W. F. Bigelow to FPK from March 22, 1920


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W. F. Bigelow to FPK from March 22, 1920


Describes the influence of senators' wives on their husbands and the campaign for the Sheppard Bill.


W. F. Bigelow


From the collection of Frances Parkinson Keyes Papers, Special Collections, University of Vermont Library.




Digitized and transcribed by Lauren Porell


Reply to March 20, 1920 letter


Typewritten letter






UVM Library, Special Collections, FPK Papers, box 3, folder 18

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Editorial Rooms
W.F. Bigelow Editor
110 West 40th St New York City
March 22, 1920
Mrs. Henry W. Keyes, 2400 Sixteenth Street, Washington, D.C.

My dear Mrs. Keyes:
I want to thank you for your good letter of Marsh 20th. It seems to me that we are on the road to a most amicable understanding, and I, for one, have great hopes for the future.
You have an excellent beginning with your campaign for the Sheppard Bill. I am sending this letter off by special delivery because of that luncheon of the Senators' wives is scheduled for tomorrow. Last Saturday I had a letter from Mrs. Frederick Schoff, president of the National Council of Mothers, to whom I had written suggesting that her organization do some lobbying in Washington. She replied that she would do what she could, but that she had learned that it is much more influential to have women from the Senators' own States see them, and that that was a very difficult matter to arrange. It seems to me that is the easiest thing in the world to arrange. Most Senators' wives come from their own States, and who should have more influence with a Senator than his own wife? All that is left for us to do is to get the Senators' wives interested, and I am sure that you can do that.
If you want any magazine or any other material that I may have I shall be glad to supply you with whatever is needed. Our March issue, which was published here on Saturday, contains an article by Rose Wilder Lane which deals with the rural situation and the need for such help in country districts as the Sheppard bill provides. I am sending the copy of that issue under separate cover, but I am afraid that it will rot reach you before the luncheon.
With regard to the farm article, I am in no particular hurry for it, though I should like to have it within the next three or four weeks. Your plan of waiting until you can see Mr. Meredith socially is a good one. Further details in the [Page 2] matter, I am quite willing to leave to you. The article may be around 3,000 or 4,000 words in length.
Sincerely yours,
W.F. Bigelow

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November 7, 2013
Frances Parkinson Keyes Collection
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W. F. Bigelow, “W. F. Bigelow to FPK from March 22, 1920,” Omeka@CTL, accessed July 6, 2020, http://ctl.w3.uvm.edu/omeka/items/show/1313.
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