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Herbert Parsons, Francis Mairs Huntington-Wilson, Charles Richard Crane, resignation, China, six-power loan
This handwritten letter from Herbert Parsons to Francis Mairs Huntington-Wilson advises Wilson to write a history of the State Department's recent dealings with China as well as documenting the incident involving Charles Richard Crane.
Francis Mairs Huntington-Wilson
Folder 2-5, Document 5
New York City, New York
[Good. The letter is capital.]
[I was wondering how you could stay on.]
[There are two things I wish you would do while the matters are still fresh in your mind. One is to write the history of China recently which would include the story of the six-power loan. The other is to put in writing a complete statement of the Crane incident. The present is likely not a time to publish either. The moment for publication may come unexpectedly, however, and can best then be availed of if all the material is conveniently at hand. And may I have copies of each for my archives.]
[In leaving the State Department you must realize what a rare esprit de corps you have infused into it. The outsider, like myself, is struck with it. Consciousness of it should be a real satisfaction.]
[Time will prove the intelligence, sanity, rigor, thoroughness, justness and unselfishness of your work.]
[March 20, 1913]
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Parsons, Herbert, "Letter From Herbert Parsons to Francis Mairs Huntington-Wilson, March 20, 1913" (1913). Other Correspondence. 253.