Sale 2367 - Lot 36
Price Realized: $ 469
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URGING CREATION OF U.S. CHILDREN'S BUREAU ADDAMS, JANE. Typed Letter Signed, to Walter I. Smith, appealing for support of a pending bill in Congress that proposes a Federal Children's Bureau. 1 page, 8vo, "Hull-House" stationery, pale blue paper; ink received stamp at lower right (not affecting signature), horizontal folds. Chicago, 25 November 1909
". . . [F]our-fifths of all the arrests in the criminal courts of Chicago are of boys between the ages of 15 and 25, of whom the large majority are under 19. This is so menacing that we should like to know whether the same condition is met in other American cities . . . . The proposed Children's Bureau could collect and distribute the very sort of information most valuable to [those] . . . connected with the lives of city children."