Dec. 14, 1910
Dear Miss Addams:-
I see that Felix Adler is to speak on Tolstoy here under the auspices of the Ethical Culture Society. But that seems to be a commercial venture, and I do not think it ought to take the place of the Tribute that Chicago ought to pay to the great Russian. I do not want to let our dreams of a meeting go by default, so I put on paper my desire to be in such an affair.
If a preliminary council should be called to lunch together, according to your suggestion, it occurs to me that these people would be congenial advisers, if we could get them together: Charles Crane, Professor Halsey of Lake Forest, Louis Post, Mr. and Dr. [Yarros], Graham Taylor, perhaps Dr. Davis, President of the Theological School at Union Park, yourself and as many more or as many less as you think wise. If the meeting could be held before the 7th or 8th of January, perhaps we could catch Mr. and Mrs. William Kent in the city. He would make an interesting speaker at such a meeting.
I know that you are loaded with cares and responsibilities, and I fear what is worse, with physical pain. I have not heard of your condition lately, but hope that you have got rid of that aching in the jaw. If there is anything that I can do to help this thing along without breaking your back, please command me.
Very sympathetically your brother,