Woodrow Wilson to R. Fulton Cutting




Woodrow Wilson writes R. Fulton Cutting to ask him to serve on the Commission for Relief in Belgium.


Gilder Lehrman Collection, New York Historical Society, New York


My dear Mr. Cutting:

Mr. Hoover, the Chairman of the Commission for Relief in Belgium, has approached me with regard to difficulties which have arisen in the conduct of that great humanitarian work, in which he feels he needs the support of an enlarged committee of gentlemen of large experience to cooperate with him in settling and conducting the administration of the branch of the Commission in the United States.I am so much impressed with the importance of this institution, on which the lives of so many people are dependent, that I venture to say to you that I would personally be very much gratified if you could see your way to join such a committee.The other gentlemen with whom I am communicating in this particular are Messrs. E. H. Gary, Frank Trumbull, Frank A. Vanderlip, C. A. Coffin and George McAneny.

Woodrow Wilson

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Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924, “Woodrow Wilson to R. Fulton Cutting,” 1915 December 14, WWP15039, Gilder-Lehrman Institute for American History Woodrow Wilson Documents, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.