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To Mrs. Carroll D. Asbury
April 15, 1943 [Washington, D.C.]
My dear Mrs. Asbury:
Thank you for your note of April 8th.1 It is nice to know that there are old family papers extant and in good hands, for the life of an army officer is too peripatetic to encourage the collection of such papers and I have very few family records.
I appreciate your good wishes, and your taking the trouble to tell me of the letters.
Longhand P. S. added by General:
I saw Bess Bradford-Harbeson and her daughter Marshall when I was in Miami recently.2 I had last seen Bess momentarily on a r.r. station platform in 1908.
Document Copy Text Source: George C. Marshall Papers, Pentagon Office Collection, General Materials, George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington, Virginia.
Document Format: Typed letter.
1. Mrs. Asbury’s letter is not in the Marshall papers; she had written from Augusta, Kentucky, regarding family papers.
2. Marshall had visited his cousin Elizabeth Bradford Harbeson, originally from Augusta, Kentucky, and her daughter Marshall Harbeson at her Miami home during his March trip to Florida.
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. 3, “The Right Man for the Job,” December 7, 1941-May 31, 1943 (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991), pp. 645-646.