Jane Addams to Emily Greene Balch, January 20, 1923


Hotel Continental

On board [Kaisar] I Hind
Red Sea -- Jany 20" 1923

Dearest Emily Balch --

I have thought of you so much of the time since we have left Port Said and have gone over again and again my action in regard to your letter & telegram. I wish I could have seen you first but the people who had seen you at Frieburg were so sure you needed a year at least ↑(two of them thought more)↓ which your telegram confirmed. I can't bear to go on without you and I keep telling myself that the arrangement is only temporary and that you must come back. Of course you are still on the board and sec'y of the board, it is only the executive office which has resigned.

Would you be willing to have me arrange a fund for a living arrangement for you at the Maison [Internationale], so that you could come & go as you liked and be our [traveling] sec'y [now?] [although] you only [traveled] occasionally. It would make a great difference to me if you did. [page 2]

Please never think again of that old summer school deficit. We had $500.00 left over from Salzburg, Mrs Johnson gave $1000.00 so that it is practically made up now. Of course the board would never think of letting you pay it and it is all a matter of the past. Our whole summer school policy is in an experimental stage still.

I am just "out" the last day or two and still have to be rather careful. The Red Sea has been hot but by no means unendurable and we are anticipating Bombay with real eagerness. Miss [Pater?] (who is a Wellesley woman now at Columbia where she is in charge of the foreign students) was much disappointed not to know you had been on board.

With my cordial greetings to Miss Cheever, I am always yours with unchanging affection Jane Addams

P.S. We both liked [Aswan] so much, I do hope you can get down to it.