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Anna Garlin Spencer to Jane Addams, March 9, 1925

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waiting for a final answer until I felt wholly secure about her.

There was a call from England and Geneva for me to go to present the Historic Review at the Memorial Meeting for Josephine Butler as one of the oldest "links" with the early social purity work.

Doubtless you have also been appealed to to help at some one of the meetings now in arrangement for this end.

The first meeting is expected to be held at Geneva and linked up with the newer work for the abolition of traffic in women and children. I sail the 13th of June reaching Geneva in season for this meeting.

Then it was felt I could attend, as delegate from two organizations, the International Education meeting at Edinboro and later the Universal Conference of Christian Life and Work at Stockholm. I have gone on the new Commission on the Family of the National Y.M.C.A. and it is important, we all feel that there should be close cooperation on this subject between social workers and religious groups of the more progressive type.

I expect to be back early in Sept. You will be glad that such a wonderful opportunity for service and enjoyment has come to me.

As Daughter says, "this is the first time you could go in so many years and now you have the chance".

I am more than ever busy as when I was uncertain about expense for my sister I took more paid work than I have done for several years so as not to come short for her needs, and as it would not be right to get out of engagements hastily for other's plans, I have much to add to private preparations for the trip.

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As Daughter says, "this is the first time you could go in so many years and now you have the chance".
As Daughter says, "this is the first time you could go in so many years and now you have the chance".


I am more than ever busy as when I was uncertain about expense for my sister I took more paid work than I have done for several years
I am more than ever busy as when I was uncertain about expense for my sister I took more paid work than I have done for several years so as not to come short for her needs, and as it would not be right to get out of engagements hastily for other's plans, I have much to add to private preparations for the trip.