The letters in this volume cover the eighteen months Katherine Mansfield spent in England, France, and Switzerland from May 1920 to the end of 1921. It is the period of her finest stories, and when her life took its most decisive turn. The qualities of her earlier correspondence remainundiminished--the precision and directness, the intelligence and wit, the dark incisiveness and sheer fun. Above all, these letters attest to her considerable courage, against increasingly adverse odds, as she approached the final years of her life.
to T. W. Stanford: his health and issue of tariffs 1892 May 30; to A. Lathrop: re horses 1892 Aug 8; to B. Harrison (tel): condolences on wife's death 1892 Oct 25; to Mrs. E. F. Beale (tel): condolences 1893 April 22; to F. Shay: the Stillman matter and other business concerns 1893 June 19
to Robert Bonner: re Sunol and other horses 1891 Dec 3; to Archbishop Riordan: re possible RR track through Hopkins' land [Menlo Park?] [photocopy] 1892 Feb 29; to Huntington, Stillman, and Hubbard: re future cooperation on new enterprises; signed by Stanford and Crocker 1892 April 22
to R. Bonner: re horse Sunol 1890 Feb 7; to A. G. Porter: re appointment [photostat copy] 1890 Feb 18; to W. Carr: re appintment 1890 Feb 29; to [B.F.] Tracey: letter of condolence [mss. copy] 1890 March; to W. Blaine: letter of condolence [mss. copy] 1890 March; to Mrs. T. Hopkins (tel): relays Mrs. Stanford's thanks for flowers 1890 Apr 6; to S. T. Gage: instructions on letters from Huntington 1890 April 29; to R. Bonner: re horse Sunol 1890 May 25; to R. Bonner: re horse Sunol 1890 Dec 13
Gage: 7/2/1890 public opinion of Stanford, political news, Huntington and Crocker; 3/9/1893 [tel] birthday greetings; Gibbons, Cardinal: 3/2/1889 requesting assistance for Mr. James R. Randall; Gibbons, John: 4/13/1891 encloses letter from Fr. Casanova re statue of Fr. Junipero (attached); Greenwood: n.d. poor reception for her lecture in Marysville
to J. Stanford (2 tel): travel plans 1889 Aug 6-7; to J. Stanford (2 tel): Jane at Sissous 1889 Aug 24-25; to J. Stanford: her health, his activities at home and in business 1889 Aug 25; to J. Stanford (tel): her health 1889 Aug 27; to J. Stanford: health matters, boys dormitory progressing 1889 Aug 31; to J. Stanford: gave orders to start girls dormitory; thoughts on high school buildings and faculty houses 1889 Sep 1; to J. Stanford (2 tel): awaiting her return 1889 Sep 3; to J. Stanford (6 tel): mostly travel plans 1889 Oct 16-28; to Robert Bonner: sale of horse Sunol to Bonner 1889 Nov 2; to D. J. Brown: sending portrait to the Leland Stanford Div. No. 283 (locomotive engineers) 1889 Nov 11
1888 Nov. 22: reply to congratulatory telegram from LS; 1891 April 26: acceptance of invitation; 1892 June 14: social note;
1893 Feb. 25: dropping by this evening at 8:30 to complete our talk; 1893 March 2: on his lecturing at Stanford University;
1891 pamphlet, itinerary of President Harrison's tour of the Pacific Coast; Executive Mansion envelope address to LS in London (no letter)
to J. W. Knox: Electioneer to cover Knox's mare 1886 Jan 25; to RR officials: extend courtesies for Miss A. Lathrop 1886 Feb 9; to Ariel Lathrop (tel): send Miss. Valley Construction Co. stock 1886 July 22; to Pres. Grover Cleveland: support for P. O. in San Francisco 1887 March 3; to J. Stanford (tel): travel plans 1887 May 30; to J. Stanford (tel): travel plans 1887 May 31;
to C. Huntington (tel): attitude in investigation by Pac. Ry. Commission 1887 Sep 23; to T. Hopkins: location of new depot; no liquor to be sold in vicinity 1888 Jan 8; to Robert Bonner: re Bonner's horse Lucy Cuyler 1888 Dec 28; to W.S.U. Clement: please give Bancroft some facts on Stanford's life 1889 Feb 15; to Mrs. Henry Vrooman (tel): condolences on death of Mr. Vrooman 1889 April 11; to Mrs. A. Carter (tel): sending $50 contribution 1889 May 31
Talmadge: 4/3/1890 on Stanford's speech on education; Towne: n.d. note re railroad tracks and land; Treat: 1886-88 1bill, 2 letters on photos Treat took of campus lands; 3/9/1893 (tel) birthday greetings; Tripp: 4/19/1890 letter of support; Vliet: 4/10/1189 requesting assistance for employment with S. P.
1885 July 20 on U.S. Grant's book and illness; 1889 March 20 on FG's appointment to Austrian mission; 1889 May 14 on trip to Vienna and reception there; 1891 Oct. 11 on statue of U.S. Grant in Chicago; destruction of European grape vines; 1892 Feb. 24 introduction of Mr. Watawabi (Japanese delegate)