Dear Miss Addams:
While in Chicago on Monday I tried to reach you by telephone, but found that you were not in.
The meeting of the Regents takes place a week from Monday, and if it is possible I ought to have all matters definitely arranged by the middle of next week. I venture to ask if you have as yet seen Mr. McCormick? I have not heard from him as yet. If you could see him personally I believe it might result in a favorable decision. There is nothing like a personal interview. I do not like to give you trouble, but I feel that you appreciate the importance of the undertaking. I am inclined to think that I shall take up your suggestion and write to Mrs. Lloyd about my proposed undertaking. I hesitated about doing so because I have not felt sure concerning her ability to assist in such a large enterprise, and I have felt that she is probably inclined to be too generous.