J. E. Calkins
[letterhead]2which of these 2 things gives me the greater pleasure. Possibly the being personally remembered. That is the subtlest and most seductive form of flattery, and I own that it is a style of compliment that takes me completely captive. I simply cannot thank you enough.I am the veriest Poor Oliver that ever was. When you are treating me to one of your outpourings you will always find me coming up and crying for more. I suppose if you were to write and publish one book on end of another I should still be hungry. Certainly I have never yet had enough. I know there is a very treasure-mine of the richest and best of stuff where these other books have come from and I cant help wishing and hoping that you may yet point your quill afresh and dig into it, for the benefit of us all. Mrs. C. says, "tell Mr. Muir to come on out to the ranch and we'll arrange things so you (meaning me) can keep him, at his will." If I had any glimmering notion that I could be of any slightest aid or value to you I should even insist. It would be a delight to work on some such thing05423
1913 Apr 16
Original letter dimensions: 27.5 x 21.5 cm.
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