Julian A. Gregory to Joseph P. Tumulty

Identifier

PI051318

Description

Recommending Robert E. Travis.

Source

National Archives and Records Administration 130/68/3/00 box #3 entry #5 "Negroes" folder

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library

Language

English

Text

Hon. Joseph P. Tumulty,
Secretary to the President,
Washington, D.C.

My dear Mr. Tumulty:

May I take the liberty of introducing to you Mr. Robert E. Travis, whom I have known since I was a boy, he, in fact, having been a schoolmate of mine in the public schools in East Orange many years ago.

Mr. Travis is very much respected by all who know him, and is a leader in every sense among the colored people of New Jersey.

His is a patriotic motive, as he explains it to me, in the interests of his country, and I believe absolutely unselfish.

Anything that you can do for him will be very much appreciated by me.

Very truly yours,

Julian A. Gregory

JAG/RL

[note: the following is handwritten below the typed text and signature]: Robert is one of my friends. Everything that Gregory says of him is true. He is one of the exceptional men of his people. Absolutely reliable and honest

John Franklin Fort

Original Format

Letter

Files

PI051318.pdf

Citation

Gregory, Julian A., “Julian A. Gregory to Joseph P. Tumulty,” 1918 May 13, PI051318, Race and Segregation Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.