William James to Jane Addams, December 13, 1909

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95 IRVING ST.
CAMBRIDGE.

Dec. 13. 09

Dear Miss Addams,

I have just read your Spirit of Youth, and think it "simply great". Hard not to cry at certain pages! The fact is Madam, that you are not like the rest of us, who seek the truth and try to express it. You inhabit reality; and when you open your mouth truth can't help being uttered. I think that this book will [page 2] have a great and vital influence. I am proud that you should have thought of sending it to me.

Believe me dear Miss Addams, your faithful colleague and pupil in sociology,

Wm James

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