Katherine Davis Cumberson to Jane Addams, March 30, 1922

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California Federation of Women’s Clubs

San Francisco, March 30th.

Miss Jane Addams,
Chicago, Ill.

My dear Miss Addams: --

You have no doubt received a communication ere this from Mrs. George Shadburne Jr. of this city whom I have interested in our organization and the creating of a Section in Mexico. I have noticed we have no section there, and I think it very important that we should have.

I have found Mrs. Shadburne very enthusiastic in whatever work she is engaged, and a woman of considerable means well known in San Francisco. A bit visionary perhaps, but with all sincere and dependable.

I deeply regret being unable to attend the annual meeting in Chicago next month of the W.I.L.P.F. I should judge from the circular letter just received from Mrs. Spencers pen, that she does not intend to retain the Chair another year. I am very sorry. I think it will be a mistake to hold an election this year and feel that we should follow the trend of the times and elect [illegible] our officers once in two years.

I hope we will have a large and enthusiastic meeting.

With most cordial good wishes for your health, I am,

Most sincerely yours,

Katherine D. Cumberson. [signed]