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503 East Grace Street, Richmond, Virginia, December 6, 1919. Dr. E. A. Alderman, President, University, Va. My dear Dr. Alderman: Since our conference in Richmond I have, according to your request, written Dr. Chandler, urging him to see Stewart Bryan. I have asked Dr. Bowie to ascertain if he can Bishop Brown's feeling in regard to the matter we are now interested in. As soon as I get this information I will write you, since I understand it is our policy to endeavor to get Bishop Brown to approach Mr. Bryan. A letter from Mr. Walton Moore to Mr. Meredith reports that a recent visit by him to Judge Norton is altogether opposed to anything being done by the University for women. Perhaps Judge Norton may change his views when he meets with the Board and finds the mass of sympathy, with something tangible being done. I have written Mr. Moore and suggested that he approach Mr. Bryan, feeling he would carry weight with him. Mr. Moore Mr. Moore seems very much overwhelmed with his Congressional duties, and since I believe some word from him to Stewart Bryan would be most helpful, I am wondering if you would not think it wise to make a suggestion to Mr. Walton Moore along the same line as mine. My own view is that if you personally would see Stewart Bryan, it would do more than anything else to convince him that conservative action at this time is the wise and proper policy for the Board of Visitors. Meanwhile, I am proposing to confer with Dr. Douglas Freeman and get his advice as to how best influence Mr. Bryan's mind. I am herewith enclosing you copies of certain papers with reference to the Medical College of Virginia, as well as a copy of the Strode Bill of last year, which papers you requested me to send you. We understand from Profes-sor [Professor] Thornton in a letter to Mr. Meredith, that the Faculty has been consulted and that the out-look [outlook] there, as you prophesied, seems most hopeful. May I suggest again the wisdom of interesting Mr. Cochran and approaching the Governor, if for no other reason than to guard against any new members of the Board being appointed who would be entirely inimical to women at the University? Neither Mr. Meredith nor myself have heard from Dr. Chandler as yet, and we both think some