1901 February 18. Jacob [A.] Riis ALS to [Elgin R. L. Gould]; New York City, New York.
Forwards a letter: "Will you answer it? I have told my correspondent that you know everything in that field, and all there is of it." Disturbed by an article in the Chicago Tribune about a tenement construction project (adjacent to the Hull House): "the plan of the admirable model tenements erected in New York under the supervision of Mr Jacob A. Riis." "I fumed, but what is the use … I want you to know that I discourage the notion that I created the world and all that it is, including the declaration of independence, and Mrs Carrie Nation, in every one of my talks, because I really didn't do it all; but the result is not what it might be. See enclosure dated February 15, 1901.