RW Farrar to Thomas W. Brahany





RW Farrar asks Thomas Brahany to speak on behalf of Rose Bell as she seeks employent at the Food Administration.


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


Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum





My dear Brahaney:

As you know it is seldom that I call on you and I am afraid that I am imposing on you in this, but if it embarasses you in any way drop it. The case is one that appeals to my sympathy and is as follows:

Mrs. Rose Bell is an applicant for a position with the Food Administration to work on those tabulating machines or some work of that kind. I believe the positions pay only about $60 per month. She formerly lived next door to me and her two sons grew up with my children. Both have enlisted in the army and one is now in France and the other will probably go in a short time. When they were at wotrk one was a cigar salesman and the other a clerk in the “Young Men’s Shop” on F. Street, and they took care of the mother, as it now is she only has the allotment of $25 per month to live on. She is a lady about forty-five years of age, was married before she finished her high school in Detroit Michigan, and rather doubts her ability to pass a civil service examination. You know how much attention is paid to such recommendations and I thought that if it would not bother you any if you could speak a word for her it would help her in getting the position. If you could do it I will appreciate it, and if not it will be allright.

Sincerely yours,

RW Farrar

Original Format




Farrar, R. W., “RW Farrar to Thomas W. Brahany,” 1918 March 13, WWP19362, Hoover Institute at Stanford University Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.