Jane Addams to Harriet Monroe, January 20, 1913


Jan. 20, 1913

My dear Miss [Monroe]: --

Wouldn't you like to answer the enclosed letter for me? I am a little modest in addressing one poet in regard to another poet. Poor Scharmel Iris really has no right to say that I advised him to write to Miss Guiney, or to Edmund Gosse, or to Mr. Yeats. He quoted two or three names to me like Mr. O'Malley, and I said there were other great critics in the world such as -- etc. If I could say something of this sort to Miss Guiney for me and also that we are trying to look after our poor little Chicago boy, I would be very much obliged to you.

It is lovely to have a place to which one may refer poets as one may refer cases of charity to the <United> Charities!

Faithfully yours,

Jane Addams [signed]

Miss Harriet [Monroe],