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Harvey Washington Wiley, Pure Food and Drug Act, Bureau of Chemistry, Jean Jules Jusserand, French Republic, Mr. Pharman, manufacturing


The document is a carbon copy of a typed letter from the Assistant Secretary of State to Harvey Washington Wiley concerning complaints from the French Ambassador Jean Jusserand about ramifications of the Pure Food and Drug Act on a French manufacturer.


Francis Mairs Huntington-Wilson


Harvey Washington Wiley

Corresponds to:

Folder 1-8 Document 88


Washington, D.C.



May 6, 1909.

My dear Dr. Wiley:

The French Ambassador called yesterday and complained a good deal in a very informal manner of his difficulty in getting from us definite information as to his various troubles under the pure food and drug law. His plaint of yesterday was about the case of a French manufacturer named Pharman (I think). We have transmitted to Mr. Jusserand the information you gave us, but he finds it inconclusive upon the point as to whether or not pending the consideration by his Government of the memoranda under which we adjusted similar cases with the British, Mr. Pharman's goods now arrived or arriving will be unmolested. Naturally, I am unfamiliar with the intricacies of the subject, but if you can infer just what the Ambassador was driving at I shall be most grateful if you will drop me a line, [illegible] personally, today in order that we may give him the definite information he so anxiously seeks.

With kind regards, and regretting to trouble you, I remain, my dear Dr. Wiley,

Yours very faithfully,


Dr. H. W. Wiley,
Bureau of Chemistry.



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Letter From Francis Mairs Huntington-Wilson to Harvey Washington Wiley, May 6, 1909

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