Document Type

Letter

Files

Download

Download Full Text (975 KB)

Date

6-22-1909

Keywords

Whitelaw Reid, William Howard Taft, Philander C. Knox, Mrs. Black, American Ambassador to London, Court of Saint James

Description

The document is a carbon copy of a typed letter from the Assistant Secretary of State to Whitelaw Reid concerning a vacancy in the presentation at the Court of Saint James.

Sender

Francis Mairs Huntington-Wilson

Recipient

Whitelaw Reid

Corresponds to:

Folder 1-8, Document 136

City

Washington, D.C.

Transcription

June 22, 1909.

My dear Mr. Reid:

Many thanks for your kind telegram about the vacancy in the list for presentation at court and also for your note of the 8th instant.

Before writing you a reply I inquired of the President and of the Secretary of State whether either had in mind someone then abroad who it was particularly desired should benefit by the vacancy caused by the disappearance of Mrs. Black. There was none, so I trust you yourself had a suitable candidate. From my own experience with garden parties in Tokyo I feel particularly sympathetic with your Embassy in all the horrors and exasperations of arranging your sixteen presentations a year without the mournful result of sixteen ungrateful and several hundred enraged citizens.

Again thanking you for your considerate effort to give us an opportunity to select a person for the vacancy upon the list, I remain, my dear Mr. Reid,

Yours sincerely,

[signature]

The Honorable Whitelaw Reid,
American Ambassador,
London.

Language

English

Rights Statement

Please contact the Myrin Library Special Collections Department for permissions to use this document. https://www.ursinus.edu/library/archives-special-collections/

Letter From Francis Mairs Huntington-Wilson to Whitelaw Reid, June 22, 1909

Share

COinS
 
 

To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.