Document Type

Letter

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Date

3-24-1909

Keywords

Herbert Henry Davis Peirce, American Minister to Norway, ambassador, Nobel Peace Prize nomination, Elihu Root

Description

The document is a carbon copy of a typed letter from the Assistant Secretary of State to Herbert H. D. Peirce concerning the nomination of Elihu Root for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Sender

Francis Mairs Huntington-Wilson

Recipient

Herbert H. D. Peirce

Corresponds to:

Folder 1-8, Document 38

City

Washington, D.C.

Transcription

March 24, 1909.

My dear Mr. Peirce:

Thanks for your letter of the 10th instant, in which you speak in so friendly a way of my appointment to this post.

I am much interested to hear that Mr. Root's name has been submitted to the Nobel Committee. I fully understand the delicacy of your position in the matter and I think that of the Department is equally delicate, in a way. I should have rather expected a request for the documents to come in definite form through the Norwegian Legation here. However, since you have an intimation upon which you can act, I have today directed that the documents you desire be at once sent you.

Please present my compliments to Mrs. Peirce, and believe me, always,

Yours sincerely,

[signature]

The Honorable H.H.D. Peirce,
etc., etc., etc.,
The American Minister,
Christiana.

Language

English

Rights Statement

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Letter From Francis Mairs Huntington-Wilson to Herbert H. D. Peirce, March 24, 1909

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