503 E. Grace St., Richmond, Va., Jan. 8th, 1914.
Mr. Chas. G. Maphis, University, Va.
Dear Mr. Maphis:- Yours of the 7th is to hand. By this time your copy of the Bulletin must be received. I am sending you today a half dozen extra copies and will also mail a copy of it to Mr. Furst as suggested. We have catalogues of the Coordinate College in hand, a good deal of material in regard to the budgets also, but budgets seem to be things the colleges do not readily give out. I think with you it is important that the expense accounts show in the beginnings along this line of coordinate colleges, should be in hand. Could you undertake to gather these. We have worked day and night, some of us until 1 and 2 o'clock every night, it is almost impossible to keep up even with the correspondence. I am sorry to say that today finds me sick in bed with the grippe. I hope to be better by the early part of next week. I wish very much I could see you. Is there not a chance that you could get down here by Monday. I want to confer with you about certain matters in regard to the bill. Dr. Chandler has asked that the resolution which was prepared by Mr. Russell in conference with you, as to admission in the School of Education be embodied in the bill. I would like to know what you think about this. Personally I see no objection to it. Do you think it would be well for me to have a conference with Dean Page and Mr. Gordon. I am very anxious to keep the plans for this college closely in touch with their views and desires, but I am more or less handicapped by reason of the fact that these gentlemen, especially Dean Page have seemed a little shy about conferring with me. Of course I do not wish to embarrass them, on the other hand, it would be much better for the work, and far more gratifying for me if I could keep in touch with them for their judgment and advice. I am enclosing you a copy of circular which has been pretty widely distributed I thin, I am satisfied that it comes from the same source which gave us so much trouble in Lynchburg. It seems to me to be a matter which the higher institutions of learning would all naturally take cognizance of, as well as the normal schools, who would disapprove of this method of gaining support for that particular branch of the State educational system in just this way. I have given a copy to Dr. Chandler and Mr. Stearnes, but you can advise best how to meet just this line of talk which has already assumed some proportions, I fear. We have women chairmen in each Congressional District, but as yet we have no chairman in the 7th District. Can you suggest some woman in Charlottesville who would become chairman in that district. We want a worker as a center from which to work in each of the ten Congressional Districts.