J. E. Calkins
[Calkins]Lordsburg Calif.Nov. 18. 1908My Dear Mr. Muir: -Your charming letter has too long awaited an answer. I might have had the good manners to tell you how genuinely glad I am that you are at work on some of those things we talked about when we had the honor of meeting you in your home. Oh, I'm glad too that you had a good restful summer, and good health, and that the dear girl is making progress toward better health. May the kindly Providence that watches over the invalid have her in especial keeping.Good for "Stickeen"! How I091932shall rejoice to greet him in his new dress. I am confident that he will safely cross the crevasse that always yawns between a book and its public, and find a warm welcome on the other side. But you must not let those journals lag or fail to come to completion. I am certain that the people who read such tales are legion, and eager for your story to appear.But whether you or Mr Harriman had most fun out of this summer's vacation I can't guess, not knowing Mr. Harriman; only I can be persuaded, with no great difficulty, that he got the worth of his money.09193
1908 Nov 18
Original letter dimensions: 16.5 x 13 cm.
Reel 17, Image 1003
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