Woodrow Wilson to Herbert S. Eldridge

Identifier

WWP19047

Source

Hoover-Wilson Correspondence, Hoover Institution, Hoover Institution Archives, Stanford, California

Publisher

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum

Format

pdf file

Language

English

Text

The White House,
Washington

My dear Mr. Eldridge,

Mr. Hoover, the Chairman of the Commission for Relief in Belgium, has approached me with regard to difficulties which have arisen in the conduct of that great humanitarian work, in which he feels he needs the suppot of an enlarged committee of gentlemen of large experience to cooperate with him in settling and conducting the administration of the branch of the Commission in the United States

I am so much impressed with the importance of this institution, on which the lives of so many people are dependent that I oventure to say to you thtat I would personally be very much gratified if you could see your way to join such a Committee

The other gentlemen with whom I am communicating in this particular are Messrs. Alexadnder Hemphill, Otto T. Bannard, SR Bertron, Oscar Strauss, Melville E. Stone and John Beaver White. Of course, you may wish to add others to your number, either from the officers of the Commission or otherwise.

Cordially and sincerely yours

(sgd) Woodrow Wilson

Original Format

Letter

Files

D09010B.pdf

Citation

Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924, “Woodrow Wilson to Herbert S. Eldridge,” 1915 November 3, WWP19047, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.