Letter from Wilbur A. Sawyer to Peggy Sawyer Carroll
Like his Rockefeller Foundation job, Dr. Sawyer's work for the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration
(UNRRA) required much traveling. His first trip was to London for several months in the summer of 1944. In this letter to
his daughter Peggy (then living in Washington DC with her husband, their two children, and Mrs. Sawyer) he reported on his
living situation and social engagements.
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1944-07-13 (July 13, 1944)
Sawyer, Wilbur A.
Carroll, Peggy Sawyer
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Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Controlling Disease during World War II, 1939-1944
It is after 10 but still daylight and quiet. I finally rented a small flat with modern facilities, many of which I have not
used. Perhaps I should have paid more attention to your suggestion about your flat.
Your letter of June 23 and one that came the same day from your Mother were my very first word from home. They were much
appreciated. It is always touching to hear that the children remember their grandfather and talk about him. Give them my
love and tell Margaret a giant story for me.
I am always running into people who ask after you. My two daughters have certainly prepared the way for me.
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I am taking breakfasts at the Athenaeum Club, sometimes with Dr. O'Brien, and eating the other meals in restaurants except
the numerous luncheons and dinners as guests of hospital friends. Ruth's Lt. General gave one dinner in my honor and
to-morrow I am invited to a dinner in honor of Maj. Gen. Kirk, Surgeon General of the U.S. Army.
Mr. Churchill's statement in Parliament will give you some idea of what is happening here and I may be able to tell you
some tall stories when I get back. The interest is equal to that of my stay here in '40-'41, which you well remember.