Eleanor Dougherty to Jane Addams, [1910]

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"In the Berkshires"
SOUTH EGREMONT, MASS.
MOUNT EVERETT INN

My dear Miss Addams,

Your book "The Spirit of Youth and the City Streets" gave me so much inspiration that I wrote on completing it these few lines which I send you, not as literature, but as a personal tribute.

The idea of saving from death the invaluable [capacities] of youth is the one to which I most desire to give my life. [page 2] The possibilities along these lines by the use of music, the dramatic instinct, pantomime, folk songs and dances seem to me infinite, -- as you say in your first chapter.

I believe you know my brother Walter Hampton of the Servant in the House -- perhaps also my brother Paul Dougherty the painter. Anyway they know and admire you. May I offer you my thanks and admiration for though I am just one of those "young creatures" you do not despise.

Eleanor Dougherty.

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