29 North Divinity Hall,
University of Chicago, Feb. 12, 1901
My dear Miss Addams,
Your words about the Atlantic verses meant a great deal to me -- much more than any purely literary comment could possibly mean. It makes me feel very humbled and poor in spirit to be praised by one who has had the unselfishness and fortitude to put into action what I and my kind can <at best> only put into [page 2] words -- and then only [illegible] most haltingly and faintly. Believe me, my dear Miss Addams,
Very earnestly yours,
Wm Vaughn Moody.