Jane Addams to Mary Rozet Smith, May 26, 1902


J A Book “Democracy & Social Ethics”


My dearest

Your letter from Ravenna was such a pleasure, it stirred my traveler's blood in spite of my aches and pains. The flats are so nice and in spite of the fact that we are having the "dickens of a time" to make up the last deficits, I quite dote on them.

I feel a little better about the book but it has gone into the "second printing" without giving me fair warning so that I couldn't make any changes. The Macmillan called it a "surer sale" and [page 2] expressed satisfaction with the first six weeks.

Your father and mother are coming over to the play tonight, the expedition has been entirely organized by the former whose energy is something amazing. I have a nice offer for sub-renting your flat, but tell some and all that nothing can be done until your return. Please give my love to the Lady Eleanor -- and you must know, dear, how I long for you all the time -- and especially during the last three weeks. There is reason in the habit of married folk keeping together. Forever yrs

Jane Addams

May 26" 1902