Deland, Margaret Wade Campbell, 1857-1945 / Report to the contributors to the American Authors Fund
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REPORT TO THE CONTRIBUTORS TO THE AMERICAN AUTHORS FUND About a year ago, the following persons,- Alice Brown, Winston Churchill, Margaret Deland, Hamnlin Garland, Katharine F. Gerould, Robert Grant, Arthur Sherburne Hardy, William D. Howells, Basil King, A. Lawrence Lowell, Arthur Stanwood Pier, Agnes Repplier, T. Russell Sullivan, Booth Tarkington, Mrs. Terhune (Marion Harland), Kate Douglas Wiggin, sent an appeal to American writers, suggesting that we should each contri- bute one dollar - (or more !) -for the Relief of Wounded Soldiers of the Allied Nations. The response was very generous; $6,000 has been received, of which, after deducting the costs of printing, postage, cataloguing, etc., about $5,000 has been distributed among the military hospitals of France, Eng- land, Serbia and Italy. Through Mrs. Dorothy Canfield Fisher, $200 has been devoted to the work of teaching blind soldiers how to support themselves; Mrs. Edith Wharton has arranged that a bed in the hospital for Les Tuberculeux de la Guerre should be endowed, and called "The Gift of American Authors;" and a contribution has gone to our ambulance service in Russia. It is now proposed that we all give another dollar, so that our work can continue. 3,700 of us have raised $6,000. Can we not roll up at least $3,000 more for the men who are giving their lives for the things for which our Art stands: - Civilization and Humanity ? Contributions may be sent to The State Street Trust Co., 33 State Street, Boston. MARGARET DELAND, Treas.
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