Ida Minerva Tarbell to Jane Addams, April 2, 1908


The Phillips Publishing Company

April 2nd, 1908

Miss Jane Addams,
Hull House,
Chicago, Ills.

My dear Miss Addams:

I was deeply stirred on Tuesday night. I have been talking it ↑your address↓ over with Mr. Phillips, and he is very anxious to have a reading of it, with a view to publishing it in The American Magazine, if it seems to him "our kind of thing," as I feel sure it will. I tried to get you at the Nurses' Settlement before you left, but the best that they could do for me was to get a communication, which I took to be that you were willing to let us read the paper as soon as you had put some touches to it. I hardly see how you could improve it. In understanding, in reasoning, and in form it was admirable. Candidly, you quite took my breath away, and I am proud, proud, proud of you!

I am hoping to be able to stop in Chicago for a few days towards the end of April. I want to see something of Hull House, but particularly I want a good talk with you. If you can manage it without any burden to yourself, I shall be very grateful.

Very sincerely yours,

Ida M. Tarbell [signed]

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