Jane Addams to Henry Avery Atkinson, November 8, 1922



8 November 1922.

My dear Mr. Atkinson:

Mrs. George Mathes, who has done such splendid work in the Federation of Churches and, [as] you doubtless know, in your own organization, has also been a valuable member of the national Board of our Women’s International League and in the hope that your organization may be contemplating sending a delegate to The Hague meeting to which you have been invited, I am venturing to suggest that it would be a wonderful thing to have Mrs. Mathes represent you.

She has been working very hard indeed both in the service of the Federation and later for the Anti-Saloon League and such an appointment would give her a well-deserved respite. But I am urging her primarily because I very much admire her ability and understanding of our mutual cause and I am sure that you could not find a worthier representative among all your women.

Hoping that I am not presuming upon your courtesy, I am

Faithfully yours,

Jane Addams. [signed]

Mr. Henry A. Atkinson,
70 Fifth Avenue,
New York City, N.Y.