February 5, 1914.
My dear Miss Addams: --
I have in mind to spend a week or ten days in Chicago next month in the interest of the Atlanta University work. Our school is full and our work vigorous, but the financial situation seems to necessitate my going out on a campaign for money raising.
I shall be very grateful for any suggestions which you may give me by which I may get a chance to present our work to some of the people in Chicago who, if they felt so disposed, might help us financially. I should like to speak before any interested club or group of people or even in church gatherings, and I am writing to Rev. Ozora Davis to see if he can help me in this matter. I do not wish to add one straw to the burdens you carry for the public welfare, and if there is nothing that you can do to get me an introduction to individuals for the purpose I have named, I hope you will say so quite frankly. I never make it difficult for any person whom I approach for aid in our work to say [page 2] no. My hope is that I may be able so to interest those whom I see that they will be glad to help.