Aletta Henriëtte Jacobs to Jane Addams, June 8, 1924

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June 8th 1924.

My dear Miss Addams,

I arrived in Philadelphia yesterday before I thought I was already there. Lucy Anthony was there at the station and we motored to Moylan. It is so quiet and restful here in these rustic environs, but there are already so many invitations for luncheons, teas etc. from Philadelphia ladies whom I have met before that after all the rest will not be so great.

It is very difficult to find the right words to express my feelings of thanks to you for all you have done for me. The time I spent in Hull House belongs to the very happy times I have had in my life. I loved so much the whole spirit in Hull House and all men and women I met there make such a deep impression upon me because of their work and the way they [page 2] feel for it and they fulfill their task that I never shall forget one of them. But above all you and Dr. Hamilton and sweet Mrs. Lovett I shall always remember with a feeling of love and I feel sure often when I will sit alone in my house in The Hague, your faces will come before me and make me feel happy again for the benefit to have learned to know you and your own surroundings and your daily work.

Do you know that the Penn. Branch of the W.I.L.P.Fr. will have an open-air Conference on Saturday June 14th in the Whittier Hall, Swarthmore College, to give first-hand impressions of the 4th Congress in Washington?

Hoping sincerely that you soon will get a restful time,

Lovingly yours

Aletta H. Jacobs.