Eleanor Daggett Karsten to Lillian D. Wald, February 28, 1919


February 28th, 1919

My dear Miss Wald:

Miss Addams has not yet returned from Florida and I do not know what action she will take on her return in reference to the Catherine Breshkovsky Fund. A letter received this morning from Mr. Ely states that the large committee has been given up and the work for the Fund will be carried on through a small executive committee of seven or nine, on which committee he wishes Miss Addams to act.

I do not think that Miss Addams, in view of the statement of the attitude of Mme. [Breshkovsky] as set forth in her letter, will be ready to act on the executive committee but, of course, I cannot say anything definite until her return.

Since I began this letter I have received a note from Miss Addams from Florida, saying that she will be in Washington on the third and fourth of March. [illegible] You could reach her there if you wish to do so, in care of Mrs. Post.

I am sorry that I cannot give you definite information as to what Miss Addams will do in this case. I believe she will be very grateful for a statement of your own attitude.

Very sincerely yours,

Eleanor Daggett Karsten [signed]
Secretary to Jane Addams