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To Leonard K. Nicholson
March 30, 1937 Vancouver Barracks, Washington
While on the train for San Francisco several weeks ago I read a long and glowing account of you, and of your prominence in the newspaper publishing field, in one of the weeklies—“Today,” I think.1 Herewith I tender my congratulations. You lead our class in the distinction of your achievement. I intended to write you a note at the time, but became immersed in business and forgot. A letter from John Cabell this morning—not referring to you—reminded me of my omission.
I have lived in many parts of the country, including the west coast, but am now having my first experience in the Northwest. It is a fascinating country of gorgeous scenery and agreeable people.
Have you still all your hair; and is it grey; and how about the waist line? I have mine in much its original tint, but my belts are now 36 inches; weight, on the hoof, 185.
Let me hear from you.
Document Copy Text Source: George C. Marshall Papers, Vancouver Barracks, George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington, Virginia.
Document Format: Typed letter.
1. Nicholson, one of Marshall’s roommates at V.M.I., was president of the New Orleans Times-Picayune Publishing company. An article on the centennial of the Times-Picayune was published in Newsweek 9 (February 6, 1937): 33-35. Today was merged with Newsweek in early 1937.
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. 529-530.