Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney

Identifier

WWP20455

Description

Woodrow Wilson thanks Richard Heath Dabney for his help on the “Staunton Letter.”

Format

pdf file

Language

English

Text

My dear Heath:-

This is literally the first opportunity I have had to answer your letter of December sixth. I think that you yourself suggest just the sentence to add to my Staunton letter now, as follows: “Before the experiments in Oregon, there had been no American facts to floor me with. I had been going altogether upon my theoretical conclusions as to how far the facts in Switzerland would fit conditions in the United States.” I think that will, by implication at any rate, set the matter through my former opinion in its proper light. I have an inveterate disinclination to explain things away.

I appreciate more than I can say all that you are doing and send this note as a hasty message of thanks.

Affectionately yours,
Woodrow Wilson

Original Format

Letter

Files

http://resources.presidentwilson.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/UVA00271911.pdf

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Citation

Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924, “Woodrow Wilson to Richard Heath Dabney,” 1911 December 11, WWP20455, University of Virginia Woodrow Wilson Letters, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.