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FILE — Box: B: 2, Folder: 81 Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001, B:RB 1940.05.21

Letter from Robert Woods Bliss to Max Farrand, Huntington Library, San Marino, California, May 21, 1940 Digital

Letter from Robert Woods Bliss to Max Farrand, Huntington Library, San Marino, California, May 21, 1940
Letter from Robert Woods Bliss to Max Farrand, Huntington Library, San Marino, California, May 21, 1940

Scope and Contents

Copy of typescript letter from Robert Woods Bliss to Max Farrand advises him on Mr. [C.H. Collins] Baker's daughter, [Phyllis Baker] travel to the United States. He offers his understanding of the British quota for visas and the proof needed for a visa to come to the United States. He adds "Let me add that nothing can be done in this country to facilitate the applications of foreigners coming to the United States; the whole matter is in the hands of our consular representatives abroad." He goes on to say, "I refrain from comment on the situation in Europe. We are dreadfully worried, though we know that ultimately the Allies will win out, but we are appalled at the price they will have to pay to crush Hitler and his motley crowd."

Dates

  • May 21, 1940

Creator

Language of Materials

Materials chiefly in English with a few items in Greek, Latin, French, Italian, or Spanish.

Conditions Governing Access

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Extent

23 boxes (approximately 2632 items including correspondence, expense reports, invoices, estimates, deposit records, book lists, newspaper clippings, newsletters, and plant lists.)

Creator

Repository Details

Part of the Dumbarton Oaks Repository

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