From Leslie's Weekly Volume LXXX No 2076 (June 27, 1895)
Miss Mary E. Wilkins is the fortunate possessor of the treasure with which the romantic novelist adorns his heroines, a wealth of beautiful golden hair, and it is of the real yellow golden hue which one seldom sees growing naturally on a woman's head. The distinguished novelist is very tiny in figure, and very shy and modest in manner. She cares little for the applause of the world; indeed, she seems hardly to know what to do with the fame that she has won. At a little distance one would take her for a shy and sensitive child who begs that she may not be pointed out to public notice, rather than for a successful authoress whose work is ranked by critics among the best of the century. Miss Wilkins was a student at Mount Holyoke College, and her home is in a small town in eastern Massachusetts, not far from Boston.