Edward N. Hurley to Woodrow Wilson

Identifier

WWP25068

Description

Letter to President Wilson from the chairman of the Shipping Board and Emergency Fleet Corporation

Source

Library of Congress, Woodrow Wilson Papers

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum

Contributor

Relation

WWP25069

Language

English

Provenance

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

Text

My dear Mr. President:

Sometime ago I suggested to you that if I were to advise the divisions, chiefs and officials of the Shipping Board and Emergency Fleet Corporation that the result of their work was being reported to you, it would have a quickening and very beneficial effect.

It has been one of our strongest assets in our organization that you have taken such an interest in the shipbuilding end of the war program. I have told all the officials in our very extensive organization that I am sending to you twice a month a brief report of their activities. It would surprise you to know what a wholesome effect this has had.

Only the more important recent developments are reported for this brief memorandum. Necessarily this report gives but a few cross-sections of the shipbuilding and ship operating activities, but even these, I think, will help to keep you in touch with the progress that is being made.

Realizing the heavy exactions that are made upon you, I have taken pains to see that the semi-monthly report is made as brief as possible, with merely a few indications of current developments. Merely to have our organization know that we are sending this report to you is really sufficient.

Sincerely yours,

Edward N. Hurley
Chairman.

Original Format

Letter

Files

http://resources.presidentwilson.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/WWI1077.pdf

Collection

Citation

Hurley, Edward N. (Edward Nash), 1864-1933, “Edward N. Hurley to Woodrow Wilson,” 1918 July 9, WWP25068, World War I Letters, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.