Jane Addams to Arthur Eugene Bestor, April 23, 1918


April 23d, 1918

My dear Mr. Bestor:

I am sending you a copy of my itinerary of the places at which I spoke, always on the general question of foods.↑*↓ I always paid my own expenses or they were defrayed by the organizations for which I spoke, all the way round. However, the Food Administration paid one fare from Chicago to New Orleans which should be counted on this trip and this has been explained to Mrs. Van Winkle.

The Government requests for transportation were issued to me from the United States Food Administration and I am therefore sending back my ↑earlier↓ vouchers to that department as all the arrangements were made through Mrs. Van Winkle, in order that there may be no misunderstanding.

The two engagements outside of Chicago that I have now are for the General Federation of Women's Clubs, meeting at Hot Springs, Arkansas, on May third, and for the National Conference of Charities and Corrections in Kansas City, on May sixteenth. I have enjoyed the speaking very much and have had large and I hope interested audiences, everywhere.

Thanking you for your courtesy in arranging matters, I am,

Faithfully yours,

Jane Addams [signed]

Arthur E. Bestor, Esq.,
Committee on Public Information,
Washington, D.C.

[*] ↑Under the general title of "The World's Food Supply & America's Obligation."↓