My dear Mr [Robins]
I am very glad to have had the [enclosed] and to know of your [sister].
I certainly wasn't annoyed when you told me of her reading of my book -- but embarrassed. Any reference to that unhappy volume seems to throw me into a state approaching a childish panic.
I will refrain from mentioning the secretaryship at the Thursday meeting, but I don't understand [page 2] the delay.
Thanking you for your letter I am faithfully yours
June 24" 1903