My dear Miss Hyers:
I am in San Francisco very little these days, as I have been speaking a great deal in little towns round about; so I have not been getting my mail very regularly.
I am just about to start home -- today is my date at the N. E. A.; Thursday I go to Palo Alto, where I am to be given a little tea at the Women's Club House [page 2] at Stanford University, and in the evening I am to speak to an open meeting in the town.
Friday night I leave for North Dakota; mail can be sent c/o Mrs. C. H. Finch LaMoure, up to Aug. 29th.
I am due in Minneapolis on the 31st, and hope to reach Chicago by the 3rd of September.
If there is any reason for communicating with me en route [page 3] (after LaMoure) address me c/o Miss Judd.
In regard to the speaking engagements; I thought we had decided on this policy, (but perhaps we only discussed it):
That I was to go anywhere I was wanted for expenses; but where clubs asked what my fee was, as if they expected to pay, I was to get ten dollars, giving this to the W.P.P.
Will you speak to Miss Addams about this? Perhaps since we have the Carnegie fund, [page 4] I should go anywhere, just for expenses, and drop the matter of the fee entirely.
I think you had better make all the engagements for me which are possible -- by that I mean which are a physical possibility for me, in view of the distances to be covered. I should want at least twenty four hours at home between trips.
I don't think the [page 5] people who write especially for Miss Addams want me or any substitute; and in general I should prefer not being offered as a speaker in her place.
The St. Louis people have wanted her since last spring, and I don't think I could at all fill the bill there or in Lynn, Massachusetts.
Please send five hundred platforms, and the [page 6] same number of application blanks, c/o Mrs. Finch LaMoure.
I am sending check for the Vaughan bill.
I know absolutely nothing about the St. Louis bill for Mme. Schwimmer's pictures, -- I should advise sending it to the Secretary of the St. Louis W.P.P., -- it was evidently [page 7] in connection with local work.
Don't pay any attention to letters from Mrs. Sewall or Miss Hosford.
I have had a busy and interesting time out here, and hope I have accomplished something.
I shall be glad to have a month of rest at home before the fall rush begins.
With greetings to you all, as ever.
Harriet P. Thomas