Richard Theodore Ely to Jane Addams, July 21, 1902


Madison, Wis., July 21, 1902.

Miss Jane Addams,
335 S. Halsted St.,
Chicago, Ill.

My dear Miss Addams;

Please accept my thanks for your letter of the 17th inst. I think there is no reason for anxiety concerning Miss Benedict's pictures. I received a telegram from Mr. Alden, telling me that the pictures and the article should be in New York today. Consequently I telegraphed as I did. You sent the pictures addressed to him, I suppose, and there is no doubt, I think, that they were received. Wither Mr. Alden's attention had not been called to the pictures, or he, for the moment, had forgotten that they had been received.  If they had not been found, I should doubtless have heard from him before this. I expect to receive a letter in a few days.

As I read Mrs. Kelley's letter, Miss Benedict's given name is Enella. Don't tell Mrs. Kelley, but it is the only word in the letter concerning which I have any doubt!

I am very glad that your book is meeting with such marked success. You will see a reference to it in my next article in Harper's Monthly, which will probably be out the last of this week.

Faithfully yours,

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P.S.  I did not receive any reply to an important letter which I recently sent to Miss Amanda Johnson, in care of Hull-House. Will you kindly give me her address, and let me know if she is now in Chicago? We have thought favorably of her for the head resident of the new settlement in Milwaukee, but I have been doubtful about her willingness to leave Chicago.