Jane Addams to Anna Marcet Haldeman-Julius, June 11, 1917


Chicago June 11" 1917

Dearest Marcet

The photographs are stunning and draw forth cries of delight from [each?] and all! I do not believe that I would better try to come to Girard in these first days of your care of the baby, but that I would better come to Cedarville in August. If I were well enough to be of use it would be a different story, but I am still a drag on every household of which I am a member. [page 2]

I have sent Manuel's letter to Clara Landsberg after Dorothy read it, but yours that came this morning was much too precious to go out of my hands. I also had that feeling on your mother's birthday but it was [understandable?] not to have her [know?] the little [illegible]. I am sending those little photographs to you and will write again in a day or two. Always devotedly your old loving Aunt Jane

Please give my thanks to Manuel for his good letter.