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Naval History and Heritage Command

First Lord of the Admiralty Sir Eric Geddes to Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels


CABLEGRAM SENT   August 2 1918   EJW

To  Opnav Washington                              Serial No 2245

Prep by A                      D.R.   S.X.


2245. Your 9245.1 For Secretary of the Navy. QUOTE. Please accept my best thanks for your kind message. I consider that much mutual benefit has accrued from my conferences with Mr. Roosevelt,2 and I hope when Mr. Roosevelt returns here from France that we shall have further opportunities to exchange views to the good of the two Navies. I assure you that we greatly appreciate Mr. Roosevelts visit and hope that in the near future you also may be able to come over – Eric Geddes. UNQUOTE. 19202. 2245.


Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.

Footnote 2: For more on Assistant Secretary of the Navy Franklin D. Roosevelt’s conferences with Geddes, see: Roosevelt to Daniels, 26 July 1918 and 27 July 1918.