Willa Cather Collection, 1580 THL

Scope and Content: This collection contains copies of Willa Cather Newsletter and Review, beginning in 1973. Also included are various magazine articles, a letter to a "Miss Deane," and a copy of "A Night at Greenway Court," a short story by Willa Cather. (2 boxes) Last updated 05/10.

Biographical/Historical: Willa Cather was born on December 7, 1873, in the village of Gore in Frederick County, VA. She was the eldest child of Charles Cather, a deputy sheriff, and Mary Virginia Boak Cather. At age seven, the family moved to Nebraska. In 1913, O Pioneers! was published and in 1917, she wrote My Antonia. By 1923, she had won the Pulitzer Prize for One of Ours. She died on April 24, 1947, and was buried in New Hampshire.

Bibliography: Quarles, Garland R. Some Worthy Lives. Winchester, VA: Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society, 1988.

Cite As: Willa Cather Collection, 1580 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.

Organization:

Box 1

Willa Cather Pioneer Memorial and Educational Foundation Newsletters, 1973-present

Box 2

Cather, Willa Collection, inventory to papers housed in Alderman Library, University of Virginia, unnumbered, typescript

Contemporary Authors write-up, unnumbered, typescript

Correspondence to Miss Dean from Willa Cather, dated April 25, n.y., typescript with signatures, found in Shadows on the Park, 1 leaf ,

Correspondence to Mrs. Catherine C. Lupton from Willa Cather June 25, 1912, 4 leaves, manuscript (photocopy)

Literary Star

Magazine articles, unnumbered leaves, printed (photocopy)

News Articles, unnumbered leaves, printed (photocopy)

Short stories by Willa Cather
"A Night at Greenway Court," from Willa Cather Collected Short Fiction 1892-1912. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1970, 7 leaves typescript