My dear Alice
I am sending two books for the special edition. Mrs Bowen bought out the remainder of them at the price of the regular edition, so these two cost $5.00. You can have others, if you like.
I am putting in the Beethoven for your Xmas and the Henry Irving for Marcet. If you are sending a box to her, perhaps it can go with it. Her plans seemed a little uncertain when I was in N.Y. [although] she thought she would be there for Xmas. [page 2]
We had a very nice visit together. She was looking very well and happy.
I hope you will like the Beethoven. So many people were reading & discussing the lecture at Bar Harbor last year and calling him as great in literary style as in musical.
Always, dear Alice, your loving sister Jane Addams
Dec 11" 1911