EDWARD R. STETTINIUS, JR. - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 05/10/1939 - HFSID 27890
EDWARD R. STETTINIUS, JR. Before his years as Secretary of State, Stettinius Jr. tracks down a Lumber Corporation to collect information on his father's history Typed Letter signed: "E.R. Stettinius, Jr.", 1 page, 7x9. New York City, May 10, 1939. On personal letterhead to Mr.
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EDWARD R. STETTINIUS, JR.
Before his years as Secretary of State, Stettinius Jr. tracks down a Lumber Corporation to collect information on his father's history
Typed Letter signed: "E.R. Stettinius, Jr.", 1 page, 7x9. New York City, May 10, 1939. On personal letterhead to Mr. Carberry, Atlantic Coast Lumber Corporation, New York City. In full: "For some time I have been collecting, purely as a matter of family interest, whatever material I could find covering my father's life and accomplishments. I know that he was at one time a member of the Board of Directors of your Corporation, and I was wondering if you would be enough to have someone scan the minute books of the Board for any mention of his name and send me photo static copies of the pages on which such references appear. I would also like very much to have any pictures of him, possibly as a member of the Board, or otherwise, which you may have. I would, of course, wish to take care of any expense incurred in this connection. With deep appreciation of your helpfulness, and best wishes, Sincerely yours" Edward R. Stettinius, Jr. was FDR's last Secretary of State (1944-1945). He was present at the United Nations Conference on International Organization which resulted in the United Nations' founding in San Francisco on June 26, 1945. The following day he resigned his office. President Truman had made clear to Stettinius that he wanted his own candidate, James F. Byrnes, to head the State Department, and offered him the position of U.S. representative to the United Nations which he accepted. In London in September, Byrnes and Stettinius met with the ministers of Great Britain and the USSR to conclude peace treaties with those countries that had aided Germany's aggression. There was a great deal of conflict between the Soviet Union and the United States over the latter's role in the occupation of Japan and little was accomplished. Frustrated with Truman's failure to use the U.N. as a means of resolving tension between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, Stettinius resigned his position in June 1946. He was only 49 when he died in 1949. Normal mailing folds. Lightly toned. Otherwise, fine condition.
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