Centennial Exhibition Judge's Notebook  1876
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Box   : Duane Norman Diedrich Collection  
Bernard M. Baruch collection [series]
 
  Undated . B[ernard] M. Baruch Photograph to Duane [Norman] Diedrich; s.l. (1 page)
7 1/2" x 9 3/8" black and white New York Times portrait of Bernard Baruch as an older man, signed and dedicated "to Duane Diedrich thanking him for his good opinion."
 
  1920 May 31 . "Bernie" [Bernard M. Baruch] TLS to Mark Sullivan. (1 page)
Sending a photograph of himself. "I am very proud to have you want my photograph, and I am still prouder of the fact that I have won your friendship. You know that you have won mine. You won it in the early days of the struggle that I went through in 1917." Signs the letter "Why do people lie about me-I ask nothing-I want nothing."
 
  1920 August 19 . "BM Baruch" [Bernard M. Baruch] TLS to Mark Sullivan. (2 pages)
Responding to Sullivan's suggestions for portions of Baruch's book. "I believe that if you had read the book through, that you would have changed your suggestion regarding the opening … I thought it would be better to say to the reader as I tried to say: 'I want to tell you how this treaty happened to be written, the way it was written, and why it couldn't be done any other way. Just bear with me for a few minutes and let us reason this out together,' rather than to say to the reader, 'This is the very best little treaty in the world,' because as a matter of fact it wasn't the best treaty in the world, but was the best that could be done in the circumstances."
 
  1920 December 10 . Bernard M. Baruch Pamphlet; Washington, D. C. (7 pages)
Address by Bernard M. Baruch at the Re-Union of the Members of the War Industries Board, at Washington, D.C. Headings include "War's Diversion of Materials," "The Situation After the Armistice," "Re-Action from High Prices," "Distress of Former Enemies Disastrously Affects Us," "World Team Work the Remedy," "Bearing of the German Reparations," "Fixing of the Reparation Amount Essential," "France Must Have Guarantees," "The Domestic Business Situation," "The Duty of Financiers and Public Men", and "The Future is Bright."
 
  1921 January 19 . "Bernie" [Bernard M. Baruch] TLS to Mark Sullivan; Washington. (1 page)
Leaving for South Carolina on Thursday, and asking where Sullivan stands on joining him. "Are you with me or 'agin' me?"
 
  1921 March 7 . "Bernie" [Bernard M. Baruch] TLS to Mark Sullivan. (3 pages)
Responding to Sullivan's February 26th letter. Regarding America's role in European peace and the effectiveness of the Treaty of Versailles, " … the success of the Treaty of Peace depends upon the spirit in which its terms are carried out. Its terms will surely be made vengeful in their execution without the presence of the cooler judgment of America." Congratulations for Sullivan's nomination as an overseer of Harvard.
 
  1921 April 26 . "Bernie" [Bernard M. Baruch] TLS to Mark Sullivan; New York [City, New York]. (1 page)
Responding to Sullivan's April 20th letter inquiring about Baruch's health. "You know, you are one of those fellows that if you got into trouble would never have to come to me for help. But I am dead sure of one thing, and that is that you are the kind of man that will never need any help."
 
  1921 May 21 . "Bernie" [Bernard M. Baruch] TLS to Mark Sullivan; New York [City, New York]. (3 pages)
Discusses his position on the farm movement's financial situation, referring to Sullivan's recognition of Baruch's recent article '"Some Aspects of the Farmer' Problems" in the Atlantic Monthly. Baruch disagrees with Sullivan's stance on the "Silesian problem," expressed in Sullivan's recent article in the New York Post and reminds Sullivan of his own view. Expresses his disapproval of the Harding administration's lending policies to European governments and comments on the appointment of Andrew W. Mellon as Secretary of the Treasury. Discusses Sullivan's understanding of his role as an economic advisor at the Paris Peace Conference. He asserts his shifting opinion on US involvement in WWI; "George Harvey May have been right. I suppose that all we were doing, as he thinks, was to fight the war to save our own skins. I feel, and I know there are millions of others that feel the same way, that we were fighting to make the world a better place for our children to live in. This stripping life of all of its ideals and showing it in its nakedness is neither conducive to good morals or good business for the little Sullivans and the little Baruchs."
 
  1921 May 9 . "Bernie" [Bernard M. Baruch] TLS to Mark Sullivan; New York [City, New York]. (3 pages)
Comments on Sullivan's work for the Evening Post. Contrasts the media treatment of the Wilson and Harding administrations.
 
  1921 July . "Bernie" [Bernard M. Baruch] Pamphlet. (16 pages)
"Some Aspects of the Farmers' Problems" reprinted from the Atlantic Monthly, Copyright The Atlantic Monthly Company.
 
  1921 November 14 . "Bernie" [Bernard M. Baruch] TLS to Mark Sullivan; New York [City, New York]. (2 pages)
Expresses regrets that he will be unable to deliver an address to the farm leaders in Atlanta on November 22nd on account of the illness of his mother; describes the statement he will send in his absence. Comments on President Warren G. Harding and Secretary of State Charles Evans Hughes' roles in the Washington Naval Conference.
 
  1922 January 7 . "Bernie" [Bernard M. Baruch] TLS to Mark Sullivan; New York [City, New York]. (2 pages)
Baruch requests Sullivan's company on a trip to South Carolina along with Ralph Pulitzer, William Glasgow, and others. Baruch expresses his regrets over the purchase of the Evening Post by Munsey. Discusses the agricultural bloc's hope of getting better representation on the Federal Reserve Board.
 
  1922 February 6 . "BM" [Bernard M. Baruch] TLS to Mark Sullivan; New York [City, New York]. (2 pages)
Critiques the Harding Administration's foreign policy regarding stability in East Asia during the Washington Naval Conference. Baruch goes on to address some of the Harding Administration's fiscal policies on the railroad and farming industries and Dawes' work as director of the Bureau of the Budget. "I notice with very much interest that a distinguished member of the cabinet was in favor of advancing a billion-dollars to the railroads to jack itself up by the boot-straps. I am so glad that they are taking such a disinterested viewpoint. Of course, it would be a horrible thing did anyone suggest this for the farmers." (2)
 
  1922 March 6 . "Bernie" [Bernard M. Baruch] TLS to Mark Sullivan; New York [City, New York]. (1 page)
Discusses U.S. Senator Medill McCormick's positions on the Treaty of Versailles and League of Nations. Speculates on the positions of Senator McCormick, Senator Brandegee, and Senator Moses regarding the Four-Power Treaty. Baruch comments that "I see Governor Cox and all his admirers have jumped into the situation; so the country is safe."
 
  1922 May 6 . "BM" [Bernard M. Baruch] TLS to Mark Sullivan; New York [City, New York]. (3 pages)
Asks for confirmation that he received his gift of a twenty-gauge pump action shotgun. Comments on rumors of a possible congressional investigation into himself, "...no Democratic leader need fear an investigation of me...I am willing to put up money to have myself investigated by Congress so that it can not be said that the investigation was not undertaken on account of the expense involved." Short comments on reading Sullivan's latest book [The Great Adventure at Washington, the Story of the Conference, 1922], bank investments in Europe, Harry New losing his re-nomination to the U.S. Senate, German reparations, and the reception of the Genoa Conference.
 
  1922 May 29 . Bernard M. Baruch TLS to Mark Sullivan; New York [City, New York]. (1 page)
Baruch discusses Sullivan's writing, particularly in his latest book. [The Great Adventure at Washington, the Story of the Conference, 1922] "This is to congratulate you upon what I consider a real achievement in making history not only readable but realistically gripping."
 
  1922 August 17 . "Bernie" [Bernard M. Baruch] TLS to Mark Sullivan; Saratoga Springs, N[ew] Y[ork]. (1 page)
Criticizes recent political attacks on William G. McAdoo. Discusses the USSR's preparations to export wheat and the effects of the Russian Famine Relief Act of 1921.
 
  1922 September 22 . "Bernie" [Bernard M. Baruch] TLS to Mark Sullivan; New York [City, New York]. (2 pages)
Continues a discussion on party politics and leadership, and comments on Sullivan's suggestion of his role in the party. "I feel exactly as you do in regard to leadership; and if it were not for anti-Semitism, and if I could overcome my desire not to be a leader, I would not object to taking the role that you suggest someone should take."
 
  1922 September 25 . Mark Sullivan TL to "Bernie" [Bernard M. Baruch]; Washington, D.C. (1 page)
Sullivan argues over the amount of money he and Baruch wagered over a Presidential action. Sullivan offers his opinions on a recent veto message by President Harding. Discusses a future hunting trip with Sullivan, Baruch, and "Brudder."
 
  1922 October 7 . "BM" [Bernard M. Baruch] TLS to Mark Sullivan; New York [City, New York]. (2 pages)
Baruch comments on rumors that President Harding will be appointing a member to the Reparations Board, expressing regret that the Wilson administration did not do so. Comments on a speech given by McKenna on economics. General comments on the Harding administration.
 
  1923 March 19 . "Bernie" [Bernard M. Baruch] TLS and 2 TDfs to Mark Sullivan; New York [City, New York]. (5 pages)
Travel plans to Washington, D.C.; extends an invitation for Sullivan to join him, Bert Ritchie, and Fred Kent on a trip to the Hobcaw Barony. Comments on Lord Robert Cecil's trip to the U.S., his work during the Paris Peace Conference, and his political work during WWI. Also contains 2 alternate drafts of the letter, which elaborate on Baruch's view of Lord Robert Cecil's work during the Paris Peace Conference and his personal character.
 
  1923 April 16 . "Bernie" [Bernard M. Baruch] TLS to Mark Sullivan; New York [City, New York]. (2 pages)
Baruch offers Sullivan letters of introduction and the ability to meet with high-ranking government officials in Belgium, Czechoslovakia, and France. Reminds Sullivan of officials to contact in England, Italy, and Spain. Also offers to put Sullivan in contact with business people in Germany and Austria. Discusses the publication of an article that borrows from Baruch's own financial theories. Comments on the Distinguished Service Medal being awarded to members of the War Industries Board.
 
  1923 September 21 . "Bernie" [Bernard M. Baruch] TLS to Mark Sullivan; New York [City, New York]. (2 pages)
Responds to an article that attacked Eugene Meyer, in which Baruch was quoted. Offers his views on Meyer's career in business, work in politics, and his personal character.
 
  1923 September 26 . "Bernie" [Bernard M. Baruch] TLS to Mark Sullivan; New York [City, New York]. (1 page)
Comments on the political environment as established by the last presidential campaign, "...It is going to be a long time before the damage done in the campaign against Wilson and Wilsonism is repaired. He was a dignified and cultured gentleman whose greatest fault was that he was an idealist who would not stoop to the methods of his enemies, methods which finally destroyed him in the popular mind...If there is too much pandering to suspicion and fear and prejudice, the example was set by the moral bankrupts who now hold high offices." "It is like the Ku Klux Klan and other things that those in office are responsible for--they May object to them, but they are the creatures of their own making."
 
  1923 September 28 . "Bernie" [Bernard M. Baruch] TLS to Mark Sullivan; New York [City, New York]. (1 page)
Comments on American multiculturalism in follow-up to accusations of bigotry he made in the previous letter, "I am never denying, but always stating the fact that I am a full blooded Jew. I do not believe in taking a hyphenated position regarding anything or anybody, and I take second place to no one in being a pure American and in my pure Americanism...We allow our country to be made the battle ground of races, religions, sects, and creeds, while too few people think about America itself."
 
  1923 October 23 . "Bernie" [Bernard M. Baruch] TLS to Mark Sullivan; New York [City, New York]. (2 pages)
Discusses the treatment of American diplomacy and Belgian reparations by journalists: "I do not know why our American writers always make references to others who were half right when they have in front of them all the time the recommendation of their own representatives who were wholly right."
 
  1923 November 9 . "Bernie" [Bernard M. Baruch] TLS to Mark Sullivan; New York [City, New York]. (1 page)
Baruch informs Sullivan of his plans to visit Washington.
 
  1923 November 26 . "BM" [Bernard M. Baruch] TLS to Mark Sullivan; New York [City, New York]. (1 page)
Baruch responds to Sullivan's letter of November 22, 1923 [not present]. "What is the big idea of your letter of November 22nd?"
 
  1923 December 19 . Mark Sullivan TL to "Bernie" [Bernard M. Baruch]. (2 pages)
Sullivan discusses anti-semitism in the Harvard Club and Baruch and his son's treatment by the club. "I won't deny that there is anti-Semitism in New York and anti-Semitism in the Harvard Club. On the contrary, there is much of it. But this anti-Semitism is not directed against you or against your son. This I know to be a fact."
 
  1923 December 20 . "Bernie" [Bernard M. Baruch] TLS to Mark Sullivan; New York [City, New York]. (1 page)
Baruch responds to Sullivan's letter of December 19, 1923. Clarification of remarks about the KKK, the Harvard Club, and the exclusion of persons on the basis of "race, creed, color, fact, or fancy."
 
  1923 December 21 . Mark Sullivan TL to "Bernie" [Bernard M. Baruch]. (1 page)
Sullivan continues the discussion of Baruch and his son's treatment by the Harvard Club, responding to Baruch's letter of December 20, 1923. Reflections on his own denial of membership into the Gridiron Club.
 
  1927 January 21 . "Bernie" [Bernard M. Baruch] TLS to Mark Sullivan; New York [City, New York]. (3 pages)
Responding to Sullivan's request in his letter of January 14, 1926. Cannot recall which books he studied as a boy in Camden. Baruch reflects on his education, games he played, and his life as a boy in Camden, South Carolina.
 
  1927 April 15 . Mark Sullivan TL to "Bernie" [Bernard M. Baruch]. (1 page)
Discusses Baruch's letter about his school days.
 
  1927 April 11 . "BM" [Bernard M. Baruch] TLS to Mark Sullivan; New York [City, New York]. (1 page)
Baruch praises André Tardieu's political work.
 
  1927 September 1. Mark Sullivan TL to "Bernie" [Bernard M. Baruch]. (1 page)
Sullivan responds to Baruch's letter of January 21, 1927. "That letter you wrote me about you school days I am reproducing entire, because it is one of the most vivid, and, in other respects, charming contributions that came to me."
 
  1927 September 10 . "BM" [Bernard M. Baruch] TLS to Mark Sullivan; New York [City, New York]. (2 pages)
Baruch responds to Sullivan's letter of September 1, 1927. Baruch discusses the "...way the economic clauses of the Treaty have worked out," concluding that "I wonder at the wisdom, or chance, or whatever it was, that enabled me to carry through such a wonderful record as has been shown by our work in the economic clauses."
 
  1927 December 19 . "Bernie" [Bernard M. Baruch] TLS to Mark Sullivan; New York [City, New York]. (1 page)
Baruch asks Sullivan and "Brudder" to attend a Christmas party.
 
  1928 February 21 . "Bernie" [Bernard M. Baruch] TLS to Mark Sullivan; New York [City, New York]. (1 page)
Compliments Sullivan for his letter of February 13, 1928. "Do you know that that was written in the best Wilsonian style. He had a way of saying things like you said them in that letter." With many pencil notes written in the margins and on the verso, by Baruch.
 
  1928 March 14 . "Bernie" [Bernard M. Baruch] TLS to Mark Sullivan; New York [City, New York]. (1 page)
An invitation to Sullivan for a dinner meeting. Baruch instructs Sullivan to wear "...Hobcaw dress. That means as we always dress at Hobcaw i.e. in plain clothes."
 
  1932 October 18 . "Bernie" [Bernard M. Baruch] TLS to Mark Sullivan; New York [City, New York]. (1 page)
Thanks Sullivan for a personal reference and notes that he has Sullivan's "releases of October 15 and 16." Baruch invites Sullivan to the Hobcaw over the winter. "the sunshine will be bright, the corn liquor good and, I hope, the women more charming than ever."
 
  1933 September 18 . "BM" [Bernard M. Baruch] TLS to Mark Sullivan; New York [City, New York]. (1 page)
Baruch congratulates Sullivan on his book manuscript and offers his suggestions.
 
  1933 September 21 . "BM" [Bernard M. Baruch] TLS to Mark Sullivan; New York [City, New York]. (1 page)
Baruch complains that "Frank" overestimated his wealth. Baruch invites Sullivan to Hobcaw House over the winter, "the sunshine will be bright, the corn liqour good and, I hope, the women more charming than ever."
 
  1933 September 21 . "BM" [Bernard M. Baruch] TLS to Mark Sullivan; New York [City, New York]. (1 page)
Baruch returns an article to Sullivan with his commentary [article not present].
 
  1935 December 3 . Mark Sullivan TL to "Bernie" [Bernard M. Baruch]. (1 page)
Sullivan asks Baruch to buy copies of his recently published book and "by all means let the book-seller know it is B.M. Baruch who is buying them." Sullivan expresses critical views of President Roosevelt's speeches and public image.
 
  1935 December 10 . Mark Sullivan TL to "Bernie" [Bernard M. Baruch]. (1 page)
Sullivan continues criticism of Harvard for awarding an honorary degree to Wallace, and extends his criticisms to a number of university who awarded Sen. Carter Glass with honorary degrees.
 
  1938 November 15 . Bernard M. Baruch Telegram to Mark Sullivan; New York [City, New York]. (1 page)
Congratulations to Sullivan for an honor in American Style.
 
  1940 September 12 . "Bernie" [Bernard M. Baruch] TLS to Mark Sullivan; New York [City, New York]. (1 page)
Criticisms of the recent government actions, believing that they should have been implemented much earlier. Refers to statements he made in 1938 suggesting similar actions. "It has been a heart-breaking experience for me. The thing above all that I would like to have answered is why there was never any support forthcoming for a program that was so apparent, which would have saved so much suffering and perhaps loss of things dearer to us even than our lives."
 
  1940 September 21 . Mark Sullivan TL to "Bernie" [Bernard M. Baruch]. (1 page)
Sullivan discusses US politics surrounding "war, peace, and preparedness," and asks Baruch for his opinions on the next election. [typed on verso of Baruch's letter of [September 12, 1940].
 
  1941 January 21 . Bernard M. Baruch TLS to Mark Sullivan. (9 pages)
Baruch sends a copy of a report from the National Industrial Conference Board. ["Problems of Industrial Mobilization" National Industrial Conference Board]
 
  1942 August 18 . "Bernie" [Bernard M. Baruch] TLS to Mark Sullivan; New York [City, New York]. (1 page)
Thanks Sullivan for his treatment of Baruch in a recent article.
 
  1948 January 19 . Typed copy. (18 pages)
"Testimony of Bernard M. Baruch on European Recovery Program"
 
  1948 January 28 . Bernard M. Baruch TLS to Mark Sullivan; Georgetown, So[uth] Car[olina]. (1 page)
Thanks Sullivan for his recent article, which included comments by Baruch; further discusses the statement given by Baruch.
 
  1948 November 22 . "Bernie" [Bernard M. Baruch] TLS to Mark Sullivan; New York [City, New York]. (2 pages)
Compliments Sullivan's recent article and its treatment of bonds. Discusses cabinet politics. Also, sends Sullivan a pamphlet on inflation and Baruch's statement on the Marshall Plan [not present]. Manuscript writing in shorthand cover the verso.
 
  1948 December 2 . "Bernie" [Bernard M. Baruch] TLS to Mark Sullivan; Georgetown, So[uth] Car[olina]. (2 pages)
Baruch compliments Sullivan's recent articles in the Herald Tribune. Baruch discusses his reservations about parts of the Marshall plan and recalls comments he had made about surpluses and unemployment in 1944. Comments on elections in Illinois.
 
  [1948?] . Typed copy. (4 pages)
"Thoughts of B. M. Baruch on Administration of European Recovery Plan"
 
  1949 January 31 . "Bernie" [Bernard M. Baruch] TLS to Mark Sullivan; New York [City, New York]. (5 pages)
Baruch compliments Sullivan's recent writing for being "more philosophical and less emotional." Baruch discusses the Marshall Plan, and suggests alternatives to US lending policies in hopes that "...people would note hate us because they owe us money." Baruch comments on the mutual assistance pact in Western Europe, his past policy suggestions, and makes general comments about the US Economy. Includes letter from October 25, 1945 to Albert Gore. In the Gore letter Baruch follows up on comments he had made about US inflation, debt, and global economic issues
 
  1949 February 7 . "Bernie" [Bernard M. Baruch] TLS to Mark Sullivan; New York [City, New York]. (5 pages (total))
Baruch criticizes the Marshall Plan for its cost and for the resulting nationalization in European industries, which he views as creating significant competition to US industries. Government price controls and general comments about aid to Europe. Encloses a letter from Baruch to US Representative Albert Gore dated October 25, 1945 with passages flagged for Sullivan.
 
  Undated . "Bernie" [Bernard M. Baruch] ALS to Mark Sullivan; New York [City, New York]. (1 page)
Baruch sends regrets to Sullivan for not meeting before he left on a trip. Written on a black-bordered card.
 
  Undated . "Bernie" [Bernard M. Baruch] ALS to Mark Sullivan; Fetteresso Castle, Stonehaven, Kincardineshire, Scotland. (6 pages)
Baruch discusses America's international reputation and prestige.
 
  Undated . "Bernie" [Bernard M. Baruch] ALS to Mark Sullivan; Fetteresso Castle, Stonehaven, Kincardineshire, Scotland. (2 pages)
Baruch responds to allegations of his connection to Clémenceau's letter.
 
  Undated . "Bernie" [Bernard M. Baruch] ALS to Mark Sullivan; Georgetown, South Carolina. (1 pages)
Acknowledges receiving a book sent by Sullivan. Sends holiday greetings.
 
  Undated . "Bernie" [Bernard M. Baruch] ALS to Mark Sullivan; Saratoga Springs, N[ew] Y[ork]. (2 pages)
Baruch comments on US shipping policy. On United States Hotel stationery.
 
  Undated . "Bernie" [Bernard M. Baruch] ALS to Mark Sullivan; Georgetown, South Carolina. (1 page)
Purchased copies of Sullivan's recent book and compliments his work. Criticizes Harvard for the award of an honorary degree to Henry A. Wallace.