Woodrow Wilson to Joseph E. Murphy

Identifier

WWP15038

Description

Woodrow Wilson wrote the managing editor of The Washington Times regarding a story claimed that the President used a faulty typewriter.

Source

Gilder Lehrman Collection, New York Historical Society, New York

Text

My dear Mr. Murphy:

Allow me to thank you for your very handsome and generous note of November twenty-fifth. It pleases me very much to find that you feel as I do about items such as I called your attention to. You can appreciate that it is very distressing to me to be represented as a fool and a sloven as such an item as that would necessarily imply, and my feeling is that such things are apt to creep into permanent records through those who do not scrutinize and understand, but I am sure you do understand and will generously cooperate in protecting me from things of this sort.

Sincerely yours, Woodrow Wilson

Original Format

Letter

Files

http://resources.presidentwilson.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/GLC02793065.pdf

Tags

Citation

Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924, “Woodrow Wilson to Joseph E. Murphy,” 1915 November 3, WWP15038, Gilder-Lehrman Institute for American History Woodrow Wilson Documents, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.