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J. Reuben Clark, John Bassett Moore, Article, Newspaper, Divorce, Francis Mairs Huntington-Wilson, Lucy Wortham James


A handwritten letter from John Basset Moore to J. Reuben Clark dated November 17, 1915. Within, Moore expresses his shock upon discovering via a newspaper article that Huntington-Wilson and his wife Lucy Wortham James had been divorced.


John Bassett Moore


J. Reuben Clark

Corresponds to:

Folder 2-13, Document 1


New York City, New York


Private. Nov. 17, 1915.

Dear Mr. Clark:

My attention was called this evening to an article in a newspaper stating that Huntington Wilson and his wife had been divorced. Having heard nothing of trouble between them, the report came as a shock to me. I had passed a good many pleasant hours at their home in Washington, and from their bearing towards each other I inferred they were happy in their married life. I have always felt an attachment for Wilson and appreciated his good qualities, among which were fidelity - and a shiny sense of duty, and his wife I always found clever and attractive far beyond the average. I suppose they just drifted apart.

I hope you are well, and I am

Sincerely yours,

J.B. Moore.

The Hon.

J. Reuben Clark.



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Letter From John Bassett Moore to J. Reuben Clark, November 17, 1915



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