Eleanor Daggett Karsten to Jane Addams, September 9, 1916


My dear Miss Addams:

Mrs. Thomas has asked me to send you a copy of the cablegram which was sent to Miss Breckinridge announcing the arrival of the sum cabled by her a short time ago to the International.

I am leaving this evening to be in Meadville for the last week of the Institute there. Dr. Nasmyth and Professor Gulick are to speak during this week. I am very sorry that Mrs. Thomas is absolutely unable to go. She hoped that she might by this time feel equal to it, but she really must be exceedingly careful, I am afraid, for the next few weeks. She is very much tired out.

Miss Nichols has had the entire charge of the office during the two weeks when I and Mrs. Thomas were both away. Had I [known] that Mrs. Thomas would not return, I should not have gone on my vacation at that time, but as it was Miss Nichols handled the business very well. Of course this is the slow season, and since Mrs. Thomas is now in the city and all questions can be referred to her, she thinks it much better for me to go to Meadville. It will certainly be a great pleasure for me.

Sincerely yours,

Office Secretary

Miss Jane Addams,
Bar Harbor, Maine.