Mina Caroline Ginger Van Winkle to Jane Addams, February 9, 1918


February 9, 1918

Miss Jane Addams
Hull House
Chicago, Illinois

My dear Miss Addams:

We are in receipt of your letters of recent date, with enclosed copy of speech on food conservation; also, of your wire accepting the engagement for the Cleveland City Club on March 2. Please accept our thanks for your willingness to fill that engagement. We have asked Mr. H. G. Hodges, Secretary of the Club, to send you full details of the meeting which, we understand, is to be a luncheon affair. The Club has agreed to pay your expenses to and from Cleveland.

Your speech was read with much interest and passed on to the Publicity Division for their approval. We are pleased to be able to say that that Division reports yours to be the best speech that has been brought to their attention. Considering that the food speeches of a number of notables, as well as many others, have gone through their hands, we think this quite a compliment.

Your dates for Texas and California have been carefully noted and we shall be pleased to advise you of any important meetings falling within the given dates at those places at which we should consider it an honor to have you represent us. We were sorry that you were not well enough to fill the St. Louis engagement but are glad to know that you have recovered from your illness.

Trusting that your trip to California will be very beneficial to you, and with kindest wishes, we are,

Faithfully yours,

U.S. Food Administration
Chief -- Speaking Division