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To Mrs. John B. Wilson1
July 20, 1938 Washington, D.C.
I have telephoned you no less than fifteen times and have never yet gotten an answer. This morning at 11:50 your line was busy, but when I got through at noon there was no answer. I have been trying to get you for luncheon with me so that we could talk things over. I have been out of town a little—down in the country for three days at Upperville—and the remainder of the time terribly busy here, house hunting in this heat, and with formal obligations at night. If you can’t come for luncheon with me, invite me to dinner some night. I am on a diet, so you won’t have to cook much.
G. C. Marshall
P.S. My office is in the Winder Building at 17th and F Streets, Room 406; Telephone, National 2520 – Branch 1304.
Document Copy Text Source: Rose P. Wilson Papers, George C. Marshall Research Library, Lexington Virginia.
Document Format: Typed letter signed.
1. Mrs. Wilson’s account of the dinner that resulted from Marshall’s letter is in General Marshall Remembered, pp.204, 206.
Recommended Citation: The Papers 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. 1, “The Soldierly Spirit,” December 1880-June 1939 (Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1981), p. 615.