My dear Miss Addams,
We were pleased to be reminded of you—body & mind—by the present of your book. I have read it with profit & already planted 2 copies in the minds of my friends. It is [so] helpful [page 2] to be assured that there is light & truth in the people. In this latter days of war & ritual [is] then a strong temptation to think the powers of darkness have triumphed. You help us to see how if we boldly face what [seems] evil we see good.
This always seems to me [page 3] to be the real teaching of Browning but one needs to have it applied to present facts.
You know I suppose the [Tolstoy] works published by the Free Press. "The meaning of life" is admirable— We have had a busy winter but my wife has been & is still ill. She cannot get together her spiritual forces she has spent & so her body suffers. She has however opened a rest house for Whiltchapel folk near the Hamstead Cottage & has 21 there to keep her company.
We often think & talk of you— Today Mr. & Mrs. Mead friends of yours write to me.