Salmon Oliver Levinson to Jane Addams, December 18, 1923

76 West Monroe Street

December 18th, 1923

Dear Miss Addams: --

Enclosed find my check for $100.00 in accordance with my yearly custom, which you diplomatically term not an annual subscription. The fact is in my solicitations for Abraham Lincoln Center, I have stolen your divine idea and find it very effective.

Mrs. Levinson and I are looking forward to visiting you next Sunday and from your statement perhaps we will have a decided gain over last Sunday.

It may be easier to dictate than to say this to you:

You must not allow people, including myself, to over-persuade you in public and social activities to the imperilment of your health. Of all the people of my acquaintance you need to be let alone and to be preserved for at least twenty years in your unique place in American life and in the service of the world.

Sincerely yours,


Miss Jane Addams,
Hull House,
Chicago, Illinois.