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Leonard E. Reibold, Charles R. Crane, Minister to China, American Book Company, school books


The document is a typed letter from Leonard E. Reibold to the Assistant Secretary of State concerning the possibility of an interview with Charles R. Crane, the new U.S. Minister to China.


Leonard E. Reibold


Francis Mairs Huntington-Wilson

Corresponds to:

Folder 1-7, Document 1


New York City


Foreign and Colonial Department
Cable Address-Reader, New York

American Book Company
Washington Square
New York, U.S.A.


July 19, 1909

Honorable Huntington Wilson,
First Assistant Secretary of State,
Washington, D.C.

My dear Mr. Wilson:-

I see by the public press that the Honorable Charles R. Crane of Chicago has been appointed Minister to China. It is stated that he is to be in New York to-morrow to confer with New York Bankers. If it is the Minister's intention to spend more than a day or so in New York at this time, I wonder whether you would be good enough to arrange an interview with him for me and thus offer an opportunity of presenting him a recital of the facts of our negotiations with the Chinese authorities, looking to the extension of trade in American school books with that country? If Mr. Crane is not remaining here long enough at the present time to accord me an interview, I could meet him in Washington if that would be more convenient. I would appreciate a line from you on this subject at your leisure.

Faithfully yours,




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Letter From Leonard E. Reibold to Francis Mairs Huntington-Wilson, July 19, 1909



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