Feb. 14, 1929

Dear Miss Miller,

It was lovely of you to write such a letter of appreciation, and you are altogether too modest in the recognition of your own ability. I greatly enjoyed your manuscript of verse; it was so sincere, and so true to the Newfoundland I know. Dr Lorne Pierce was in to see me last week and spoke very cordially about your work. It is much above the level of the great mass of stuff usually submitted to Editors for publication. You are spontaneous, and, more than everything, you are in love with the people and the objects you write about. I hope you will keep it up. I shall do my best up this way to make your volume known to my friends, especially to Toronto Newfoundlanders.

Harold Mac was here last week and had dinner with us on Sunday. It was good to see him. We talked about you and your verse. I had hoped that the book might have appeared before your father's death, and urged haste upon the Ryerson Press, but things were ordered otherwise.

The best of luck to you.

yours very sincerely,
E.J. Pratt


appreciation
At her request Pratt had written a brief foreword for the book. She had just written to thank him.