Mary Josephine Shriver to Jane Addams, November 12, 1912


Nov. 12, 1912.

Miss Jane Addams,
Hull House, Chicago,

Dear Madam,-

I have been informed that you are looking for a location for a boys camp.

I have some property at Saugatuck, Mich. which will make an ideal camp. Ten acres on the bank of the Kalamazoo River near the old harbor. The Riverside Hotel property belonging to Mrs Clarence Lynds bounds the parcel on the North. On the South it joins land belonging to Mr Harbert. His cottage, "Avalon", is just beyond the southern border. About one half the land is cleared. The southern part includes a large hill and half the valley beyond. The soil is sandy loam suitable to the cultivation of nearly all vegetables that do not requires a fertile soil.

Closing the old harbor, by building the new harbor at Singapore, the river has [page 2] formed an inland lake abounding in all kinds of fish.

There is a good seven-room house with cellar and pump, on the place.

Will sell with or without the house. Price including the house, $2000.00, without the hose $1500.

I can arrange for you a personal interview with my son-in-law who lives in Chicago and knows all about the place.

Will you kindly reply whether you wish to consider the proposition as the house is to be moved this winter in case it is not sold.

[Enclosed] please find self addresses stamped envelope for reply.

Yours very truly,
Mrs. G. H. Shriver
For Henry Winter

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