Eleanor Daggett Karsten to Jane Addams, August 17, 1916


August 17th, 1916.

My dear Miss Addams:

I cannot tell you how glad we all of us in the office were to hear you say that you have been feeling really better for the last week or so. We very much hoped you were, but it was good to know definitely.

I have written Mrs. Richardson answering her questions about the Swiss System and sending her some material on the subject.

May I trouble you to return to us Mrs. Mead's letter in reference to the Congress? Miss Nichols copied this before it left the office, but in some way this copy has been misplaced. It apparently has gotten caught behind some clip and has been incorrectly filed. It will probably be found sooner or later, but in the meantime I should like very much to have the correspondence in reference to this matter complete.

Mrs. Spencer has written us recently about scholarships which she is able to offer to the extent of $200 in the Institute in the Meadville Theological School where Dr. Nasmyth is to lecture on Internationalism and Dr. Gulick on Immigration, from September 4th to September 15th, and we are hoping to be able to send several scholars to take advantage of this course. In addition, if it is possible for me to go away at this time, Miss Breckinridge suggests that I, also, go for those two weeks and I shall be glad to do so if we can arrange it, though I should, in that case, wish to pay my own expenses, of course.

Miss [Breckinridge] has probably reported about the study lists which were sent out to those delegates to the Congress After the War who signed up for some special study. We have also sent to these delegates packages containing such pamphlets as could be secured free in reference to the subject. Miss Breckinridge is asking everyone to read two books, namely, the pamphlet published by the World Peace Foundation, "Instructions to the American Delegates to The Hague Conferences" by John Hay and Elihu Root, and Professor William I. Hull's book, "The Two Hague Conferences." We are supplying copies of the first to all the delegates and have purchased six copies of the second, which we are able to lend for a fortnight to those who do not own or wish to buy the book. Perhaps Miss Breckinridge has already told you about these arrangements.

Sincerely yours,

Office Secretary

Miss Jane Addams,
Bar Harbor, Maine.