March 28, 1912.
My dear Mr. Rosenwald: --
May I introduce my friend, Mrs. Harriet [Van Der Vaart].
For many years Mrs. [Van Der Vaart] has been at the head of Neighborhood House, a very interesting settlement which, although situated in Englewood, occupies itself with many of the stock-yards' employees and other simple people. I have the greatest admiration for the quality of the work done there.
Perhaps more than any other settlement in town, Neighborhood House carries out the idea of a Neighborhood Guild, and the neighborhood spirit there is delightful. I think that if you and Mrs. Rosenwald found time to visit the House you would be much impressed with its unusual aspects.
Mrs. [Van Der Vaart], of course, wants money, and I have scarcely ever given a letter of introduction to anyone with like confidence, both in the person who bears it and the person to whom it is addressed.
Jane Addams [signed]