Charles Palmerston Anderson to Jane Addams, October 15, 1920


The Diocese of Chicago


October 15, 1920.

Miss Jane Addams,
Hull House,
800 South Halsted St.,
Chicago, Ill.

My dear Miss Addams:

I shall be glad to help in any way that I can in bringing Lord Cecil to America. If he can inject any "moral elevation and religious fervor" (to quote your words) into the American mind in regard to the League of Nations and international responsibilities, his coming will be a real service to the world.

Unhappily I have no skill in raising money. There are those who seem to bestow a favor on their friends in soliciting from them, but I succeed only in becoming a nuisance. However, if Mr. McDonald succeeds in securing Lord Cecil's consent to come to the United States, I shall be glad to write a few people to contribute towards the expense of his visit and the public meetings connected with it. I take it that he will not come until after the election, and that by that time the Nation will begin to recover her ability to think and to act continentally and her willingness to take her great part in the responsibility for a righteous world.

It was very kind of you to give me the opportunity of meeting Mrs. Barnett and your other English friends at your own hospitable table. I greatly enjoyed the evening. Thank you again for it.

Yours very sincerely.

C. P. Anderson [signed]