Colonel House to Woodrow Wilson

Identifier

WWP18368

Source

Wilson Papers, Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Washington, District of Columbia

Text

Dear Governor

Your letters of the 16th and 18th come to me this morning.
It is good of you to insist that Doctor Mezes should not withdraw his name for the presidency of the College of the City of New York. However, we have already written that he would not accept even if elected, and we are doing all we can to get our friends lined up for Professor Elliot. I have asked Dudley Malone to see Mitchel and have him cooperate with McCombs in every way possible.Mezes is entirely happy here and he is making no sacrifice whatever. And this reminds me that Mezes and I met Professor Axson in Houston the other day and Mezes was so pleased with him that he will try to persuade him to come to Austin instead of remaining with the Rice Institute. I believe he would prefer it here as the climate is better and the society would be more congenial.
I am asking him up for a few days so that he may look over the ground.

With love and best wishes, I am,
Yours with devotion,
EM House

February 21st, 1914.

Original Format

Letter

Files

http://resources.presidentwilson.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Temp00817.pdf

Citation

House, Edward Mandell, 1858-1938, “Colonel House to Woodrow Wilson,” 1914 February 21, WWP18368, First Year Wilson Papers, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.