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Editorial Note on Types of Documents Sent by Marshall Following Trips
Following his trips out of Washington, Marshall immediately sent messages or memorandums concerning whatever problems his staff had held for his attention. Upon completing this, he generally sent a number of shorter documents of certain types. The first type was aimed at correcting problems he had discovered that had an impact on the army, especially on troop morale; a group of these is in Papers of George Catlett Marshall, #2-392-#2-396 [2: 446-48]. Next were thank-you notes to those who had helped him or provided services during his journey; an example is printed ibid., #3-485 [3: 518]. A third type consisted of letters to wives of some of the officers he had visited; the following two documents are examples of these (Ibid., #4-174 and #4-175 [4: 204-5].)
Recommended Citation: ThePapers of George Catlett Marshall, ed.Larry I. Bland and Sharon Ritenour Stevens(Lexington, Va.: The George C. Marshall Foundation, 1981- ). Electronic version based on The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, vol. 4, “Aggressive and Determined Leadership,” June 1, 1943-December 31, 1944 (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996), p. 204.