8vo, pp. 465, ; frontispiece photograph of Jane Addams, 11 plates and numerous illustrations; a very good, bright copy in original red cloth, illustration of Hull House blocked to upper board; two typed letters, signed by Addams in ink to Mr. William Scarlett, typed on blue Hull-House letterhead paper, corrections by hand, dated Dec. 30 1910 and Jan. 9, 1911, tipped onto title-page; Scarlett’s ownership inscription and bookplate to pastedown and title.
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[Two autograph letters.] Twenty years at Hull House with autobiographical notes.
First edition, second printing (issued in the same month and year as the first). William Scarlett was Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri, and one of the founders of the Grace Hill Settlement House in St. Louis, based on Addams’s model for Hull House. The letters, addressed to Scarlett in New York, concern his attempts to invite Addams to speak at a dinner he is hosting; in both instances she declines. She writes: ‘I may be in New York … but if that is true I have promised to attend the Lincoln Day Celebration which is held at the Union Seminary. I think this day has been made use of by social workers for a long time’
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