Jane Addams to Amy Woods, February 5, 1924



Hull-House, Chicago
February 5, 1924

My dear Miss Woods:

I am equally distressed that we do not hear from the people abroad and also that Miss Glücklich's last letter sounds as if they had not even yet caught on to the idea that Madam Ramondt was to handle the passage money. I sent Mrs. Lewis a copy of the last letter I had written, showing that at least I was definite. It may be that they are afraid of hurting each other's feelings; I do not know what it is.

I am also distressed that we do not hear of the people who are coming

The group here have been very anxious to order more of the original folders concerning the Congress. I am afraid I agree with them that the later one is a little more like a bulletin than an announcement. However, it is very useful. One thing about it, however, does distress me. Why did you say that I would preside at all sessions? It is of course customary to ask the Vice Presidents to preside at some sessions and I shall have to be rather more careful than usual concerning such courtesies because the meetings are in the United States. I also honestly think that Fraulein Heymann could give the history much better than I because she has been much nearer to the European developments. At any rate, I asked Miss Glücklich to send me all the material and if I could persuade Fraulein Heymann to do it I will give it to her on this side. I do not get one word from Catherine Marshall. She has been ill and I suppose is waiting to see whether she is well enough to come and whether she can get out of the Polish engagement.

I am writing more in a few days. I have a lecture this week which seems to take all of my time.

Faithfully ↑Hastily↓ yours,

Jane Addams [signed]

↑P.S. Please pardon mistakes in dictation↓