3-665 To Mrs. James J. Winn, May 24, 1943

Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press
Date: May 24, 1943

Subject: World War II

To Mrs. James J. Winn

May 24, 1943 [Washington, D.C.]

Dear Molly,

I am sending you the attached in lieu of a separate letter to you. Since dictating it a few days have elapsed.1

I was occupied all day Sunday with the British, and again today. I am due to leave for the White House in a few minutes for another meeting.2

I possibly shall start off on a trip the end of next week, about the 4th or 5th of June. Meanwhile I hope your mother and I can get off to the White Sulphur for the week-end. It is a hospital now but two cottages have been reserved for high ranking officers to use by way of recuperation.3

You will be glad to know that your mother finally went to the hospital Friday and had a radium treatment on that place on her nose and then went out Sunday and had them use the electric needle to trim off all the excrescence. She goes Tuesday for another radium treatment on her nose and then later in the day motors down to Leesburg to see about the separation of our things from the Johnsons’. They leave the next day and their furniture goes June 5th, as the lease is not to be renewed.

Much love to you and Jim,


Document Copy Text Source: Research File, Family Folder, George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington, Virginia.

Document Format: Typed letter.

1. A copy of Marshall’s letter to Molly’s brother Allen T. Brown was enclosed. See Marshall to Brown, May 21, 1943, Papers of George Catlett Marshall, #3-662 [3: 697-98].

2. On May 24 Marshall attended a Combined Chiefs of Staff conference at the White House at 4:45 P.M.

3. The Marshalls sometimes vacationed at the Greenbrier Hotel resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. The War Department purchased the seven-hundred-room Greenbrier for $3,300,000 for use as a hospital. The two-thousand-bed Ashford General Hospital, converted from the Greenbrier Hotel, was dedicated on October 16, 1943. (New York Times, February 18, 1943, p. 11; October 17, 1943, p. 12.)

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), p. 700.

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