William Arthur Maddox to Jane Addams, October 23, 1919


My dear Miss Addams:

I am very much gratified to know that it will be possible for you to come to Rockford College in November. At this time, I feel that you will give our cause at the college and in the city a tremendous impetus. I am arranging a six o’clock dinner for the city social workers and their friends, after which we shall ask you to make your address. I believe I wrote you that these workers have just organized a Social Service Round Table. It is probable that the college auditorium is too small to accommodate the people whom we shall invite; therefore, we shall no doubt arrange to use an auditorium down town, possibly the Second Congregational Church or the Woman’s Club Theatre. If we do not meet down town, I shall be anxious for you to make a special talk to our students and faculty at chapel the following morning at nine o’clock.

After consulting several people in the city, I believe that 6:30 P.M. Thursday, November 20, will be the best time for the first formal meeting of our social workers. This would enable you to leave Chicago Thursday afternoon, reaching here in time for the dinner that evening. If it is absolutely necessary for you to return to Chicago Friday morning, it would [be] possible for you to catch the 10:24 Illinois Central train which arrives in Chicago at 12:50. 

With best wishes, I am

Cordially yours,

Miss Jane Addams,
Hull House,
Chicago, Ill.