May 18 "1901
My dear Mr Ely
I will certainly get at the material this summer -- next month I hope -- I have been swamped with work for the past three months. We are developing some new [features?] with their own buildings this year that have been very absorbing.
I am ashamed of my delay but after Hull-House is of more importance than my feeble utterances.
Hoping that Mrs Ely is better and with cordial regards I am faithfully yours