Colonel House to Woodrow Wilson

Identifier

WWP25436

Description

Oxford wants to give President Wilson a degree and asks if he will give the Romanes Lecture.

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

No. 12.

Lord Curzon tells me that by now you should have received a letter written by him some two weeks ago in behalf of Oxford University in which they offer you the Department degree of DCL and asking you to deliver the Romanes(?) lecture when it is conferred upon you. He assures me you will have the warmest welcome both in England and at this occasion. He suggests that you might be interested in making democracy your theme and give your interpretation of what the world might hope for under its benign influence when properly directed. Politics of a conventionalized nature are frowned upon.

Original Format

Letter

Files

http://resources.presidentwilson.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/WWI1382.pdf

Collection

Citation

House, Edward Mandell, 1858-1938, “Colonel House to Woodrow Wilson,” 1918 November 10, WWP25436, World War I Letters, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.