Jane Addams to Vilma Glücklich, April 15, 1924



Hull-House, Chicago
April 15, 1924

My dear Vilma Glücklich:

It is so very nice to know that you are coming after all and of course it will be easy to explain any misunderstanding the minute we see each other.

Madam Ramondt was appointed Financial Secretary at the last seating of the Board at the Hotel in the Hague after the Conference in December, 1922. I always thought that you were there and took down the minutes of the meeting so of course it never occurred to me to tell you about it. As you may doubtless remember, the Board had previously decided that it was foolish for me to bring home any money I might have with me to the United States and put it in the New York bank, that the currency of Holland was perfectly stable, that Mrs. Palthe agreed to act as actual Treasurer if she could have someone to do the correspondence and take care of the actual bookkeeping for her, that Madam Ramondt consented to do that and was thereupon made Financial Secretary. Madam Ramondt has been the Assistant or Recording Secretary before so it seemed perfectly easy to make her Financial Secretary and you General Secretary, divine the two offices which Miss Balch had held. It is not very customary to combine them and we all agreed that under the circumstances it was better to divide the two offices. It was clear in my mind and I can only explain the confusion in your mind on the [apotheosis] that you were not present at the two last meetings. The procedure was all strictly constitutional.

Dame Rachel Crowdy was invited weeks ago and when they expected her to come to the League for Women Voters in Buffalo which meets the week before ours, we had agreed today half her expenses and we hoped the arrangement was complete, when she found that she could not come at all either for them or for us. I did not know anything about anyone else from the League of Nations having been invited.

As you see by the [enclosed] tentative program, I am giving the opening address the first morning and Miss Heymann the review of the work in the afternoon. It seemed to me very much better to have the Survey made by a European than by anyone who spend so much of the nine years in the United States. [page 2] I am very grateful for the material which you sent and it is all now in Miss Heymann’s hands.

Anticipating your coming with much pleasure, I am

Affectionately yours,

Miss Vilma Glücklich
Steamship Berengaria
New York City