Steele Collection MS 2008.

10 March 1915

Letter from Herbert Jenkins to Sam Steele

Transcription of the part of the letter where Herbert Jenkins defends Niblett.

She worked so hard and loyally in your interests that now she feels very acutely that you should not be pleased with what she had done. As for ourselves, after receiving your repeated assurances that Mrs. Niblett was your agent and had full authority, we naturally looked to her as if she were yourself, and nothing was done without her full acquiescence, and I think, if you will permit me to say so, that you could not have been better served. Had the book been her own she could not have shown a livelier interest. If you had only asked to see the revised manuscript or proofs all these difficulties would have been avoided.


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