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John Barrett, International Bureau of The American Republics, Organization of American States, Philander C. Knox, Ignacio Calderon, Arcadia C. Yarnall Cropper, Bolivia, Lillian Smith


The document is a carbon copy of a typed letter from the Assistant Secretary of State to John Barrett regarding the lack of a representative at the funeral of Mrs. Calderon.


Francis Mairs Huntington-Wilson


John Barrett

Corresponds to:

Folder 1-8, Document 203


Washington, D.C.



November 11, 1909.

My dear Mr. Barrett:

The Secretary was chagrined to learn that the officer of the Department who was by his direction to attend the funeral of Mrs. Calderon failed to be present owing to his mistake as to the date. Mrs. Knox herself called at the Bolivian Legation to express her sympathy and that of the Secretary, and to inquire whether she could be of any assistance. From this manifestation of the feeling of the Secretary and Mrs. Knox you will readily understand his keen regret, in which I myself join, at the unfortunate misunderstanding which prevented the intended representation of the Department at the funeral.

Since you mentioned to me that no representative of the Department had been present I have thought it best that you should understand the reasons.

Very sincerely yours,


The Honorable John Barrett,
Director, International Bureau of
The American Republics.



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Letter From Francis Mairs Huntington-Wilson to John Barrett, November 11, 1909



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