HENRY MORGENTHAU SR. - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 03/18/1930 - HFSID 31633
HENRY MORGENTHAU, SR. TLS: "H Morgenthau", 1p, 6x7. New York City, 1930 March 18. On his personal imprinted letterhead to Dr. Leon L. Watters, New York City. Begins: "My dear Dr. Watters
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HENRY MORGENTHAU, SR. TLS: "H Morgenthau", 1p, 6x7. New York City, 1930 March 18. On his personal imprinted letterhead to Dr. Leon L. Watters, New York City. Begins: "My dear Dr. Watters". In full: "I am ever so much obliged to you for sending me George Seldes' book. I shall take great pleasure in reading it on my trip to Europe. I am sending you a copy of my last book, and hope you will enjoy reading it. Yours sincerely". The book to which Morgenthau refers is I Was Sent to Athens (1929), memoirs of his time working with Greek refugees after WWI. GEORGE SELDES (1890-1995), a noted foreign correspondent and journalist, had published his first book, You Can't Print That!, in 1929, the year he quit "The Chicago Tribune". He would go on to publish 20 additional works, attempting to "set the record straight" about world events to which he was a witness. German-born businessman and diplomat Henry Morgenthau, Sr. (1856-1946) is best known for being the U.S. Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire during the Armenian Genocide. Morgenthau, who had made a fortune in real estate, was a large contributor to Woodrow Wilson's presidential campaign in 1912, and he was named financial chairman of the Democratic Party in 1912 and again in 1916. Morgenthau, who had hoped for a Cabinet post, was instead appointed as U.S. Ambassador (1913-1916). After the outbreak of WWI, the American embassy also represented many of the Allies in Constantinople. At the end of the war, Morgenthau attended the Paris Peace Conference and later worked with war-related charitable bodies, including the American Red Cross. He published several books, including Ambassador Morgenthau's Story (1919), which detailed the Armenian Genocide, Secrets of the Bosphorus (1918) and I Was Sent to Athens (1929), memoirs of his time working with Greek refugees. Morgenthau's son, Henry, Jr. (1891-1967) served as U.S. Secretary of the Treasury (1934-1945). Slightly creased with fold. Light pencil erasure at upper right corner. Fine condition.
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