2-359 To Leonard K. Nicholson, February 3, 1941

Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press
Date: February 3, 1941

To Leonard K. Nicholson1

February 3, 1941 [Washington, D.C.]

Dear Nick:

I have just this moment received your note of January 30th, with the original of the Cartoon on me. I appreciate very much your letting me have it.2

These are pretty strenuous days. I can only wish that I could sit on the radiator again and cogitate on what was wrong with the administration of the Cadet Corps, and what the three of us might do and should we get something to eat.3

Buster Peyton is now a Corps Commander with headquarters at Columbia, South Carolina. He has under him three divisions and a number of special troops—about forty or fifty thousand men.4

With thanks and affectionate regards,

Faithfully yours,

Document Copy Text Source: George C. Marshall Papers, Pentagon Office Collection, Selected Materials, George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington, Virginia.

Document Format: Typed letter.

1. Nicholson, publisher of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, had been Marshall’s roommate all four years at the Virginia Military Institute.

2. This cartoon is not included here.

3. Marshall comments on this use of the heating system in the V.M.I. cadets’ rooms in his letter to Cadet Walter S. Grant, Jr., January 6, 1930, Papers of George Catlett Marshall, #1-283 [1: 349].

4. Philip B. Peyton, also a roommate at the Virginia Military Institute, was promoted to major general on October 1, 1940, and was commanding general of the First Army Corps.

Recommended Citation: ThePapers of George Catlett Marshall, ed.Larry I. Bland, Sharon Ritenour Stevens, and Clarence E. Wunderlin, Jr.(Lexington, Va.: The George C. Marshall Foundation, 1981- ). Electronic version based on The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, vol. 2, “We Cannot Delay,” July 1, 1939-December 6, 1941 (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1986), p. 405,


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