Jane Addams to Theodore Roosevelt, November 20, 1912


Nov. 20, 1912

Colonel Theodore Roosevelt,
Oyster Bay

Dear Colonel Roosevelt: --

I thank you very much for the enclosed sheet from Mr. Lee. I have no present plans which will take me to England, but I shall hope very much to have ↑the↓ pleasure some time of knowing Mr. Lee.

Miss Kellor tells me that a meeting is planned in New York for the twenty-sixth when we may hope to see you at Mrs. Pinchot's. Perhaps I may have an opportunity to tell you then the tremendous impulse the campaign has given to social reform measures in which I have been interested for many years, but which have never before seemed to become so possible of fulfilment as at the present moment. I had never dared hope that within my lifetime thousands of people would so eagerly participate in their discussion. I am sure you have been in a large measure responsible for this outcome, and I shall hope to have a moment to discuss the subject with you in New York.

Very sincerely yours,

Jane Addams [signed]