My dear Miss Addams:
My wife and I would much like the opportunity of meeting you. We are not too old to take advantage of good counsel and, although much moved by your philosophy cannot see, as well as you could show us, its application to people like ourselves.
Mr. Burrett Smith whom I recently saw at Ashfield, Mass. said that at this season you were apt to be lecturing east of Chicago at summer reunions. It therefore occurred to me to write and learn from you at what point you would be most accessible, and whether it would be agreeable to you, if we should come to that point.
I might add to what Mr. Mead has written that my wife is a niece of Mr. Sumner Pearmain, whom, or at least his wife, you already know.
Hoping that I am not by asking the questions written you be too much trouble. I am
Miss Jane Addams
Hull House Chicago. [page 2]
P.S. Being here ↑in N.H. only↓ for a day or two on a short vacation I should be obliged if you would direct your reply to my home at