Angus MacLean to Cary T. Grayson





Cary T. Grayson Papers, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library, Staunton, Virginia


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Base Hospital No. 17AEF.

Dear Sir

Affairs are going on very lively around here at present. We have six hundred British patients in our hospital and are expecting more. We have altogether about 1250 patients, so you can see we are very busy. I enclose you two clippings to show you what is doing in other directions.

A French Military Camp here has been named for President Wilson. This name was suggested by the French Commander, Col Clemencon ancon Clemancon. It is a large camp; an extra large one.From the newspaper clippings you will see that I presented them with a portrait of the President, with the remarks of the ceremony. This is written in French but of course by now you must be able to read French very easily.

I also enclose you a clipping of our Memorial Service on Decoration Day, given under the auspices of this Hospital.

I will forward you a picture of Camp President Wilson in a few days.

I would suggest that someone connected with the Administration write Colonel Cleamenceon, Commandant of Camp President Wilson a letter of recognition for his selecting such an appropriate name for the Camp.

I enclose a copy of letter received from the Chief Surgeon some time ago, which is a recommendation for promotion, but so far no action has been taken, that I know of.

Trusting things are going well with you, I remain,Major, MRCWe have had 500 operations in 77 continuous hours — and the fight is still on —

Very sincerely,

Mac Lean

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MacLean, Angus, “Angus MacLean to Cary T. Grayson,” 1918 June 4, WWP15476, Cary T. Grayson Papers, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.