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


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.


Francis Mairs Huntington-Wilson


Herbert H. D. Peirce

Corresponds to:

Folder 1-8, Document 38


Washington, D.C.


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,


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



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

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