Elbert F. Baldwin, The Outlook, magazine, State Department, salaries, examinations, promotions
The document is a typed letter from Elbert F. Baldwin to the Assistant Secretary of State regarding State Department salaries. Enclosed also is a copy of an article from The Outlook magazine on new regulations for entrance examinations and promotions in the State Department.
Elbert F. Baldwin
Francis Mairs Huntington-Wilson
Folder 1-6, Document 3
287 Fourth Avenue
December 31 1909
December 30, 1909.
My dear Mr. Wilson:
Thank you very much indeed for your kind long letter received here this morning. I am greatly indebted to you for writing to me at such generous length. It is quite in line, however, with your unfailing courtesy to me. By reason of your patient explanation I now understand the situation with regard to State Department salaries much better than I did, and I am very glad to have your letter at hand for reference in case it should be desirable to comment editorially upon this subject. It may be that it will be desirable in view of the appropriations requested from Congress.
In this connection I enclose copy of one of my recent screeds.
The Assistant Secretary of State
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Baldwin, Elbert F., "Letter From Elbert F. Baldwin to Francis Mairs Huntington-Wilson, December 30, 1909" (1909). Other Correspondence. 195.
The supplemental file available here is an article from The Outlook, December 18, 1909, entitled "The Victor and the Spoils." It credits Huntington Wilson with developing the new merit system used for promotion within the State Department.