The Fannie Bolton Story


W. C. White to A. G. Daniells, February 24, 1896

The matter of employing Sr. Bolton on the Echo lists and correspondence is a new thought to me. There is one part of the work that she seems admirably fitted to do, and there are other parts about which she will need help from others. If she is closely associated with someone of a business turn of mind like Sr. Graham or Sr. Ingels so that they can help her about the financial and business part of the work, it may be that her enthusiasm and her freedom in correspondence will result in stirring up our people to do more for the Echo. With proper counsel and guidance, she could at the same time do a little work that would help the editor by working up interesting notes from matters contained in the correspondence. Of course it would be best for her, as for all others, to do work in the name of the society, and thus avoid making the individual more prominent in the minds of the people than the society employing the individual. FBS 63.2

One thing largely in favor of giving her a trial on this work is the fact that it could be done without large expense or without the sacrifice of any other plans. She is now ready to go to America by way of England, but does not feel anxious about hurrying off. Therefore, the expense involved would be only her wages, and the risks and responsibilities and sacrifice of other plans are next to nothing. I have not the highest hopes regarding her success, but in our present distress for help, she is far the best one I can think of. Mother does not wish to say anything about this, either good or bad. Prescott and Rousseau unite with me in favoring a trial. FBS 63.3