[J. E.] Calkins
Martinez, March 7, 1908Dear Mr Calkins:I'm sorry that my sadly mixed affairs should have had so discouraging an influence on your own, & caused you to write so many long letters. Illness & business have prevented me from doing any literary work since last I saw you, [not?] if Mrs Calkins & yourself had been here all winter could I have furnished you with a single hour's work.I can't compose when my children are dangerously sick or when I am sick or bothered by business, & even when all is tranquil none is able to help me compose, but only to take down a first rough draft from dictation & to put in type after all the real work is done. I am getting09205
1908 Mar 7
Original letter dimensions: 28 x 21.5 cm.
Reel 17, Image 0275