintendent of Fullerton High School. Meta Elizabeth Schaper Cather was born on January 29, 1884 in Plattsmouth, Nebraska, the second daughter of Robert and Julia Ramke Schaper. She was a 1903 graduate of the University of Nebraska and taught at Havelock High School. She met Roscoe Cather while teaching in Fullerton, Nebraska, and the two married on July 27, 1907. The couple moved to Lander, Wyoming, following their marriage. Roscoe worked at a local bank in Lander. They had three daughters. The eldest, Virginia, was born on February 2, 1912 and the twins, Margaret and Elizabeth, were born on August 16, 1915. The family moved to Casper, Wyoming, in 1921, where Roscoe continued work as a banker. In 1937, when Roscoe was 60 years old, he and Meta moved to Colusa, California, where the winters would be less arduous. Roscoe Cather ran the First Savings Bank of Colusa in Colusa, California. Roscoe died on September 4, 1945. Meta Cather died on August 29, 1973.

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

Scope and Content:

The Roscoe and Meta Cather Collection is comprised of letters written by Willa Cather, Roscoe Cather, Meta Schaper Cather, Elsie Cather, Edith Lewis, and other family members or friends of Cather. The letters Cather wrote to her brother show a close and loving relationship between the two siblings. Cather shared personal stories, asked questions about financial matters, and shared thoughts about her work. Cather believed that Roscoe, of all her family, best understood her goals and achievements as a writer. The correspondence includes both handwritten and typed letters and picture postcards. Also included are photographs of Cather with her brother Roscoe's family. The collection also includes 77 books that were given to family members by Cather, many of them inscribed to particular family members. The letters are arranged according to the recepient of the letter and then chronologically.

Subjects:

Cather, Willa, 1873-1947

Cather, Elsie

McClung, Isabelle

Lewis, Edith

Series Description: Series 1: Correspondence, Roscoe Cather, Box 1, Folder 1-Box 2, Folder 9 (Photocopies Box 1)

This series includes letters written and sent to Roscoe Cather by Willa Cather. Cather would occasionally address a letter to both Roscoe and his wife, Meta, or to Roscoe and their sister Elsie. Also included in this series are two letters sent to Roscoe and Willa's brother Douglass, one being addressed to both Roscoe and Douglass. Cather often forwarded letters she received to Roscoe, including a telegram from Carrie Sherwood and a single letter from Isabelle McClung in which McClung writes to Cather as "Dearest Molly." Additional letters or notes are sent to Roscoe by Cather's secretary Sarah J. Bloom. These letters are distinct from those on which Bloom signed Cather's name upon her request.

Series 2: Correspondence, Meta Elizabeth Schaper Cather, Box 2, Folders 10-19 (Photocopies Box 2)

This series includes letters sent to Meta Cather, the majority of which are from Willa Cather. There are also letters written to Meta by Elsie Cather and Edith Lewis. Enclosed in a 1947 letter sent to Meta by Edith Lewis are four letters Roscoe wrote to Cather. Edith Lewis wished Meta to have the letters after Roscoe Cather's death. There are numerous letters from Cather's sister Elsie Cather, who wrote to Meta just four days before her death in 1964. Elsie Cather enclosed several family stories in letters sent to Meta in 1961.

Series 3: Correspondence, Virginia, Margaret, and Elizabeth Cather, Box 2, Folder 20-Box 3, Folder 15 (Photocopies Box 2)

This series includes letters written by Cather to her nieces Virginia, Margaret, and Elizabeth Cather. Cather sent letters to the individual girls or would send them to all three together. She sent numerous letters to Margaret and Elizabeth, the twins, endeared to her as the "twinnies." There are several letters from Edith Lewis to the Cather girls. Virginia Cather married John Hadley Brockway, who served in the U.S. Navy. Margaret Cather married Richard Shannon in September 1938. After her marriage letters were sent to her as "Mrs. Richard Shannon." Elizabeth married Lynn S. Ickis in April 1938, and her later letters are addressed to "Mrs. Lynn Ickis." Margaret and Elizabeth visited their Aunt Willa on Grand Manan in 1936 and 1937, staying for a month each summer. This experience is related in an essay titled "Memories of Aunt Willa Cather," written by Margaret Cather Shannon. One letter, dated in 1936, was written to them by their father Roscoe. There are several letters from their aunt, Elsie Cather, who made her home in Lincoln, Nebraska, and taught at Lincoln High School. Letters sent in 1962 include those Meta Cather wrote to her daughter Virginia about a commemorative bust of Willa Cather placed in the Nebraska State Capitol.

Series 4: Correspondence, Willa Cather, Box 3, Folders 16-18 (Photocopies Box 3)

Cather received letters from her brother Roscoe, which are a part of this series. One folder of letters were designated as "family letters" by Margaret Cather Shannon and these have been left together. There are also several letters from Alfred Knopf. Two letters reference the question of whether to produced Armed Services Editions of Cather's books Death Comes to the Archbishop and My Antonia.

Series 5: Correspondence, Mary Virginia Boak Cather, Box 3, Folders 19-21 (Photocopies Box 3)

Cather wrote letters to her mother, Mary Virginia "Jennie" Boak Cather, in which she discusses health issues, both her mother's and her own, housekeeping activities, and clothing. Cather talks of peace in a letter dated November 11, 1918, the day World War I ended when Germany signed an armistice agreement. The majority of letters reference the activities of family members, particulary Cather's siblings and their children, and other people that were close to the Cather family.

Series 6: Correspondence, Elsie Cather, Box 3, Folders 22-23 (Photocopies Box 3)

This series includes correspondence sent to Elsie Cather from Cather, though the majority is from her brother Roscoe. Many of the letters discuss financial issues and Roscoe shares news about his daughters and their children. This series includes several newspaper clippings of Elsie Cather's obituary.

Series 7: Additional Correspondence, Box 3, Folder 24 (Photocopies Box 3)

This is a small set of correspondence sent by Cather to non-family members, including letters to Miss J. Speiser of LIFE magazine, one is addressed to "My darling May," and a letter exchanged between F.P. Keppel and Alfred A. Knopf asking Cather to attend a meeting at the League of Nations.

Series 8: Family Materials and Photographs, Box 4, Folders 1-18

This series includes photographs of Roscoe and Meta Cather, their daughters Virginia, Elizabeth, and Margaret, and photographs of Willa Cather with the family. Also included are articles by and about Cather, galley proofs for Neighbor Rosicky, memoirs about Cather, items such as bank receipts, baptismal and marriage certificates, and family history.

Container List: Series 1: Roscoe CatherBox 1. Folder 1. Roscoe Cather, correspondence, 1908-1912Item 1. Letter, photo receipt, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1908, Mar. 2 Item 2. Postcard, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1908, Apr. 18 Item 3. Postcards, Cather to Roscoe Cather (3 connected with same date), 1908, Apr. 25 Item 4. Postcard, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1908, May 4 Item 5. Postcard, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1908, May 8 Item 6. Postcard, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1908, June 10 Item 7. Postcard, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1908, July 10 Item 8. Postcard, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1908, July 17 Item 9. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1910, Feb. 13 Item 10. Postcard, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1912, Feb. 6 Item 11. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1912, Mar. 1(?) Item 12. Postcard, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1912, May 6 Item 13. Postcard, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1912, May 29 Box 1. Folder 2. Roscoe Cather, correspondence, 1913-1914Item 1. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather(?), 1913(?) Item 2. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1914, June 5 Item 3. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1914, July 14 Box 1. Folder 3. Roscoe Cather, correspondence, 1916Item 1. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1916, July 8 Item 2. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1916, Aug. 20 Item 3. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1916, Sept. 22 Box 1. Folder 4. Roscoe Cather, correspondence, 1917Item 1. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1917, Jan. 22 Item 2. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1917?, June 23 Item 3. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1917, July 4

Enclosed letter to Elsie Cather dated May 4, 1917

Item 4. Postcard, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1917, Sept. 12 Item 5. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather 1917, Nov. 9
Box 1. Folder 5. Roscoe Cather, correspondence, 1918-1921Item 1. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1918, July 19 Item 2. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1918, Nov. Item 3. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1918, Dec. 8 Item 4. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1919, Jan. 5 Item 5. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1921(?) Box 1. Folder 6. Roscoe Cather, correspondence, 1925-1929Item 1. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1925, Dec. 9 Item 2. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1926, June 26 Item 3. Letter, Edith Lewis to Roscoe Cather, 1926, June 27 Item 4. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1927(?), June 9 Item 5. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1927, late Aug. or early Sept.(?) Item 6. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1927, Dec. 28 Item 7. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1928(?), Apr. 11 Item 8. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1929, June Box 1. Folder 7. Roscoe Cather, correspondence, 1930-1932Item 1. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1930, Nov. 16 Item 2. Telegram, Cather to Douglass Cather, 1931, Feb. 13 Item 3. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1931, May 2 Item 4. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1931, June 18(?) Item 5. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1931, June 21(?) Item 6. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1931, Aug.(?) Item 7. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1931, Oct. 25(?) Item 8. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1931(?) Item 9. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1932, Jan. 25(?) Item 10.Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1932, Apr. 27(?) Item 11.Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1932, Nov. 13(?) Box 1. Folder 8. Roscoe Cather, correspondence, 1933Item 1. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1933, Mar. 2 Item 2. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1933(?), Apr. 3 Item 3. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1933, Apr. 25 Item 4. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1933, Apr. 26 Item 5. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1933, July 13 Box 1. Folder 9. Roscoe Cather, correspondence, 1934Item 1. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1934, Jan. 11

Enclosed transcription of Alexander Woolcott broadcast dated Dec. 6, 1933

Item 2. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1934, Mar. 10 Item 3. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1934(?), July 2 Item 4. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1934(?), July 4 Item 5. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1934(?), Oct. 18
Box 1. Folder 10. Roscoe Cather, correspondence, 1935Item 1. Letter, Sarah J. Bloom to Roscoe Cather, 1935, Mar. 14 Item 2. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1935, Mar. 18 Item 3. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1935, Apr. 23 Item 4. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1935, June 12 Item 5. Letter, Sarah J. Bloom to Roscoe Cather, 1935, Aug. 5 Item 6. Postcard, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1935, Aug. 27 Item 7. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1935, Sept. 8 Item 8. Letter, Cather to Roscoe and Elsie Cather, 1935, Nov. 25 Item 9. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1935(?), Dec. 13

Enclosed telegram from Carrie Sherwood dated Dec. 12, 1935

Box 1. Folder 11. Roscoe Cather, correspondence, 1936Item 1. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1936, May 16 Item 2. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1936, June 15(?) Item 3. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1936, Aug.(?)

Enclosed letter written by Isabelle McClung to "Darling Molly" dated Aug. 5, 1936.

Item 4. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1936, Christmas Item 5. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1936(?)
Box 1. Folder 12. Roscoe Cather, correspondence, 1937Item 1. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1937, Jan. 7 Item 2. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1937, May 19 Item 3. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1937(?), May 28 Item 4. Letter, Cather to Douglass Cather 1937, Oct. 31 Item 5. Letter, Cather to Douglass Cather 1937(?) Box 1. Folder 13. Roscoe Cather, correspondence, 1938, Mar.-Oct.Item 1. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1938, Mar. 12(?) Item 2. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1938(?), Mar. 26 Item 3. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1938, May 23 Item 4. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1938, June 29 Item 5. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1938, Oct. 24 Box 1. Folder 14. Roscoe Cather, correspondence, 1938, Nov.-Dec.Item 1. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1938(?), Nov. 6 Item 2. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1938, Nov. 29

Enclosed letter written by Marutha Menuhin dated Nov. 10, 1938.

Item 3. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1938, Dec. 25 Item 4. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1938(?) Item 5. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1938(?) Item 6. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1938(?)
Box 1. Folder 15. Roscoe Cather, correspondence, 1939, Feb.-JuneItem 1. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1939, Feb. 8 Item 2. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1939, Mar. 21 Item 3. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1939, Apr. 10 Item 4. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1939(?), Apr. 18 Item 5. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1939, May 26

Enclosed carbon of a letter written to Elsie Cather on the same date.

Item 6. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1939, June 19

Dated letter with the year 1839 and enclosed list of companies to inform about a change of address.

Item 7. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1939(?), June 22 Item 8. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1939, June 23

Enclosed letter from Edward Wagenknecht dated Nov. 11, 1938.

Box 1. Folder 16. Roscoe Cather, correspondence, 1939, July-Dec.Item 1. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1939, July 17 Item 2. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1939, July 29 Item 3. Postcard, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1939, Aug. 3 Item 4. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1939, Oct. 23 Item 5. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1939, Nov. 25 Item 6. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1939(?), Dec. 30 Box 1. Folder 17. Roscoe Cather, correspondence, 1930sItem 1. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1930s, Feb. 16 Item 2. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1930s, Mar. 2 Item 3. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1930s, Mar. 11 Item 4. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1930s, June 20 Box 1. Folder 18. Roscoe Cather, correspondence, 1940, Jan-JuneItem 1. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1940, Jan. 8 Item 2. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1940, Feb. 6 Item 3. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1940, Feb. 7 Item 4. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1940, Feb. 22 Item 5. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1940, Feb. 24 Item 6. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1940(?), Mar. 24 Item 7. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1940, May 16 Box 1. Folder 19. Roscoe Cather, correspondence, 1940, July-Dec.Item 1. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1940, July 11 Item 2. Postcard, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1940, Aug. 1 Item 3. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1940, Aug. 26 Item 4. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1940, Oct. 5 Item 5. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1940, Oct. 8

Enclosed newspaper clipping dated Oct. 6, 1940, in which Cather is featured.

Item 6. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1940, Nov. 28 Item 7. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, "Carrie, Elsie, and Roscoe," 1940, Dec. 6

Enclosed book advertisements for Sapphira and the Slave Girl.

Item 8. Letter, Sarah J. Bloom to Roscoe Cather, 1940, Dec. 20
Box 1. Folder 20. Roscoe Cather, correspondence, 1941, Feb.-JuneItem 1. Letter, Sarah J. Bloom to Roscoe and Elsie Cather, 1941, Feb. 3 Item 2. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1941, Mar. 2

Enclosed card.

Item 3. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1941, Mar. 23 Item 4. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1941, May 19 Item 5. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1941, June 7 Item 6. Letter, Sarah J. Bloom to Roscoe Cather, 1941, June 18
Box 1. Folder 21. Roscoe Cather, correspondence, 1941, Aug.-Dec.Item 1. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1941, Aug. 15

Enclosed blank postcard of the Empress Hotel in Victoria British Columbia.

Item 2. Postcard, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1941, Aug. 26 Item 3. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1941, Sept. 17

Enclosed scrap of paper from a book.

Item 4. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1941, Oct. 31 Item 5. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1941, Nov. 3 Item 6. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1941, Nov. 10(?) Item 7. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1941(?), Dec. 9
Box 1. Folder 22. Roscoe Cather, correspondence, 1942, Feb.-JuneItem 1. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1942, Feb. 19 Item 2. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1942(?), Apr. 11 Item 3. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1942, Apr. 22 Item 4. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1942, May 2 Item 5. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1942, June 3 Item 6. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1942, June 8 Box 1. Folder 23. Roscoe Cather, correspondence, 1942, Aug.-Dec.Item 1. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1942(?), Aug. 15 Item 2. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1942(?), Sept. 15

Enclosed undated newspaper clipping and a note.

Item 3. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1942(?), Oct. 23 Item 4. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1942, Oct. 27

Enclosed undated newspaper clipping.

Item 5. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1942, Nov. 9

Enclosed undated newspaper clippings.

Item 6. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1942, Dec.
Box 2. Folder 1. Roscoe Cather, correspondence, 1943, Jan.-Aug.Item 1. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1943, Jan. 18 Item 2. Letter, Cather to Roscoe and Meta Cather, 1943, Mar. 23 Item 3. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1943, May 22 Item 4. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1943, June 18(?) Item 5. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1943(?), Aug. 25 Box 2. Folder 2. Roscoe Cather, correspondence, 1943, Sept.-Dec.Item 1. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1943, Sept. 9

Enclosed undated newspaper clipping.

Item 2. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1943, Oct. 1(?)

Enclosed letter from Howard S. Foe dated Sept. 21, 1943.

Item 3. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1943, Oct. 5 Item 4. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1943, Dec. 3 Item 5. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1943, Dec. 30
Box 2. Folder 3. Roscoe Cather, correspondence, 1944, Jan.-MayItem 1. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1944, Jan. 14

Enclosed letter from Arthur Train, National Institute of Arts and Letters, dated Dec. 6, 1943.

Item 2. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1944(?), Jan. 25 Item 3. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1944(?), Feb. 15 Item 4. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1944, Apr. 18 Item 5. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1944(?), May 13
Box 2. Folder 4. Roscoe Cather, correspondence, 1944, June-Dec.Item 1. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1944, June 13 Item 2. Postcard, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1944, June 24 Item 3. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1944, June 30(?) Item 4. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1944, June 30 Item 5. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1944, Aug. 1

Enclosed undated newspaper clipping.

Item 6. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1944, Dec. 29 Item 7. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1944, Dec.

Enclosed Christmas poem with a note.

Box 2. Folder 5. Roscoe Cather, correspondence, 1945, Jan.-MayItem 1. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1945(?), Jan. 26

Enclosed note written on top of a newspaper clipping.

Item 2. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1945, Feb. 8 Item 3. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1945, Mar. 30 Item 4. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1945, Apr. 15 Item 5. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1945, Apr. 19 Item 6. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1945, May 9 Item 7. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1945, May 17

Enclosed carbon of letter Cather sent to Sidney Florance dated May 16, 1945.

Item 8. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1945, May 26
Box 2. Folder 6. Roscoe Cather, correspondence, 1945, May-Sept.Item 1. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1945(?), May 23 Item 2. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1945, June 4 Item 3. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1945, June 13 Item 4. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1945(?), July 25 Item 5. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1945(?), July 30 Item 6. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1945, Sept. 5 Box 2. Folder 7. Roscoe Cather, correspondence, 1940sItem 1. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1940s, Feb. 1 Item 2. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1940s, Oct. 21 Item 3. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1940s, Nov. 13 Item 4. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, 1940s, Nov. 26 Box 2. Folder 8. Roscoe Cather, correspondence, undatedItem 1. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, Apr. 1 Item 2. Letter, Cather to Roscoe Cather, June 4 Item 3. Christmas card, Cather to Roscoe Cather, undated Box 2. Folder 9. Envelopes, Cather to Roscoe Cather
Series 2: Meta CatherBox 2. Folder 10. Meta Cather correspondence, 1916-1918Item 1. Letter, Cather to Meta Cather, 1916, Aug. 16 Item 2. Letter, Cather to Meta Cather, 1916, Aug. 24

Enclosed card with Cather's name and a handwritten message.

Item 3. Letter, Cather to Meta Cather, 1916, Aug. 29 Item 4. Letter, Cather to Meta Cather, 1916, Sept. 26 Item 5. Letter, Cather to Meta Cather, 1917(?), Dec. 14 Item 6. Letter, Cather to Meta Cather, 1918, Jan. 2 Item 7. Letter, Cather to Meta Cather, 1918, Dec. 27
Box 2. Folder 11. Meta Cather, correspondence, 1924-1930Item 1. Letter, Cather to Meta Cather, 1924(?), July 14 Item 2. Letter, Cather to Meta Cather, 1927(?), Mar. 19 Item 3. Letter, Cather to Meta Cather, 1927, Apr. 10(?) Item 4. Letter, Cather to Meta Cather, 1927, Dec. 13(?) Item 5. Letter, Cather to Meta Cather, 1929(?), Dec. 28 Item 6. Letter, Cather to Meta Cather, 1930(?), Mar. 17 Box 2. Folder 12. Meta Cather, correspondence, 1936-1937Item 1. Letter, Cather to Meta Cather, 1936(?), July 21 Item 2. Letter, Cather to Meta Cather, 1937, Feb. 20 Box 2. Folder 13. Meta Cather, correspondence, 1941Item 1. Telegram, Cather to Meta Cather 1941, Apr. 16 Item 2. Letter, Cather to Meta Cather, 1941, Apr. 20

Enclosed letter written to Cather from Dr. Joseph E. Tillotson dated 1941, Apr. 17.

Item 3. Letter, Cather to Meta Cather, 1941, Apr. 25 Item 4. Edith Lewis and Willa Cather to Meta Cather, 1941, Aug. 6 Item 5. Letter, Cather to Meta Cather, 1941(?), Sept. 14 Item 6. Letter, Cather to Meta Cather, 1941, Oct. 27
Box 2. Folder 14. Meta Cather, correspondence, 1941-1945Item 1. Letter, Cather to Meta Cather, 1942 (see oversize Cather box 2) Item 2. Letter, Cather to Meta Cather, 1944, Dec. 12 Item 3. Letter, Cather to Meta Cather, 1945(?), Sept. 7 Item 4. Letter, Cather to Meta Cather, 1945, Nov. 12 (see also photos, B4, F10) Item 5. Letter, Cather to Meta Cather, 1945, Nov. 24 Item 6. Letter, Cather to Meta Cather, 1945, Dec. 17 Item 7. Letter, Cather to Meta Cather, 1945(?) Item 8. Letter, Cather to Meta Cather, 1945(?) Box 2. Folder 15. Meta Cather, correspondence, 1946Item 1. Letter, Cather to Meta Cather, 1946, Jan. 14 Item 2. Letter, Cather to Meta Cather, 1946(?), Feb. 8 Item 3. Letter, Cather to Meta Cather, 1946(?), Apr. 13 Item 4. Letter, Cather to Meta Cather, 1946, July 22 Item 5. Letter, Cather to Meta Cather, 1946(?), Oct. 17 Item 6. Letter, Cather to Meta Cather, 1946(?), Nov. 7 Box 2. Folder 16. Meta Cather, correspondence, 1947Item 1. Letter, Cather to Meta Cather, 1947, Jan. 16

Letter in 4 fragments, parts of it have been cut out.

Item 2. Letter, Cather to Meta Cather, 1947, Apr. 23

Letter dated the day before Cather died and received on April 24, 1947, the day of her death. It is in 2 fragments and parts of it have been cut out. A note at the bottom indicates that parts were destroyed because they contained comments about her family that Meta felt Cather would not want anyone else to read.

Item 3. Letter, Virginia Cather to Meta Cather, 1947, Apr. 30

Regarding Willa Cather's death, funeral arrangments, and the funeral itself.

Item 4. Letter, Edith Lewis to Meta Cather, 1947(?), Sept. 14

Enclosed are four letters from Roscoe Cather to Willa Cather. The letters include one dated 1931, Aug. 27, another from the year 1931, one from the year 1938, and one undated.

Box 2. Folder 17. Meta Cather, correspondence, undatedItem 1. Letter, Cather to Meta Cather, undated Item 2. Letter, Cather to Meta Cather, Easter card Item 3. Letter, Cather to Meta Cather, Thursday Box 2. Folder 18. Meta Cather, correspondence from Edith Lewis, 1958-1963Item 1. Letter, Edith Lewis to Meta Cather, 1958, Oct. 15 Item 2. Letter, Edith Lewis to Meta Cather, 1960, Mar. 9

Enclosed newspaper clipping on Cather, dated Feb. 28, 1960.

Item 3. Letter, Edith Lewis to Meta Cather, 1961, Jan. 23 Item 4. Letter, Edith Lewis to Meta Cather, 1961, Sept. 19 Item 5. Letter, Edith Lewis to Meta Cather, 1961, Nov. 23(?) Item 6. Letter, Edith Lewis to Meta Cather, 1963, Jan. 24 Item 7. Letter, Edith Lewis to Meta Cather, 1963, Feb. 14
Box 2. Folder 19. Meta Cather, correspondence from Elsie Cather, 1958-1964Item 1. Letter, Elsie Cather to Meta Cather, 1958(?), Jan. 30 Item 2. Letter, Elsie Cather to Meta Cather, 1959(?), Nov. 2 Item 3. Letter, Elsie Cather to Meta Cather, 1960, Jan. 29

Two handwritten copies of Elsie Cather's letter, possibly copied by Meta Cather.

Item 4. Letter, Elsie Cather to Meta Cather, 1961, Feb. 8

Enclosed are two stories titled "The Little Boy and the Dying Soldier" and "A Story for Patricia."

Item 5. Letter, Elsie Cather to Meta Cather, 1961(?), May 23 Item 6. Letter, Elsie Cather to Meta Cather, 1961, Dec. 10(?) Item 7. Letter, Elsie Cather to Meta Cather, 1961, Dec.(?) Item 8. Letter, Elsie Cather to Meta Cather, 1962, Nov. 23(?) Item 9. Letter, Elsie Cather to Meta Cather, 1963, Sept. 10(?) Item 10. Letter, Elsie Cather to Meta Cather, 1964 Item 11. Letter, Elsie Cather to Meta Cather, 1964, May 17 Item 12. Letter, Elsie Cather to Meta Cather, (?), Jan. 29 Item 13. Letter, Elsie Cather to Meta Cather, (?), Feb. 11 Item 14. Letter, Elsie Cather to Meta Cather, (?), Mar. 21
Series 3: Virginia, Margaret, and Elizabeth CatherBox 2. Folder 20. Virginia, Margaret, and Elizabeth Cather, correspondence, 1920-1926Item 1. Postcard, Cather to Virginia Cather, 1925, May 13 Item 2. Postcard, Cather to "The Misses Cather," 1926, July 1 Item 3. Letter, Cather to Virginia Cather, 1926, Dec. 6(?)

Enclosed card with Cather's name and a message on it.

Item 4. Letter, Cather to "The Misses Cathers," 1926, Dec. 16

Enclosed newspaper clipping dated Dec. 16, 1926.

Box 2. Folder 21. Virginia, Margaret, and Elizabeth Cather, correspondence, 1927-1929Item 1. Letter, Cather to Virginia Cather, 1927, Apr. 12(?) Item 2. Letter, Cather to Margaret and Elizabeth Cather, 1927(?), June 26 Item 3. Letter, Cather to Margaret and Elizabeth Cather, 1928(?) Item 4. Letter, Cather to Margaret and Elizabeth Cather, 1929, Mar. 13(?) Item 5. Letter, Cather to Virginia Cather, 1929, May 21 Box 2. Folder 22. Virginia, Margaret, and Elizabeth Cather, correspondence, 1930Item 1. Letter, Cather to Virginia Cather, 1930, Jan. 10 Item 2. Letter, Cather to Margaret and Elizabeth Cather, 1930, Mar. 19 Item 3. Postcard, Cather to Margaret Cather, 1930, May 30 Item 4. Postcard, Cather to Virginia Cather, 1930, June 1 Item 5. Postcard, Cather to Margaret Cather, 1930, June 4 Item 6. Letter, Cather to Virginia Cather, 1930, June 16 Item 7. Postcard, Cather to Elizabeth Cather, 1930, June 20 Item 8. Postcard (photocopy), Cather to Margaret Cather, 1930, June 23 Item 9. Letter, Cather to Margaret and Elizabeth Cather, 1930, July 14 Item 10. Postcard, Cather to Elizabeth Cather, 1930, July 16 Item 11. Postcard, Cather to Margaret Cather, 1930, July 23 Item 12. Postcard, Cather to Margaret and Elizabeth Cather, 1930, Aug. 2 Item 13. Postcard, Cather to Margaret and Elizabeth Cather, 1930, Aug. 14 Item 14. Postcards, Cather to Margaret Cather (4), 1930 Item 15. Letter, Cather to Margaret and Elizabeth Cather, 1930, Oct. 22 Item 16. Letter, Cather to Elizabeth Cather, 1930, Nov. 11 Item 17. Postcard, Cather to Margaret and Elizabeth Cather, 1930's Item 18. Letter, Cather to Margaret and Elizabeth Cather, 1930s, Aug. 31 Box 2. Folder 23. Virginia, Margaret, and Elizabeth Cather, correspondence, 1931Item 1. Letter, Cather to Margaret and Elizabeth Cather, 1931, Jan. 4 Item 2. Letter, Cather to Virginia Cather, 1931, Mar. 9 Item 3. Letter, Cather to Virginia Cather, 1931, May 10 Item 4. Letter, Cather to Virginia Cather, 1931, May 22 Item 5. Letter, Cather to Margaret and Elizabeth Cather, 1931, Dec. 19 Box 3. Folder 1. Virginia, Margaret, and Elizabeth Cather, correspondence, 1932Item 1. Letter, Cather to Virginia Cather, 1932, Jan. 28 Item 2. Letter, Cather to Margaret and Elizabeth Cather, 1932, Mar. 17 Item 3. Letter, Cather to Virginia Cather, 1932, Oct. 26 Item 4. Letter, Cather to Virginia Cather, 1932, Nov. 20 Item 5. Letter, Cather to Virginia Cather, 1932, Dec. 10(?) Box 3. Folder 2. Virginia, Margaret, and Elizabeth Cather, correspondence, 1933-1934Item 1. Letter, Cather to Virginia Cather, 1933, May 22 Item 2. Letter, Cather to Margaret and Elizabeth Cather, 1933, May 23(?) Item 3. Letter, Cather to Virginia Cather, 1933, June 10(?) Item 4. Letter, Cather to Margaret and Elizabeth Cather, 1933, Dec. 18 Item 5. Letter, Cather to Virginia Cather, 1933, Dec. 4 Item 6. Letter, Cather to Virginia Cather, 1934, Nov. 22 Box 3. Folder 3. Virginia, Margaret, and Elizabeth Cather, correspondence, 1935-1936Item 1. Letter, Elsie Cather to Elizabeth Cather, 1935(?), July 21 Item 2. Postcard, Cather to Virginia Cather, 1935, Oct. 10 Item 3. Postcard, Cather to Margaret Cather, 1935, Oct. 11 Item 4. Postcard, Cather to Elizabeth Cather, 1935, Oct. 11 Item 5. Letter, Cather to Virginia Cather, 1936, Feb. 17 Item 6. Letter, Cather to Margaret and Elizabeth Cather, 1936(?), Aug. 12

Enclosed newspaper clipping dated July 27.

Item 7. Letter, Edith Lewis to Margaret and Elizabeth Cather, 1936(?), Aug. 31 Item 8. Letter, Cather to Margaret and Elizabeth Cather, 1936, Aug.(?) Item 9. Letter, Edith Lewis to Margaret and Elizabeth Cather, 1936(?), Sept. 3 Item 10. Letter, Cather to Margaret and Elizabeth Cather, 1936(?) Item 11. Letter, Edith Lewis to Margaret and Elizabeth Cather, 1936(?)
Box 3. Folder 4. Virginia, Margaret, and Elizabeth Cather, correspondence, 1937Item 1. Letter, Cather to Margaret and Elizabeth Cather, 1937, Jan. 20 Item 2. Letter, Cather to Margaret and Elizabeth Cather, 1937, May 5 Item 3. Letter, Cather to Margaret and Elizabeth Cather, 1937, May 24 Item 4. Letter, Cather to Margaret and Elizabeth Cather, 1937, Aug.(?)

Enclosed is an undated letter from Marutha Menuhin.

Item 5. Letter, Cather to Margaret and Elizabeth Cather, 1937, Oct. 1 Item 6. Letter, Cather to Margaret and Elizabeth Cather, 1937, Oct. 9(?) Item 7. Letter, Cather to Margaret and; Elizabeth Cather, 1937, Dec.12(?)
Box 3. Folder 5. Virginia, Margaret, and Elizabeth Cather, correspondence, 1938Item 1. Letter, Cather to Margaret and Elizabeth Cather, 1938, Jan. 24

Enclosed note and magazine article dated Jan. 3, 1938.

Item 2. Letter, Cather to Margaret and Elizabeth Cather, 1938, Feb. 2

Enclosed note to Margaret and Elizabeth on an envelope and letter to Edith Lewis from R. L. Beal dated Jan. 17, 1938.

Item 3. Letter, Cather to Virginia Cather, 1938, Feb. 5 Item 4. Letter, Cather to Elizabeth Cather, 1938, Feb. 13
Box 3. Folder 6. Virginia, Margaret, and Elizabeth Cather, correspondence, 1938, July-Nov.Item 1. Letter, Cather to Margaret Cather, 1938, July 12

Letter probably misdated by Cather as May 12, she discusses Douglass' death, which occured in June of 1938.

Item 2. Letter, Cather to Margaret Cather, 1938, July 13 Item 3. Postcard, Edith Lewis to Margaret Cather, 1938, July 13 Item 4. Letter, Cather to Margaret Cather, 1938, July 16(?)

Enclosed undated newspaper clipping.

Item 5. Letter, Cather to Margaret Cather, 1938, Nov. 9(?) Item 6. Letter, Cather to Margaret Cather, 1938(?)
Box 3. Folder 7. Virginia, Margaret, and Elizabeth Cather, correspondence, 1939Item 1. Letter, Cather to Margaret Cather, 1939, Jan. 3

Enclosed undated newspaper clipping.

Item 2. Letter, Cather to Elizabeth Cather, 1939, Mar. 30 Item 3. Letter, Cather to Margaret Cather, 1939, Oct. 14(?) Item 4. Letter, Cather to Elizabeth Cather, 1939, Dec. 27 Item 5. Letter, Cather to Margaret Cather, 1930s
Box 3. Folder 8. Virginia, Margaret, and Elizabeth Cather, correspondence, 1940-1941Item 1. Postcard, Cather to Margaret Cather, 1940, July 30 Item 2. Postcard, Cather to Elizabeth Cather, 1940(?), Aug. 1 Item 3. Letter, Cather to Margaret Cather, 1940, Nov. 5 Item 4. Letter, Cather to Margaret Cather, 1940, Nov. 17 Item 5. Letter, Cather to Margaret Cather, 1940 Item 6. Letter, Cather to Margaret Cather, 1941, Feb. 6 Item 7. Letter, Cather to Margaret Cather, 1941, Oct. 16(?)

Enclosed note to Margaret on a letter sent to her from Mary A. Jordan dated Sept. 14, 1941.

Item 8. Letter, Cather to Margaret Cather, 1941, Dec. 14
Box 3. Folder 9. Virginia, Margaret, and Elizabeth Cather, correspondence, 1942Item 1. Letter, Cather to Elizabeth Cather, 1942, Jan. 19 Item 2. Letter, Cather to Margaret Cather, 1942, Mar. 5 Item 3. Letter, Cather to Margaret Cather, 1942, June 15 Item 4. Letter, Sarah J. Bloom to Margaret Cather, 1942, July 27 Item 5. Letter, Cather to Margaret Cather, 1942, Aug. 25 Item 6. Letter, Cather to Margaret Cather, 1942, Sept. 3 Item 7. Letter, Cather to Margaret Cather, 1942, Oct. 16(?) Item 8. Letter, Cather to Margaret Cather, 1942, Nov. 13 Box 3. Folder 10. Virginia, Margaret, and Elizabeth Cather, correspondence, 1943Item 1. Letter, Cather to Elizabeth Cather, 1943, Jan. 1 Item 2. Letter, Cather to Elizabeth Cather, 1943, Apr. 8(?) Item 3. Letter, Cather to Elizabeth Cather, 1943, May 7(?) Item 4. Letter, Cather to Margaret Cather, 1943, Aug. 2(?) Item 5. Letter, Cather to Margaret Cather, 1943, Aug. 3 Item 6. Letter, Cather to Virginia Cather, 1943, Dec. 21 Box 3. Folder 11. Virginia, Margaret, and Elizabeth Cather, correspondence, 1944Item 1. Letter, Cather to Margaret Cather, 1944, Jan. 5

Enclosed photograph of Cather with Margaret and Elizabeth as toddlers.

Item 2. Letter, Cather to Margaret Cather, 1944, Mar. 30 Item 3. Letter, Cather to Virginia Cather, 1944, Apr. 29
Box 3. Folder 12. Virginia, Margaret, and Elizabeth Cather, correspondence, 1945Item 1. Letter, Cather to Elizabeth Cather, 1945, Feb. 8 Item 2. Letter, Cather to Virginia, Margaret & Elizabeth Cather (photocopy), 1945, Sept. 10 Item 3. Letter, Cather to Virginia, Margaret & Elizabeth Cather, 1945, Sept. 10 Item 4. Letter, Cather to Margaret Cather, 1945, Oct. 3 Box 3. Folder 13. Virginia, Margaret, and Elizabeth Cather, correspondence, 1946-1947Item 1. Letter, Cather to Virginia Cather, 1946, Apr. 19(?) Item 2. Letter, Cather to Margaret Cather, 1946, May 10 Item 3. Letter, Cather to Virginia Cather, 1946, Nov. 3

Enclosed undated newspaper clipping.

Item 4. Notecard, Cather to Elizabeth Cather, 1946, Dec. 28(?) Item 5. Letter, Edith Lewis to Elizabeth Cather, 1947, May 8 Item 6. Letter, Cather to Margaret Cather, 1940s, Dec. 18
Box 3. Folder 14. Virginia, Margaret, and Elizabeth Cather, correspondence, 1951 1953Item 1. Letter, Elsie Cather to Elizabeth Cather, 1951, Feb. 5 (see also photos, B4, F10) Item 2. Letter, Meta Cather to Elizabeth Cather, 1951, Mar. 21 Item 3. Letter, Edith Lewis to Margaret Cather, 1953, Mar. 23 Box 3. Folder 15. Virginia, Margaret, and Elizabeth Cather, correspondence, 1962-1974 undatedItem 1. Cather to Virginia Cather (3 postcards, 8 letters, 8 holiday cards) undated Box 3. Folder 16. Virginia, Margaret, Elizabeth Cather, correspondence, 1978Item 1. Letter, Helen Cather to Virginia Cather 1978 Box 3. Folder 17. Virginia, Margaret, Elizabeth Cather, correspondence, 1983-1988Item 1. Letter, Helen Cather to Virginia Cather 1983-1988 Box 3. Folder 18. Virginia, Margaret, Elizabeth Cather, correspondence, 1961Item 1. Letter, Elizabeth Cather to Margaret Cather 1961
Series 4: Willa CatherBox 3. Folder 19. Willa Cather, correspondence, 1931-1938Item 1. Letter, Manley Aaron (Alfred Knopf) to Cather, 1931, Nov. 19 Item 2. Letter, (?) to Cather, 1935, Aug. 23 Item 3. Letter, (?) to Cather, 1935, Dec. 5 Item 4. Letter, Roscoe Cather to Cather (typed carbon), 1938, July 16 Item 5. Letter, (?) to Cather, 1938, Aug. 25

Enclosed brochure of rare books, which includes Cather's comments.

Item 6. Letter, Roscoe Cather to Cather, 1938, Oct.
Box 3. Folder 20. Willa Cather, correspondence, 1941-1943Item 1. Letter, Roscoe Cather to Cather (typed carbon), 1941, Mar. 11 Item 2. Letter, Roscoe Cather to Cather, 1942, June 12 Item 3. Letter, (?) to Cather, 1943, Aug. 18

Enclosed letter with Cather's comments from Philip Van Doren Stern to Alfred A. Knopf dated Aug. 17, 1943.

Item 4. Letter, Roscoe Cather to Cather, 1943, Sept. 17
Box 3. Folder 21. Willa Cather, correspondence, "Roscoe Family Letters," 1929-1945Item 1. Letter, Roscoe Cather to Cather, 1929, June 13 Item 2. Letter, Roscoe Cather to Cather, 1929, July 24(?) Item 3. Letter, Roscoe Cather to Margaret & Elizabeth Cather, 1936(?), 1937(?) Item 4. Letter, Roscoe Cather to Cather, 1937(?) Item 5. Letter, Roscoe Cather to Cather, 1938, Oct. 11(?) Item 6. Letter, Roscoe Cather to Cather, 1943, Oct. 5 Item 7. Letter, Roscoe Cather to Cather, 1943, Nov. 16 Item 8. Letter, Roscoe Cather to Cather, 1944, Apr. 4 Item 9. Letter, Roscoe Cather to Cather, 1945, Mar. 23 Item 10. Envelopes (3)
Series 5: Mary Virginia Boak CatherBox 3. Folder 22. Mary Virginia Boak Cather, correspondence, 1916-1920 undatedItem 1. Letter, Cather to Virginia Cather, 1916(?), Dec. Item 2. Letter, Cather to Virginia Cather, 1918(?), Nov. 11 Item 3. Letter, Cather to Virginia Cather, 1918(?) Item 4. Letter, Cather to Virginia Cather and Elsie Cather, 1919(?), Dec. 6 Item 5. Letter, Cather to Virginia Cather and Elsie Cather, 1920(?), May 27 Item 6. Letter, Cather to Virginia Cather, 1920(?), June 6 Item 7. Letter, Cather to Virginia Cather, 1920(?), June 11

Postscript from Elsie Cather to Mary Virginia Boak Cather.

Box 3. Folder 23. Mary Virginia Boak Cather, correspondence, 1920-1931Item 1. Letter, Cather to Virginia Cather, 1920, June 19 Item 2. Letter, Cather to Virginia Cather, 1920, summer Item 3. Letter, Cather to Virginia Cather, 1920(?), July 15 Item 4. Letter, Cather to Virginia Cather, 1927(?), Oct. 17 Item 5. Letter, Cather to Virginia Cather, 1928(?), Nov. 15 Item 6. Letter, Cather to Virginia Cather, 1928, Dec. Item 7. Letter, Cather to Virginia Cather, 1928(?) Item 8. Letter, Cather to Virginia Cather, 1929(?), June 22 Item 9. Letter, Cather to Virginia Cather, 1930(?), May 24 Item 10. Letter, Cather to Virginia Cather, 1930(?), June 2 Item 11. Letter, Cather to Virginia Cather, 1931(?), Feb. 19 Item 12. Letter, Cather to Virginia Cather, 1931, June(?) Box 3. Folder 24. Mary Virginia Boak Cather, correspondence, undatedItem 1. Letter, Cather to Virginia Cather, (?), Sept. 19 Item 2. Letter, Cather to Virginia Cather, undated, 1926(?) Item 3. Letter, Cather to Virginia Cather, undated Item 4. Letter, Cather to Virginia Cather, undated Item 5. Letter, Cather to Virginia Cather, undated
Series 6: Elsie CatherBox 3. Folder 25. Elsie Cather, correspondence, 1923-1941Item 1. Letter, Cather to Elsie Cather, 1923(?), May 25 Item 2. Letter, Cather to Elsie Cather, 1926(?), May 25 Item 3. Letter, Cather to Elsie Cather, 1928(?) Item 4. Letter, Cather to Elsie, Douglass, Roscoe Cather, 1931(?), Oct. 5 Item 5. Letter, Cather to Elsie Cather (typescript copy,) 1937, June 16

Enclosed copy of a letter from F. P. Keppel of the Carnegie Corporation to Alfred Knopf dated May 3, 1937.

Item 6. Letter, Roscoe Cather to Elsie Cather, 1940, Dec. 10 Item 7. Letter, Cather to Elsie Cather, 1941, June 9

Enclosed carbon of a letter to Rose Ackroyed [sic] dated May 16, 1941.

Item 8. Letter, Roscoe Cather to Elsie Cather, 1941, Oct. 6
Box 3. Folder 26. Elsie Cather, correspondence, 1942-1943, 1964, undatedItem 1. Letter, Roscoe Cather to Elsie Cather, 1942, Feb. 21 Item 2. Letter, Roscoe Cather to Elsie Cather, 1942, Apr. 28 Item 3. Letter, Roscoe Cather to Elsie Cather, 1942, May 11 Item 4. Letter, Roscoe Cather to Elsie Cather, 1942, Nov. 14 Item 5. Letter, Roscoe Cather to Elsie Cather, 1942, Dec. 18 Item 6. Letter, Roscoe Cather to Elsie Cather, 1943, Aug. 17 Item 7. Obituaries, Elsie Cather, 1964 Item 8. Letter, Cather to Elsie Cather, (?), Nov. 27 Item 9. Letter, Cather to Elsie Cather, Saturday Item 10. Letter, Cather to Elsie Cather, Wednesday Item 11. Letter, Cather to Meta Cather Sunday, 18th
Series 7: Additional Correspondence 1940-1964Box 3. Folder 27. CorrespondenceItem 1. Letter, Cather to May Willard(?) (typed carbon), 1940, Dec. 30 Item 2. Letter, Cather to Miss J. Speiser (typed carbon), 1944, Aug. 19 Item 3. Letter, Margaret Cather to Helen Cather Southwick (photocopy), 1964, June 9 Item 4. Letters, Cather to Roscoe Cather (photocopies), 1908-1938 Series 8: Family Materials and PhotographsBox 4. Folder 1. The Nation, "Nebraska: The End of the First Cycle" by Willa Cather, 1923, Sept. 5 Box 4. Folder 2. Galley proofs, Neighbor Rosicky, 1929-1930 (see Cather oversize box 2) Box 4. Folder 3. Woman's Home Companion, "Neighbor Rosicky," 1930 (see Cather oversize box 2) Box 4. Folder 4. Willa Cather: A Biographical Sketch, An English Opinion, An American Opinion, Reviews and Articles, and An Abridged Bibliography (2), 1940(?) Box 4. Folder 5. Advertisement for The Autograph Edition of the Novels and Stories of Willa Cather, undated

Handwritten note on front cover in Cather's hand.

Box 4. Folder 6. Receipts, State Bank of Red Cloud, 1924, Jan. 5, 1932 Box 4. Folder 7. Liquor list, undated Box 4. Folder 8. Baptismal certificate, marriage license, Meta Cather, 1884, Jan. 29, 1907, July 28 Box 4. Folder 9. Family History, Jasper Cather and Jeremiah Smith, undated Box 4. Folder 10. "Memories of Aunt Willa Cather" by Margaret Cather Shannon, undated Box 4. Folder 11. "Life of Meta Elizabeth Schaper Cather" by Margaret Cather Shannon, 1977, Mar. 14 Box 4. Folder 12. Article, typescript, by Mildred Bennet "How Willa Cather Chose Her Names," 1962, undated Box 4. Folder 13. Article, by E.K. Brown "Homage to Willa Cather," 1946 Box 4. Folder 14. "The Passing Show" program, (?), May 5 Box 4. Folder 15. Newspaper clippings, on Cather, 1925-1969, undated Box 4. Folder 16. Photographs, Cather family, undated Box 4. Folder 17. Photographs, Virginia, Margaret, and Elizabeth Cather, undated Box 4. Folder 18. Photographs, Cather, 1926-1937, undated



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