From Woodrow Wilson, 11/13/16:
"My dear McCormick: The first letter I write from my desk here must
be to you. It makes me deeply glad to think how the whole country has
seen and appreciated your quality."
From Woodrow Wilson, 1/14/20 - A
copy of a letter, 1/4/20, from Ruth Blling Wilson, inviting Vance to lunch
with the President to have "popovers, as in the good old fighting
A copy of a letter from Woodrow Wilson,
6/15/21. "So many interesting things are happening nowadays that
I find myself missing more than ever the little talks we used to have."
A letter from President
and Mrs. Wilson, 12/25/21, thanking Vance McCormick for the flowers
he sent to them for Christmas.
A letter of condolence
that President Wilson wrote after the death of Vance McCormick's mother,
dated March 31, 1922. One of the most lengthy, heartfelt letters in
the Presidential collection.
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White House Telegrams
A Western Union telegram
from the Wilsons to the McCormicks, dated December 24, 1921, wishing
him a Merry Christmas. (original document)
A telegram from Woodrow
Wilson to Vance McCormick thanking him for his birthday message:
"I feel honored by your friendship and confidence."
A telegram from Secretary
John Randolph Bolling, asking Vance to be a pallbearer at President
Wilson's funeral. Dated February 3, 1924.
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A copy of a memo in Vance's handwriting,
written on the back of a letter from Mrs. Wilson, dated January 14,
1920, describing his luncheon with Mrs. Wilson, in which he turned
down the position of Secretary of the Interior.
A letter from Vance to the
President, 6/18/21, in which he proves his impeccable manners/thoughtfulness:
"During your illness I hesitated to intrude because I know when
one is not well even the calls of one intimate friend may prove embarrassing
A letter from Vance to Mrs. Wilson
on July 16, 1921. As in many letter, he sends warmest; regards from
his mother and sister, evidencing a relationship between the Wilson
and McCormick families.
A business letter arranging a
meeting, from Vance McCormick to President Wilson
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A telegram in 1916 from W.G. McAdoo
On behalf of the Presidential campaign. "I congratulate you with
all of my soul
A letter from John J. Pershing,
American Expeditionary Forces Office of the Commander in Chief, Dated
A letter from Josephus Daniels,
Secretary of the Navy, dated 3/2/21
, Secretary of War, on November 11, 1916: "You must
be very happy and you ought to be."
Letter from the N.S.D.A.R., June 12, 1924
Letter from the Appletons'
Cyclopedia of American Biography, December 1, 1914.
Request from the Cyclopedia
publication dated 1918.
Appletons' Cyclopedia of American Biography biographical form, filled
out in Vance's handwriting.
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