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Addams, Jane (1860-1935) Twenty years at Hull-house, with autobiographical notes. With illus. by Norah Hamilton.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05168 Author/Creator: Addams, Jane (1860-1935) Place Written: s.l. Type: Book signed Date: 1 May 1912 Pagination: 453 p. 20.5 x 14 cm Order a Copy

Inscribed: "Dear Miss Passmore I have had a very charming visit in your home and am glad to leave my name behind. Sincerely yours, Jane Addams, May 1, 1912." First edition, 1910.

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