Transcript follows. Image kindly supplied by Nicholas Burr.
Image: Nicholas Burr
January 24th, 1946
I was so sorry to hear about your bird dying, Why don't you write a story about Chips ? Just as if you were writing to me, and tell all about it right from the beginning, and all the cute things she did. That's what makes stories interesting, to have all the little details just as if you were telling a friend, and soon you'll find how easy it is to write.
Do you want me to tell you when my book comes out ? Lots of luck.
(Signed, 'Elizabeth Taylor')