Jane Addams to Grace Abbot, September 7, 1921

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WOMEN'S INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE FOR PEACE AND FREEDOM

INTERNATIONAL OFFICE, GENEVA
6, rue du Vieux-ColleĢge

Dear Grace Abbott

First of all let me congratulate you with all my heart on the Washington appointment. It is as fine as it can be and I wanted to cable both to you and to J. Lathrop but prudence finally prevailed.

I am very grateful that you took up the Russian matter so promptly.We saw Dr Nansen this morning with a little committee of Russians in Genvea & [Birokov] & others. He is a little discouraged by the attacks upon him I think, [although] ready to begin. The U.S.A. certainly doesn't seem to be in a cooperative mood [although] [everyone admires?] Hoover's proposition. [page 2]

The assembly has met for three days and while slow getting started is really quite imposing. We will be here until next Tuesday and are really quite [illegible] [pupils?].

It was great fun to see your sister Edith & we miss her very much since she has gone to London. Miss Sanger lunched with us today at a very grand party given by Manley Hudson. She spoke of her with much affection.

I have sent you some of the Russian material and will add more as it [comes] along. Mary Smith sends her love to you and I am Always devotedly yours

Jane Addams

Sept 7" 1921