3-621 To Mrs. Thomas A. Morgan, April 22, 1943

Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press
Date: April 22, 1943

Subject: World War II

To Mrs. Thomas A. Morgan1

April 22, [1943] [Washington, D.C.]

Dear Celeste,

I intended to give Rose a note of thanks to you for the kodaks and the lovely little frame, but failed to make contact with her. You were very sweet to have thought of such an appealing memento, which I am delighted to have. As I recall, the kodaks were taken the day before I left for China in July, 1924, the folding chair in the picture being the sole remaining piece of our furniture, which had already been shipped. The chair was to go to the next-door neighbor.

I find it much easier to visualize you and Rose as you were in those days than I do as highly modern young matrons. As a matter of fact I can see myself much better then than as I am today, which is unfortunate because if “some power the giftie gie us” we could “see oursels as others see us!”

I imagine you are having a delightful rest on the farm with everything in bloom.

With my thanks again and warm regards to all of you,

Faithfully yours,

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. Celeste Page Morgan, Rose Page Wilson’s sister, was married to a corporate executive of the Sperry Corporation. She had sent some photographs to Marshall which she had found in an old trunk.

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. 661.

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