Richard Theodore Ely to Jane Addams, November 11, 1905


November 11, 1905.

Miss Jane Addams,
335 South Halsted Street,
Chicago, Illinois.

My dear Miss Addams:-

I am writing to ask you if you are not willing to do some work in our summer session. We held a committee meeting yesterday and decided that we would very much like to have you with us. The suggestion was that you should give two lectures a week, and that if you desire, you should give them upon successive days. The wish was also expressed that you should have one hour a week in which to meet any students. Our summer session lasts six weeks, beginning the latter part of June and continuing to somewhere around August 1st. This would necessitate six trips to Madison, unless indeed you should wish to spend the whole time here. It would also mean six nights away from home. I am authorized to offer you the sum of $250. This of course is very small, and I wish it were much more. On the other hand, I think that lecturing in the University to the class of people whom we gather together is a very different thing from ordinary popular lectures, and something far better worth while. I sincerely hope that you may see your way to accept [page 2] this invitation. Why not come and give us your lectures on "Newer Ideals of Peace" and during the course of preparation for the lectures get your book into final shape?

Please let me hear from you at your earliest convenience.

Faithfully yours,


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