Richard T. Ely to Jane Addams, May 2, 1912

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THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN
MADISON
DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL ECONOMY
R. T. Ely
May second,
Nineteen hundred twelve.
Miss Jane Addams,
Hull House,
Chicago, Illinois.

Dear Miss Addams:

Please accept my thanks for your new book A New Conscience and an Ancient Evil. It always gives me especial pleasure to receive a book from you, and I am glad that you are writing as many as you are. Your works are having a great influence, and this influence will last a long time.

Do you remember how I frequently used to urge you to write more even if it involved some shifting of your activities?

I find myself in pretty general agreement with you, but I am not so sure that you are right in your advocacy of votes for women as in other respects. I see some objections to granting the suffrage to women, but at the same time I am not as yet prepared to take a position of radical antagonism to it.

With best wishes,

Faithfully yours,

Richard T Ely [signed]

RTE/HDS

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