Gertrude Laverack Winslow to Jane Addams, January 18, 1921

215 La Grange St.
West Roxbury, Mass.

Dear Miss Addams,

I was so disappointed to get your telegram saying that you could not speak for us on the 20th for I had been hopeful that that might be a possible time for you. However, we have not given you up entirely as you will see by the two succeeding telegrams we have sent you about speaking on disarmament for the League for Democratic Control. I thought that if you were to be in N.Y. all that week from the 13th to the 20th, that you might be able to run on for one meeting anyway even if it meant not having you for the Community Church. We have not heard from you yet as to this, but if you find it impossible to come then, do you [suppose] you can make it some time in March? I should so love to have you for the Community Church some Sunday and except for Dr. Randall on March 20, all the dates that month are still open. So that if you find you could come then without it being too hard for you, won't you let me know and allow us to arrange a disarmament meeting too, as well as an Irish meeting if your hearings are then over?

It seems such a very long time since I have seen you -- it would be a real happiness to have you here. I should love to have you stay with us unless you prefer to be in town. We are not very far out -- just a half hour's motor ride -- and it would certainly be a [privilege] to have you.

Mr. Ratcliffe tells me that you showed Washington to Katie. Isn't she a perfect dear? I think I have seldom met so altogether lovely a person.

Do please come to Boston sometime before the winter is over and thank you for the sweet words in your letter. I treasure everything of that kind from you, dear Miss Addams.

Affectionately always,

Gertrude L. Winslow. [signed]

Jan. 18.