December 3. 1919. Dr. J. A. C. Chandler, William and Mary College, Williamsburg, Virginia. Mr dear Dr. Chandler: I am sending you a line to thank you personally for the fine way you mentioned both the University and the Suffrage matters in your annual address as retiring President of the State Teachers Association. The women of the State will not forget your service to them in these days of effort.
I am enclosing you a copy of a letter which explains itself. Dr. Alderman told Mr. Meredith and me when he was in the City during the Education Conference, that the proposition was very well received, and that a special meeting of the Board had been set for the first week in January to consider and take action on the same. There were six members of the Board present. Those absent were Judge Norton, Mr. Dillard, of Rocky Mount, Mr. John Stewart Bryan and the new member from Tazewell whose name I do not now recall. Dr. Alderman considers Mr. John Stewart Bryan in a certain sense rather pivotal in the stand he may take at the next meeting of the Board. In talking the matter over he asked that we would do what we could to get Mr. Bryan's cooperation. We all thought a word from you would be extremely helpful with Mr. Bryan, and I was asked to communicate with you, to request that you would see Mr. Bryan on your next visit to Richmond, and as a man prominent in the educational work of the State, give him your view-point on this matter as it relates itself to our whole educational system. I am sure such a visit on your part will be productive of great good. Will you let me hear from you with reference to this matter? Again thanking you, and with heartiest appreciation and good wishes, I am, Sincerely yours, "[blank]"