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The Alan Gregg Papers

Title:
Letter from Alan Gregg to his wife pdf (75,157 Bytes) transcript of pdf
Letter from Alan Gregg to his wife
Description:
Item is handwritten.
Number of Image Pages:
4 (75,157 Bytes)
Date Supplied:
30 October 1925?
Creator:
[Gregg, Alan]
Recipient:
[Gregg, Eleanor]
Source:
From the personal collection of Michael Gregg.
Rights:
Reproduced with permission of Michael B. Gregg.
Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Czechoslovakia
Exhibit Category:
"Rockefeller Man" in Brazil and Europe, 1919-1930
Unique Identifier:
FSBBNH
Document Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Language:
English
Format:
application/pdf
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Transcript:
Ctvrtek 30--
Bimlet:--
That up there in the corner means Thursday and over in the left corner is the name of the summer palace of President Masaryk where HOE has brought me to lunch with the President and his daughter Dr Alice.
We've finished lunch and are up in one of the huge rooms overlooking the old royal park and HOE is smoking and resting. We came out in an automobile and saw some
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of the lovely country here abouts. Drawing near the castle we had to take salutes from sentries--I laughed to think how free I'd been from that sort of thing since the 11 of February 1919--but once inside things were comfortable and quiet and the people most cordial and beautifully simple. President Mazaryk was born the son of a blacksmith, became the professor of Polit. Economy in the University, married an American pupil
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of Listz, organized the Republic of Czecho Slovakia and has been elected its president for life, is now 74 or so years old--altogether a remarkable career. His daughter was 4 years a political prisoner (with a sentence of death) in Vienna, and is a remarkable person altogether. His wife went insane after the strain of the war--one son killed and the other exposed both to war and discovery by the Austrians in whose army he was an officer, a daughter in prison and an exiled husband, with
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a price upon his head.
The family that is left is idolized by the Czechs and it is interesting to have seen them. (They too have spent time in Capri and like it better than Sicily.)
Spent the AM seeing with the director, the Child Health centers Eversole[?] organized and started in the C-S Republic. The organization has the name "Our Children" "Nasim Detini" and has 125,000 children it is working for. The kids get a physical examination and advice for parents and treatment
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