M. Carey Thomas to Jane Addams, January 24, 1908

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January 24, 1908.

Dear Miss Addams,

We have now completed your lecture schedule for the week beginning March 16, as follows:

Monday, March 16, 4 P.M. Address to the Pennsylvania Equal Suffrage League of College and Professional Women in Philadelphia.

Monday, March 16, 8 P.M. Address to Bryn Mawr College under the auspices of the students' chapter of the Equal Suffrage League.

Tuesday afternoon, March 17 Address to the Maryland Equal Suffrage League of College and Professional Women in Baltimore, to which the women students of the Johns Hopkins Medical School and of the Woman's College of Baltimore will be invited.

Express train leaving Baltimore for Boston at half past five or six in the evening and reaching Boston at about seven the next the next morning.

Wednesday, March 18, 3 P.M. Address to the students of Smith College at Northampton.

Thursday, March 19, Address to the students of Mount Holyoke College at South Hadley.

Friday afternoon, March 20. Address to the Massachusettss Equal Suffrage League of College and Professional Women in Boston.

Saturday afternoon, March 21. Address to the students of Radcliffe College.

Saturday evening, March 21. Address to the students of Wellesely College.

Mrs. Susan Walker FitzGerald is Secretary of our Committee of Equal Suffrage lectures to Women College Students, and is also Secretary of the Massachusetts Equal Suffrage Association for Good Government. She is most anxious to arrange for a mass meeting under the auspices of the Massachusetts Equal Suffrage Association for Good Government, to which workingwomen should be invited to hear you speak. I told her that, as you had promised us this week, and as you seemed to feel that you ought not to give [more] time than a week, it did not seem fair for us to permit her to ask you to speak at this mass meeting in addition to all the other addresses to college women which we had planned for you. In working out [page 2] the programme, however, Friday <Saturday> evening is free, but I suppose that, in view of your two addresses the next <preceeding> day, at Radcliffe <Boston> in the afternoon and at Wellesley in the evening, it would not be wise for you to speak twice on Friday, in the afternoon to <at> the <Radcliffe> Equal Suffrage League and in the evening at this mass meeting. If you feel that this would be too great a tax, might it not be possible for Mrs. FitzGerald to arrange the mass meeting at some other time when you may be in Boston? I am anxious that you should not feel any hesitation in declining the invitation of the Massachusetts Equal Suffrage Association for Good Government during this trip, and I hope also that if they want you to stay over and speak on Monday of the next week you will not hesitate to refuse if you prefer to do so. I told Mrs. FitzGerald that I was very much afraid that you might think that the two Associations were one and the same because she was Secretary of both, and that I wished to write to you <myself about it so as> to make it perfectly clear <that they were not>.

We appreciate more than we can express your kindness in arranging to give this week to convincing college women -- for I am sure that you will convince them -- of the need of the ballot.

Miss Garrett and I are looking forward to the great pleasure of having you spend Monday and Monday night with us. We hope very much that you may be able to arrive or Saturday or Sunday, so as to give yourself time to get rested from the journey.

With kind regards,

Very sincerely yours,

M Cary Thomas <signed>

Miss Jane Addams.