Woodrow Wilson to Edgar Rickard




Woodrow Wilson tells Edgar Rickard that the Grain Corporation and the Sugar Equalization Board consult with the Superintendent of Public Buildings and Grounds and the Chief Assessor regarding temporary quarters.


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


Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum




My dear Mr. Rickard:

Before leaving, Mr. Hoover wrote me a letter with the contents of which you are no doubt familiar, about the need of the Grain Corporation and the Sugar Equalization Board for additional office space, and suggested that those two bodies be authorized to secure land and erect temporary quarters.

I am quite willing to authorize this, but I believe that our first experiments in this direction were mistaken, in that we leased the land upon which the buildings were placed and did not buy it. I would be very much obliged if you would suggest to the officers of those two corporations that they consult in this matter Colonel Ridley, the Superintendent of Public Buildings and Grounds, who is thoroughly familiar with these questions of location; and also the Chief Assessor of the District administration. I think a great deal of money can be saved by such consultations.

Cordially and sincerely yours,

Woodrow Wilson

Original Format





Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924, “Woodrow Wilson to Edgar Rickard,” 1918 July 9, WWP19459, Hoover Institute at Stanford University Collection, Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum, Staunton, Virginia.