Dear Miss Addams.
When your letter reached us telling us you were leaving Japan Aug 23rd our hearts wept with joy, even if our eyes didn't & Mrs Barnett was so over-joyed that she ran around the room kissing every one of us.
It would have been too awful had you & yours should have been caught in the tragedy of the earthquake. As it is I fear Japan's memory may be a sad one to you.
We are so happy you are yourself again -- & we all pray you won't be ill anymore. You won't want a long letter from me -- but I could [page 2] just [take] your hand -- by written word -- & tell you how we have thought of & prayed for you.
And now I must tell you that there is just a possibility of [you] seeing my Adrian Boult (the companion of my Chelsea home). He is only paying a very [brief?] visit to Canada & The States -- but we & his friend, Mr Barrington-Ward, are sure to do their utmost to include Hull House -- & more still Jane Addams if she will see them.
They arrive in Chicago 9 pm. Thursday 11th October 1, [illegible] leave Saturday 13th [October] at 9.15 or 11.40 pm.
Adrian Boult has your address & one of my [visiting?] cards & I do hope he will have a Hull House impression of America. It made all the difference to our two visits to your country.
My love always
Yours Marion Paterson.