Dear Miss Addams,
Your recent article in the "Ladies Home Journal" was very interesting to me as I should like very much to do settlement work. I have heard of several girls who have entered Hull House, but I do not know just how they went about it.
Would it be asking too much of you, I wonder, to ask you the duties of a settlement [page 2] worker, whether or not one has to provide one's own clothes and board, the qualifications, the steps necessary to become a resident worker, etc.?
I am eighteen years old, and a graduate of the Mt. Vernon High School, Class of 1905. I also understand typewriting and general office work. Any other information which you may desire I shall gladly furnish. Hoping that I have not consumed too much of your time and wishing your success in your Great work, I remain
Miss Lotta Alexander.
P.O. Box 313.