From The Critic Vol. 25 No. 742 (May 9, 1896)
Her many friends and admirers will hear with keen regret that Miss Mary E. Wilkins has been obliged to suspend all work owing to ill-health. Her condition is not at all serious, but it has been thought advisable that she lay aside her pen and take a good long rest. Her novel, “Jerome: A Poor Man,” which was to have been commenced in Harper's Bazar in July, will not appear before January. Three fourths of the book are written, but it will now be laid aside until Miss Wilkins feels in good working trim again. I hope that this will be very soon, but hope at the same time that she will not be in too great a hurry to get back into the traces.