Jan 3, 1911
My dear Mr. Ely: --
I thank you very much for your kind letter in regard to the publication of "Hull-House Maps and Papers." I did not mean in anywise to imply that the publisher was not fair to the book, but rather that the book itself was not worthy of perpetuity. I am sorry if I have in any way slighted Mr Crowell for I knew from the beginning that the maps were extremely expensive and that it was only your friendship for the House which induced him to publish it at all. There are quite often demands for the book, even the Hull-House copy is lost. We are constantly borrowing Mr. Taylor's which he keeps at The School of Civics and Philanthropy. I am afraid I wrote the sentiments concerning the book carelessly, for I did not mean to imply [page 2] that the publisher had not been altogether fair to us.
With all good wishes for the New Year to Mrs. Ely and yourself, I am
Jane Addams. [signed]