Jane Addams to Mina Caroline Ginger Van Winkle, October 2, 1917


October 2nd, 1917

My dear Miss Van Winkle:

I am quite mortified to discover that your letter of September twenty-sixth in regard to the appointment with the California Federation of Women's Clubs has not been replied to. I am just recovering from a wretched attack of bronchitis and for several days my letters were somewhat confused.

I am afraid I could not undertake a trip to California before Christmas, owing to various obligations here. Perhaps there would be an opportunity later. I always enjoy the California women and am sure there should be a splendid response from them. I am writing an address especially for club women which I will give for the first time at the Michigan Federation on October sixteenth as you have kindly arranged.

I hope to be quite recovered in a few weeks and able to keep my engagement to speak at least twice a month. I was deeply disappointed to have to decline the Lansing appointment, the very first thing you asked me to do.

Faithfully yours,

Jane Addams [signed]

Miss [Mina] C. Van Winkle,
United States Food Administration,
Washington, D.C.

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