June 22, 1917.
My dear J. A.,
The other day a representative of the Child Welfare Association of which Mr. Powlison of New York is, I believe, the executive came in with a prospectus including a list of directors in which your name lead off. He [stated] that the purpose was to raise at once $125,000 for this Association. I understand [that] means for its exhibit work.
Their first recommendation was, of course, their list of directors which was extremely impressive. What he asked of us was a brief statement which he might quote, not directly asking for funds but bearing upon the importance of protecting children at this time. I gave him such a paragraph for various reasons. Afterward I thought I would just ask you what you know about this present movement and how important you consider it?
(Signed) Julia C. Lathrop [stamped]