Jane Addams to Sarah Alice Addams Haldeman, April 21, 1903


My dear Alice

Marcet had really made up her mind not to go to Europe before she came, so that I said very little to her about it.

The point she made however of studying French and German out of books was certainly well taken.

Since then I have seen Rose Reichard on her way [through] Chicago. She is thinking seriously of going to Geneva for the summer. That would be delightful [page 2] and would put quite a different aspect on the entire matter. She could get a good start in French there. Miss Hamilton and her sister say that they would be glad to have her spend a month with them in Paris in Aug. and come back with them in Sept. ↑sailing Sept 10"↓.

Miss Edith Hamilton is a graduate of Bryn Mawr and head of the Bryn Mawr school in Baltimore. They could see that her French was well done there. [page 3] Rose and Marcet both told me that Rose's mother might go--that of course could put a much better aspect on the entire trip, and give her a fine start in France as well as the bulk of the summer in a beautiful spot with a fine air and mountaing climbing--a very different thing [from] a summer in a lowland city like Brussels. Whatever you decide let me know and I will do what I can about it.

Always your loving sister

Jane Addams

Chicago April 21" 1903