Dear Sister Clara
You don't know how grateful I was for your letter from H. H. -- the very last weeks away are quite a pull for I am eager to get back. At present I am swimming in proof -- it is an awfully big book 115000 <words!>. I am learning to do the proof pretty well, partly because I have been writing so much and partly because I have three or four hours of uninterrupted time at a stretch. [page 2]
Will you do the index if I ask Macmillan to send the page proof on to Chicago as fast as it is ready? The paging has been delayed until [Norah's] last drawings come in, on the theory that they would be scattered [through] the text, but I hope to get the indicated places back to Macmillan before I leave here Saturday, if the last diagram's proofs come.
I wrote to Miss [Inglis] in regard to taking the coffee house but [page 3] I have not heard from her.
I will be at home either Sat the 7th or early Sunday the 8th. I have an engagement to speak Sunday evening at the opening of the Sunday Evening Club lectures in Orchestra hall. Could you write me a line to Plymouth Inn Northampton Mass, we will be there certainly Wed. Oct 5th -- you knew, didn't you that Miss Crocker from Ann Arbor would be at H. H. for four months this fall. She could have my [page 4] room until I come and then perhaps we could put her up in Norah's old room upstairs or [somewhere] else.
I can't tell you how glad I am that you are back. My love to you and to all of H. H.
Always affectionately yrs
Will you ask Miss [Prendaville] to have Cox finish in his best style, three of the portraits of J. A. aged 7.