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UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA OFFICE OF PROFESSOR OF SECONDARY EDUCATION. University, Virginia. December 22, 1916. Mrs. Mary C. B. Munford, Richmond, Virginia. My dear Mrs. Munford: I am glad to be advised in your letter December 21st of the proposed conference on the subject of the coordinate college. I think it extremely important that such conference be held and that the matter be followed up until a definite policy is agreed upon. One of the things that has operated against the success of the movement heretofore has been a lack of a thorough agreement between the friends in Richmond and the authori-ties here. They have gotten together too late in each instance. President Alderman has not mentioned the matter to me recently and I have not spoken to him on the subject. The fact is, I have been so busy that I have seen very little of him and have had few very brief conferences. I shall leave for a trip to New Orleans next Monday to be gone until the first of the year, but will try to find opportunity to mention the matter to him on my return. I had not lost my interest in the college and stand ready to help in any way in which I can. I think Dr. Chandler would be an extremely valuable man to have in our conference and as an advocate before the legislature, and I can see no objection to his being invited and, in fact, I think that if his cooperation can be secured in this way we should by all means have it. I do not expect to be in Richmond for several weeks and, therefore, am going to tell you in confidence what I was waiting until I could see you to communicate. I recently had a visit from Dr.Emilie McVey from Sweet Briar College who came to make the suggestion to President Alderman through me that some plan of coordination between the University of Virginia and Sweet Briar College be con-sidered. She stated that her trustees had absolute control of the Sweet Briar foundation and that although she had not consulted them. she felt that their approval to such an arrangement could be secured. I took her to call upon President Alderman and the matter was simply mentioned casually. He promised to give consideration to it. Since then I have not had an opportunity to speak to him on the subject. Miss McVey requested me to mention the matter to you and I am doing so in order that you may be thinking about it. She will probably call to see you during the holidays if you are in Richmond. I am, with kind regards and the season's greeting, Very sincerely, Charles G. Maphis M/D