Document 3: Deputations to the European Governments, July 1915, Jane Addams Papers, Series I, Swarthmore College Peace Collection (Jane Addams Papers Microfilm, reel 8, #1098).

Introduction

       The following document was the official itinerary with the names of the delegates who toured European capitals in 1915, and the government officials with whom the delegates met.  Jane Addams was elected President of the Congress at The Hague, and she maintained progress reports and regular correspondence with other Congress delegates. Chrystal Macmillan was a spokesperson for the anti-war opinion in Great Britain. Dr. Aletta Jacobs was a Dutch envoy. Rosa Genoni represented Italian women and Rosika Schwimmer represented Hungary. These five women visited the Netherlands, Great Britain, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Switzerland, Italy, France, and Belgium.

       The other delegation visited Scandinavian countries, including Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, as well as Russia and the Netherlands. Emily Greene Balch, a committed social activist, college professor and author at the time of the peace delegation, represented the United States along with Jane Addams. Some other members of the Scandinavian and Russian delegation included Cor Ramondt-Hirshmann, a Dutch delegate; Baronness Palmastierna, a Swedish delegate, and Macmillan, Genoni, and Schwimmer.  The itinerary illustrates the pace of the delegation's movements and the large number of important dignitaries that the women peace delegates met during the tour.

ENCLOSURE

 

  DEPUTATIONS TO THE EUROPEAN GOVERNMENTS
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May

  

7.

  

The Hague.

  

Prime Minister, Cort van der Linden:

(Jane Addams.  
(Dr. Aletta Jacobs.  
(Rosa Genoni.  
(Chrystal Macmillan.  
(Rosika Schwimmer
May 13. London.  Foreign Minister, Sir Edward Grey: (Jane Addams.  
(Dr. Aletta Jacobs.  
(Rosa Genoni.
May 14.  " Prime Minister Asquith: Jane Addams. 
         
May 21.   Berlin.  Foreign Minister, von Jagow: (Jane Addams.  
(Dr. Aletta Jacobs.
" 22. " Reichskansellior, von Bethmann Hollweg: Jane Addams. 
         
May 26.   Vienna.  Prime Minister, von Sturgkh: (  
(Jane Addams. 
May  27.   " Foreign Minister, von Burian:  (Dr. Aletta Jacobs. 
         
May  30. Buda Pesth. Prime Minister, von Tisza: Jane Addams. 
         
June  2.  Berne. Foreign Minister Hoffmann:  (  
(Jane Addams. 
"  2.  "  President Motta: (Dr. Aletta Jacobs.
         
June  4.  Rome.  Foreign Minister, Sonino:  (  
(Jane Addams.
"  5.  "  Prime Minister, Salandra: (Dr. Aletta Jacobs.

 
While in Rome Jane Addams and Dr. Aletta Jacobs also had a private audience with the Pope on June 8th.
 

June 12.  Paris.  Foreign Minister, Dolcasse: (  
(Jane Addams.
" 14. Prime Minister, Vivani:  (Dr. Aletta Jacobs.
May 13. London.  Foreign Minister, Sir Edward Grey: (Jane Addams.  
(Dr. Aletta Jacobs.  
(Rosa Genoni.
May 14.  " Prime Minister Acquith: Jane Addams. 
         
May 21.   Berlin.  Foreign Minister, von Jagow: (Jane Addams.  
(Dr. Aletta Jacobs.
" 22. " Reichskansellior, von Bethmann Hollweg: Jane Addams. 
         
June 16.   Havre.  Foreign Minister of Belgium, d'Avignon: ( Jane Addams.  
(Dr. Aletta Jacobs.
         
May 28. Copenhagen.  (Prime Minister Zahle:  
(Foreign Minister, Scavenius:
(Emily Balch.  
(Chrystal MacMillan.  
(Cor Ramondt-Hirsch -mann.  
(Rosika Schwimmer
         
May 31. Christiania. His Majesty the King: (Emily Balch.  
(Chrystal MacMillan.
31. Foreign Minister, Ihlen: (Cor Ramondt-Hirsch -mann.
June  1. " Prime Minister, Knudsen: (Rosika Schwimmer.
         
June  1. " (President of the Storting, Aarstad:  
(Vice-President of Storting, Lovland:  
(President of the Odelating, Castberg:  
(President of the Lagting, Jahren:
(  
(Emily Balch.  
(Chrystal MacMillan.  
(Cor Ramondt-Hirsh- (mann.  
(Rosika Schwimmer.  
(
         
  

June

  

2.

  

Stockholm.

  

Foreign Minister, Wallenberg:

(Emily Balch.  
(Chrystal MacMillan.  
(Cor Ramondt-Hirsh- 
(mann.  
(Rosika Schwimmer.
  

June

  

16.

  

Petrograd.

  

Foreign Minister, Sazonow:

(Emily Balch.  
(Chrystal MacMillan.  
(Baroness Ellen (Palmastierna.  
(Cor Ramondt-Hirsh- (mann.
         
  

June

  

26.

  

Stockholm.

  

Foreign Minister, Wallenberg:

(Emily Balch.  
(Chrystal MacMillan.  
(Baronness (Palmastierna.  
(Cor Ramondt-Hirsch (-mann.
         
June 30. Christiania. Foreign Minister, Ihlen: Chrystal Macmillan.
         
June  30. The Hague. Prime Minister, Cort van der Linden: (Dr. Aletta Jacobs.  
(Rosika Schwimmer. 
         
  

July  

"

  

7.  

8.

  

" "  

" "

 Prime Minister, Cort van der Linden:  

Prime Minister, Loudon:

(Dr. Aletta Jacobs.  
(Emily Balch.  
(Chrystal Macmillan.  
(Cor Ramondt-Hirsch (-mann.  
(Rosika Schwimmer.

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