February 18, 1911
Dear Miss Addams
It was a great pleasure to see and hear you in New York. I have just finished Chapter XI of your book, and it interests me inexpressibly. You and I have the [page 2] same ideals and aspirations. You have given your whole life. I have gone on in my profession, have married and brought up a family. But in the midst and as part of my life I have tried to [realize] these ideals and [page 3] aspirations. Through all you and your work have been very near to me. Surely there are many who could say the same.
There is one of the [medieval] women whom we only know [through] her [page 4] picture -- Palma Vecchio's daughter, the Santa Barbara. I have her picture in my hall, and I am sure that I shall meet her and you in the asphodel meadows, and that there also will be good work for us to do. Meanwhile I am sure that the dear Lord blesses you and Hull House.
Everett P. Wheeler