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Memorandum for Sergeant Powder1
March 29, 1944 [Washington, D.C.]
Please take my car and purchase for me in Washington the following:
Two pieces of music from the light opera “Oklahoma”. I don’t recall the names of the songs but one has a chorus beginning “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning”, and the other pertains to “the surrey with fringe around the top”. I want them for the wife of the Governor General of Bermuda.
See if Brentano’s has a copy of James Lane Allen’s “Kentucky Cardinal” and “Aftermath”. These two books are generally published in one volume.2
Buy me at the drug store the serum for whooping-cough shots sufficient for three children. Find out whether it would be affected by transport by air at an altitude of possibly 10,000 feet.3
Document Copy Text Source: George C. Marshall Papers, Pentagon Office Collection, Selected Materials, George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington, Virginia.
Document Format: Typed memorandum.
1. Sergeant James W. Powder was General Marshall’s chief orderly.
2. Allen’s A Kentucky Cardinal and Aftermath (part 2 of A Kentucky Cardinal) were first published in the mid-1890s. They were available in one volume. (James Lane Allen, A Kentucky Cardinal and Aftermath [New York: Macmillan Company, 1928].)
3. See the following document (Papers of George Catlett Marshall, #4-326 [4: 379]).
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), pp. 378-379.