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Van Dine writes Addams about her experiences with the asylum for feeble-minded children, particularly detailing its political difficulties, and asks for advice about creating a civil service position for the institution.

Addams writes Ainsworth that she came back directly from New Orleans to push the building schemes at Hull-House.

Addams asks Sutliff for the use of the college buildings for the Rockford College Summer School and explains that her fundraising work for Hull-House makes it impossible for her to undertake other things.

Addams reveals that she was offered an LL.D. from the University of Wisconsin and hopes to revise her speaking schedule.

Gulliver invites Addams to participate in Rockford College's Winter Festival by giving a ten minute talk about her work.

Deknatel writes that Addams has been working so hard for the Board of Education that she has been unable to take outside lectures, she will, if possible, make an exception for Rockford College.

Addams encloses an introduction to Mrs. McCormick and hopes that Gulliver will be successful.

Addams discusses giving a sermon and furnishings at Rockford College with Gulliver.

Addams writes Reynolds about plans for a series of lectures.

Gyles writes Addams about working at Hull-House, but expresses some concerns.

Addams writes Gulliver about Rose Gyles' letter about continuing at Hull-House.

Addams declines an invitation to visit Rockford College and suggests better meeting times.

Addams inquires after Eleanor Haworth, a former classmate at Rockford College in the class of 1881.

Gulliver introduces Addams to Margaret Monrad in the hopes she may be able to employ her at Hull House

Stronach asks for Addams advice on a how to deal with a young woman who believes she is being contacted telepathically.

Addams praises the work of the National Committee for Mental Hygiene to help those with mental illness.

Laing sends Addams her card and asks for her assistance in finding employment.

Heuston and Beatty certify Alice Laing's nursing qualifications.
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Addams resigns from the Rockford College Board of Trustees due to a lack of time.