When you state in your story of “Friday the 13th” that the heroine walked in to an office in New York in the middle of July with a feather turban on her head I simply cannot swallow it. That a lady of refinement and good taste with $30,000 in the bank, and anxious to make a good appearance, should walk into an office in New York with a winter hat taxes my credulity to the breaking point. However, be that as it may, I want to say that you have made a big fight against great odds and that I admire your pluck and genius, and I hope you will keep right on fighting for the right.
By the way, I might as well admit that it was my wife by the way is a superior woman who called my attention to the turban when I was reading your story aloud to her. I am,
Very truly yours,
O’Fallon, Ill. Nov. 22nd, 1906
Thos W. Lawson
It has afforded me great pleasure to just have finished your first installment to “Friday the 13th,” as have also your previous writings, from which I learned a great deal,—although from a financial standpoint, following what I thought to be your advice, I am several thousand dollars looser,—and I take this means of contributing my mite of encouragement, firmly believing that your work is doing a great good, and trusting that success on the lines you have mapped out, will be your reward.
Very respectfully, Wm. A. Staney.
(I’m awaiting your next installment)
I have only had the pleasure of meeting you once—in your private car, with Thayer, when you were returning from your western trip—but I hope you will not consider me presuming if I take a moment of your valuable time to thank you for your masterpiece just begun in Everybody’s.
Such magic has not flowed from a pen for many a year.
John O Powers
206 North 34th Street Philadelphia
Des Moines, Iowa, 11/20, 1906
Mr. Thos. Lawson
I like your story “Friday the Thirteenth.” For the information and added knowledge your previous writing has given me I thank you.
—“for the crow that is in him and the spurs that are on him to back up the crow with.” You certainly are a game and competant old fighter.
Sincerely, with best wishes
[Illegible signature: A. S. Goodman]
St. Paul, Minn.,
November 26, 1906.
Mr. Thomas W. Lawson,
I wish to congratulate you on the good story you wrote in Everybody’s Magazine this month. It is the beat story I ever read and the best I ever saw published in any magazine.
I am well posted on the “Brokers” business and enjoyed your story very much. I hope you will continue to write them. I know they are taken more from real life than immagination. I am sure they will be appreciated as much as “Frenzied Finance”. I have taken the liberty to send a good word to Ridgway’s.