Robert A. Woods to Jane Addams, December 8, 1910

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SOUTH END HOUSE
20 UNION PARK
BOSTON

Dec. 8, 1910.

Dear Miss Addams-

I was very greatly pleased to have a gift copy of what will stand [preeminently] as your book. 

I feel that you have laid down the classic of settlement literature, existing and to come, [page 2] and it is a fortunate cause which can have so rare an expression.

I am convinced too that it will be a strong clear note to open a new stage in the social movement which [will?] a sound synthesis of broad propaganda with [page 3] organic, structural community upbuilding.

It is quite stirring to think that a new generation will get the truth in a form so deep and so winning.

I could wish that you might make this book a goal post beyond which you [page 4] would let others carry many of the less significant burdens you have so long borne, and reserve your strength of vision and oration for the further chapters in the story.

Yours Ever,

Robt. A. Woods.

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