My dear Mr Ely
In accordance with my absurd custom of considering you my "Sociological Godfather", I am sending you a copy of my Convocation address at the University of Chicago, just to show you that the book is coming on.
It really expresses better what I want to say than the St Louis speech did.
Always faithfully yours
Dec. 24" 1904
My good wish for a Merry Xmas.