Title:Albert Adelson letters: San Francisco, Calif., to Senator McCumber and President Wilson : TL, 1918 Oct. 5 and 1919 Sep. 14
Creator/Contributor:Adelson, A. (Albert), creator
Creator/Contributor:Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924
Creator/Contributor:McCumber, Porter J. (Porter James), 1858-1933
Adelson writes to President W. Wilson on Oct. 5, 1918 to offer his services as mediator in the controversy between the United
States and Russia. As qualifications he states that he was Russian-born and his lineage comes from the most active set against
Czardom from the 1880s, as well has being one of the founders of the Russian Republic and author of their constitution. He
believes that pure reason transmitted through a friend can bring them to their senses in this transition from "brutal absolutism
to fanatical communism."
Letter of Sep. 14, 1919 to Senator P.J. McCumber of N. Dakota addresses McCumber's comments on the League of Nations document,
and offers strong criticism of the document and accompanying literature on Adelson's proposed "back to the land movement,"
apparently suppored by congressmen Julius Kahn and N. Garner, as well as Hiram Johnson.
Johnson, Hiram -- 1866-1945
League of Nations.
Soviet Union -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921
United States -- Relations -- Russia
Probably from McDevitt's book business, transferred from the Wm. (William) McDevitt papers (BANC MSS 89/86 c)
BANC MSS 99/210 c