[Helen Lukens ?] Jones
Martinez Aug 30/01My dear Mrs JonesI am very glad & heartily congratulate you on your success as a writer Few have done so well & no doubt you soon will be known & more work at good price will come to you than you will be able to furnish. I have read & am returning [Quimido?] the charming little bird story. Your improvement in style & expression is well marked Be sparing of superlatives & big adjectives of high color on the levels of your stories & they will stand out & count where they justly belong. Remember me to your mother & the children & [Mrs?] [Dyer?] Heaven bless youEver sincerely yours John Muir
1901 Aug 30
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Reel 11, Image 0843
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