THE WOMAN'S PEACE PARTY
My dear Miss Addams:
Mrs. Thomas has been called out of the office for some time by the illness and death of her sister and Mrs. Karsten is on her vacation. Miss Nichols and I are, therefore, confronted with a problem concerning which we would like to consult you.
Mrs. [Eva] Watson Schutze, of the Arts Committee, has compiled the enclosed document. Neither Miss Nichols nor I can say whether or not it has been approved by the other members of the Arts Committee. Mrs. Schutze is very anxious to have it issued as promptly as possible, but the question occurs to us as to whether the publication of a program like this, which has in general nothing to do with the aesthetic expression of the peace idea (except so far as Vernon Lee's Ballet and the American Union Against Militarism cartoons would come within that category), is within the function of the Arts Committee.
We could very well take advantage of Mrs. Schutze's labor and give her credit by name for the compilation of the material. In that case, however, should we not wish to ask her to make certain additions? I find it quite difficult to think of sending out a list with so emphatic a recommendation when the list does not include Norman [Angell], Miss Addams, [Hobson] or La Fontaine. I also feel somewhat dubious about selecting from the various bibliographies Dr. Mez' "Peace Literature of the War," remembering that the Anti-Preparedness Committee definitely called attention to the fact that he had failed to include many important documents. It may be that I am over-particular in this case.
On hearing from you we can complete the publication on short order.
Very truly yours,
S. P. Breckinridge [signed]