My Dear Madam,
I desire to congratulate you on your charming little Novelette - "Fi-Fi". You may rest assured that it will appear on many of my programs [in] the coming summer and I predict it one of the greatest successes in years.
Yours very truly,
Thomas Preston Brooke
Of ragtime interest is her Characteristic March & Two-Step, Laughing Lucas (1901). its sheet music back cover also sports the facsimile of an endorsement from John Philip Sousa written on August 12th, 1902 from Atlantic City. he wrote he would include both Laughing Lucas (1901) and Eugenia Waltzes(1902) in his programme and requested the scores and band parts for 55 men.
Another of the great bandleaders of the period who admired her works was Arthur Willard Pryor who made the following recordings in Philadelphia for Victor Recordings.
|Matrix No.||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description|
|B-2193||2/2/1905||Fi-Fi novelette||Pryor's Orchestra||Orchestra|
|B-2195||2/2/1905||La Zurita||Pryor's Orchestra||Orchestra|
|B-2210||1/27/1905||Fi-Fi novelette||Arthur Pryor's Band||Band|
|B-2211||1/27/1905||La Zurita||Arthur Pryor's Band||Band|
|I'se Got No Use Foh Show Folks||1901||R.H. Hanch (words)|
|I Wonder if 'twas Very Wrong! (w&m)||1902|
|Under the Wire||1904|
|Farewell, My Belle (w&m)||1905||Viola Gillette (sung by)|
|Tale of the Snow Flake, The||1905||Viola Gillette (sung by)|
|⇑ Sunny Sue||1907||Arthur J. Lamb (words)|