My dear Mr Ely
The [enclosed] description is not as interesting I imagine as the titles of the lectures might have been, and I am mortified to send it so late. The request came in the midst of the Christmas rush when it seemed impossible to find a moment for reflection. I shall doubtless be obliged to come back to Chicago occasionally but I hope to put in some weeks of solid work on the book. The days of the week do not make [page 2] much difference to me, [although] in general I think that the earlier part of the week would be better.
With all good wishes for the New Year, I am Faithfully yours
Jan'y 4" 1906