My dear Miss Addams—
I had a letter last week from Prof. Norton A. Kent, a cousin of Will's & a professor of chemistry in Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana. He tells me that they are about to start a much needed Social Settlement there & asks if I know of a man "preferably married" [page 2] who would take charge of it.
If you know of such a person will you write Mr Kent ↑at Crawfordsville↓ or put them in communication in some way?
As the letter was forwarded to me here from Chicago it is possible that they may have found some one already, but [although] they were anxious to do so as soon as possible it is not probable the place is filled for to hurry in such a matter is absurd. [page 3]
We have had a delightful summer and Mr Kent resents the prospect of taking up city life again. We start east this week, & the rest of us are glad to go home again.
Hoping you have had a restful season, [though] perhaps that is an impossible wish.
Elizabeth T. Kent
San Rafael, CaliforniaSept. 20th.