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they came to New York at about the same time. I never knew
them in Chicago. I'm pretty sure that they were in New York
before I went to Chicago. That's my memory of it then.
I never saw them or heard of them before I came to New York.
Henry was married before he came to Chicago.
Frederick Cleveland and William Allen were the
senior officers of the Bureau of Municipal Research. They
were picking up people to work for them.
It later turned out that Bruere, Paul Wilson and I
had many friends in common in Chicago, but that was just
the accidental quality of who I had known. I don't know
how I met them. You know how people meet in New York.
How do you meet? I couldn't for the life of me say. Somebody
knows somebody. Somebody has a party and somebody's
there. You see somebody several times and there you are,
you know him casually. There were no great gay goings-on
in those days. Life was very circumspect, correct.
I suppose I had been somewhat touched by feminist
ideas and that one of the reasons that I kept my maiden
name. My whole generation was, I suppose, the first generation
that openly and actively asserted - at least some of
us did - the separateness of women and their personal
independence in the family relationship. There was always
talk about, should a man support his wife, or should he say.
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