Annie Roberts Godfrey Dewey to Jane Addams, April 19, 1907


19 Apr. 07

Miss Jane Addams
Chicago Ill.

My dear Miss Addams: Our conference this year is taking on a special importance from the fact that our work is so closely related to that of the new Sage foundation, and I want very much to bring out its relation to social conditions. I am asking Prof. James of Harvard to speak on psychic factors or false ideals in household economics.

We are inviting members of the council, that is, those who take part in the program to make their stay include the 2 Sundays of the week named. We are also sending invitations to the trustees of the Sage foundation, and there is no one who can speak with more force and experience on social conditions and the needs for their improvement than the head of Hull House. Will you not make it possible to come and take part in these discussions? I feel that we can not spare you, and that it may be an opportunity that you will not be willing to miss. Will you not send me a subject which appeals to you in this effort to improve social conditions and let us welcome you to the club for the holiday week which includes the 4th of July?

Very sincerely