John K. Caldwell to Robert Lansing

Identifier

WWP25173

Description

Assistance needed with transportation in Siberia.

Source

Library of Congress, Woodrow Wilson Papers

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum

Contributor

Relation

WWP25170
WWP25171
WWP25172
WWP25174
WWP25175

Language

English

Provenance

Document scan was taken from Library of Congress microfilm reel of the Wilson Papers. WWPL volunteers transcribed the text.

Text

SPECIAL RED
Vladivostok
Dated Sept 5, 1918
Recd Sept 5, 4:52pm

Secretary of State,
Washington, D.C.

124, Sept 15, 12am.

Opposition which Czechs feared would prevent their reaching comrades in Irkutsk before winter has suddenly collapsed under pressure from both sides, and railway should soon be open from here to near Perm.

It is evident Czechs have been greatly assisted by Russian forces in Western Siberia which appears to be under Siberian Government and this should relieve difficult political situation in eastern Siberia. General Horvath suddenly left here night before last, is ready to confer with Czechs at Irkutsk. Military forces against Czechs and all other Allies in this district will also probably collapse within a very short time.

This makes imperative immediate assistance in transportation economic and money matters if we are alleviate any degree suffering which appears certain this winter. If it is intended to send here engines cars which were ordered for Russian railways and some of which have been stopped en route, information should be sent at once to prevent building intended for their erection being so altered by army for military purposes as to prevent or delay erection.

The addition of Allied military and associated organizations to an already overcrowded city have made the dsecuring [sic] of any living or office accommodations so extremely difficult that I would request that I be notified as far in advance as possible of the arrival of any commision for which my assistance in securing quarters would be required.

CALDWELL
CSB

Original Format

Letter

Files

http://resources.presidentwilson.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/WWI1172C.pdf

Collection

Citation

Caldwell, John Kenneth, 1881-1982, “John K. Caldwell to Robert Lansing,” 1918 September 5, WWP25173, World War I Letters, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.