Herbert David Croly to Jane Addams, February 3, 1922

The New
421 West 21st Street
New York City

February 3, 1922.

Miss Jane Addams,
Hull House,
Chicago, Ill.,

Dear Miss Addams:

Mr. Lovett writes me that you have consented, at his solicitation, to allow your name to be used as one of the contributing editors to the New Republic. I can only say that I am very proud and grateful for having this permission. There will be no name upon the list which will mean as much to me as yours will. The list itself will include H. N. Brailsford, R. H. Tawney, John Dewey, Norman Angell, Stark Young, Clarence Day, Dickinson Miller, David Friday, and, perhaps, one or two others. It will not, of course, mean that the contributing editors make themselves responsible for anything which may appear in the paper or for every phase of its general policy. It will only mean that they will contribute more or less to the paper and that they consider the New Republic to be, in general, a useful publication. Apart from that there is nothing we would expect from our contributing [page 2] editors expect the slight obligation to let us know when they come to New York, in case they do not happen to live here.

Faithfully yours,

Herbert Croly [signed]