David R. Francis to Robert Lansing

Identifier

WWP25194

Description

Report on the fighting at Archangel, including the death of sixty-five officers.

Source

Library of Congress, Woodrow Wilson Papers

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum

Contributor

Language

English

Provenance

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

Text

AA GREEN

Archangel
Dated September 21, 1918.
Rec’d 24 6:20 A. M.

Secretary of State,
Washington.

416, September 21, 5 P.M.

Quiet. Another officer died. Total deaths sixty five including two lieutenants.

Government installing Durov Governor General, will publish abdication Monday. Three ministers left yesterday for Samara; delegation of Russian officers opposed to sovereign Government planning to go Samara to explain conditions here to Alexieff and represent that American Ambassador protected two ministers. French Ambassador thinks undue favoring Sovereign Government, which socialistic, may drive anti-socialistic Russian officers and Russian bourgeoisie to German side. I told him our policy was to not interfere even with local governments and to discreetly protect same if decided choice of people as this government undoubtedly is.

The transport RHODESIAN arrived from Montreal with 5,800 tons flour which being transferred to Russian craft for shipment to interior points. Purer flour exhausted. Please advise what vessels en route Archangel with supplies.

FRANCIS.

HG

Original Format

Letter

Files

http://resources.presidentwilson.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/WWI1184.pdf

Collection

Citation

Francis, David R. (David Rowland), 1850-1927, “David R. Francis to Robert Lansing,” 1918 September 21, WWP25194, World War I Letters, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.