Emma Meserve James to Jane Addams, December 8, 1915



Auditorium Hotel
December 8, 1915.

Dear Miss Addams:

It was my great privilege to be in London this past summer for three months, from July until October, and I have brought back with me considerable material on "Woman's War Work," or the effect of the war on women, as illustrated by English women.

The material is in the form of a lecture, or informal talk, I have also over a hundred photographs showing the various industries where women are now employed, and also a collection of English recruiting posters, showing English methods of recruiting, for in that line women [page 2] have been most active.

Would the Woman's Peace Party have any use for a talk like this and may I have an opportunity of presenting the material to you?

It covers woman's work at the front, as well as at home, the effect of the war on children and girls, the exploiting of child labor, also woman's political and social activities, connected with the war; the great question, will the <war> be for the uplift of women or will it put her back again industrially. and in the hardships of life; and the other question will women win the ballot in recognition of their tremendous services.

I trust that there may be some way in which I may be permitted to use this material in connection with the peace work. [page 3]

I am teaching in Chicago. If you grant me an appointment will you kindly adjust the hour to my leisure.

Yours most truly,

(Mrs.) Emma W. James

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