Letter to Henry E. Dosch from Sidonia V. Johnson regarding her "History", dated October 22, 1904; Dosch's response, dated October 31, 1904; regarding the Lewis and Clark Exposition held in Portland, Oregon in 1905.
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president, - - R. J. HOLMES
of Holmes Canning Co. Vice-President, - FLETCHER LINN
of Oregon Furniture Mfg. Co. Treasurer, - W. H. McMONIES
of W. H. McMonies & Co. Secretary, - - C. H. McISAAC
David M. Dunne, Chairman of David M. Dunne & Co.
of Great Western Yeast Co. A. H. Devers of Closset & Devers.
E. H. KlLHAM
of Howe, Davis & Kilham. D. J. Zan of Zan Bros.
OF THE NORTHWEST
308 Chamber of Commerce.
Telephone, Main 1401
Qfia**6la*i2, TDfAjan, October 22, 1904.
My dear Mr. Dosch.:- Yesterday I wrote Mr. Mc^saac some few facts
in regard to the progress that my History is making, and suggested that he mi^it help me along in the matter Toy aiding me in securing publicity. I took the liberty of assuming that you would be willing to push along a "good thing", and suggested to dr. Mcl that he explain the situation to you, and ask you to write a communication to the Oregonian along lines which I indicated to him - needless to repeat here. Today it occurs to me (in a lucid interval) that both you and the Commissioner General are so busy that my request is an unreasonable encroachment upon your time and your good will, and also the idea came to me that possibly Mr. Mcl is absent from St. Louis, and consequently not in position to take the matter up with you. For this reason I am writing you today, and enclose herewith a communication to the "Editor" of the Oregonian, in which YOU are expressing your (?) sentiments in regard to "A Short History of Oregon". If you will send this communication in to the Oregonian, over your name, and ask them to publish it, I think it will be of very great benefit to me, and I will very much appreciate it.
I do not mean to bind you to the communication as written by me, or even to the ideas therein expressed.I 3end this communication merely to give you a general idea as to what I would like brought out, and to save your time. Do not use it if anything in it is incompatible with your own opinions and belief, but if you can send in some good little "spiel" of your own, please do so. "A Short History of uregon" is now at that interesting point of its babyhood days where it needs the sort of nourishment furnished by newspaper publicity, and whatever my friends can do for me along this line I will deeply appreciate.
I was glad to receive a letter from you a few weeks since, and hope it will happen again.
With cordial greetings and best wishes for your happiness and prosperity, I remain, ^
Sincerely yours, ¦?
Enciosure -• • •'
P. S. Please do not mail the communication to the oregonian just in
time to be buried in their Monday issue - five days to Portland -Sie ve rst ah an ia. wnbl \ \ \ 1 1
Oregon State Bui Id:5 ng ,Y/orld' H Fair,
St. Louis, So.,October 31,1904,
Mios Sid one. V, Johnson,
# 308 Chamber of Commerce,
Portland, Orec-on. My dear Miss. Johnson:-
I have your favor of the 22 nd. Inst, and agreeable therewith, have mailed to the "Oregonian" my? opinion about your little "History of Oregon", which 1 have had. no time .yet to read thoroughly, but from what I have read, it fills a long felt want, and I want to congratulate ycu upon your work, which deserves the support of every loyal Oregonian, but whether ycu will get that or not, is, as you know, quite difficult to cay.
If you lived somewhere in the East, and had sent your History out to Oregon, I am confident that you would have received better recognition, for our people aeera to be of the opinion "That nothing good can come from Gazemana."
The other part of the Clover Leaf is simply enjoying himself and growing fat* No doubt he has written *« y«u what we are up against here.
Adding kindest regards, I am Cordially yours,
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