Jane Addams to Paul Underwood Kellogg, September 15, 1914


Hulls Cove, Maine.

My dear Mr. Kellogg:

I was called to Philadelphia by the death of my Aunt Jane, so did not find your letter until my return here.

The Peace people I did see in Boston, however, were no nearer nor yet so near a manifesto. Your plan with Mr. Devine's is by far the best thing there is on foot, I imagine.

The only names I should add to those you telegraphed me are Miss Lathrop -- she has some real ideas on the subject -- Graham Taylor, possibly W. D. Howell, Edwin D. Mead is on the ocean now, and should of course bring the older peace efforts in line with this new one, if that is desirable.

I am sending a copy of Miss Schwimmer's plan which you may have seen -- I have signed it reluctantly as a member of the National Suffrage Board, simply because I don't like to damp any plan which is so widespread, but it doesn't seem very feasible.

My editorial may come along later, I am having my usual ill luck with the war editorial -- or rather the subject is too much for me.

Always faithfully yours,


P. S. I hope very much that you are sending the invitations and sending out a list of those invited with each invitation.