Cather, Willa, 1873-1947

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1873-12-07
Death 1947-04-24
Americans
Czech, English

Biographical notes:

American novelist and short-story writer.

From the description of Letters, 1926-1931. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122494991

Willa Cather was an American novelist and short story writer.

From the guide to the Willa Cather literary manuscripts, 1926-1940, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

American novelist, journalist, and editor.

From the description of Collection, 1908-1963. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122597840

Cather, American novelist.

From the description of [Letters, 1932-1942] / Willia Cather. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 184741768

Author of novels and short stories mainly set in the Midwest; recipient of the Pulitzer Prize (1922).

From the description of Willa Cather collection, 1865-1974. (Texas Woman's University Library). WorldCat record id: 27358611

The noted American novelist wrote "My Antonia" in 1918.

From the description of TLS, [no date] : [s.l.], to Miss Speiser. (Copley Press, J S Copley Library). WorldCat record id: 16787999

Willa Siebert Cather is among the most esteemed of American women authors. She is known for her depictions of U.S. prairie life in novels like O PIONEERS!, MY A̓NTONIA, and DEATH COMES FOR THE ARCHBISHOP.

From the description of Willa Cather collection, 1933-1982 (bulk 1933-1944) (Peking University Library). WorldCat record id: 63051692

Masaryk was chief founder and first president of Czechoslovakia, 1918-1935.

From the description of Willa Cather letters to Thomas Masaryk : and related materials : ms. and typescripts (photocopies), 1923-1993. (University of California, Berkeley). WorldCat record id: 85015641

American author.

From the description of Plaster cast bust of Cather by Paul Swan [manuscript], n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647820069

From the description of Papers of Willa Cather [manuscript], 1922-1924. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647823164

From the description of Photoprint of Cather [manuscript], n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647810785

From the description of Letters, 1940 & 1949 [manuscript]. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647817658

From the description of Letter [manuscript] : Willa Cather to Miss Simon, n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647833916

From the description of Sapphira and the slave girl [manuscript], ca. 1937. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647810828

From the description of Letters of Willa Cather and others to George and Eleanor Austerman [manuscript], 1930-1947. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647848014

1873, Dec. 7. Born, northern Virginia.

1906. Joined staff of McClure's Magazine.

1912. Began career as novelist.

1947, Apr. 24. Died.

From the description of [Papers] / Willa Cather. 1865-1974. (Texas Woman's University Library). WorldCat record id: 9627893

Charles E. Cather is the son of James D. Cather (1886-1966) and Ethel May Garber Cather (1889-1975), Willa Cather's brother and sister-in-law. He was born in Nebraska on Feb. 2, 1923 and died in Long Beach, California, on Mar. 14, 2011. Ethel Garber Cather, is the daughter of Edwin S. Garber, nephew of Silas Garber, who served as governor of Nebraska (1875-1879). Helen Louise Cather Southwick is Charles' sister.

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 .

From the guide to the Charles E. Cather Collection, 1864-2001, 1924-1971

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 .

From the guide to the Roscoe and Meta Cather Collection, 1908-1977

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 .

From the guide to the Susan J. Rosowski Cather Collection, 1861-1992

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