1-277 To Brigadier General John McA. Palmer, July 30, 1929

Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press
Date: July 30, 1929

To Brigadier General John McA. Palmer

July 30, 1929 Wolf, Wyoming

Dear John:

Your letter reached me here in north western Wyoming in the Big Horn Mountains. I will be happy and intensely interested in going over your galley proof or ms. Please send it here where I will be until September 10th.

I am having a charming, healthy, delightful, bankrupting time here. This place is unique and they have all been wonderful to me.

It is splendid to find the publishers so impressed and pleased with your book. I will never be happy until one way or another you receive the public recognition to which you are so indisputably entitled.

With all conceit and no modesty, I am an expert on military brains—and you most decidedly have’m.


Document Copy Text Source: John McA. Palmer Papers, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

Document Format: Handwritten letter.

Recommended Citation: The Papers 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. 1, “The Soldierly Spirit,” December 1880-June 1939 (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1981), pp. 344-345.

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