Leland B. Morris Papers
Georgetown University Manuscripts
The Leland B. Morris Papers includes correspondence, a State Department questionnaire, and a receipt dating from 1941-1942, and a letter to Leland B. Morris' wife, Marie, dated 1952. Morris' correspondence primarily concerns Germany in 1941. Highlights include Morris' account of Joachim von Ribbentrop declaring a state of war between Germany and the United States on December 11th, 1941, and a copy of Ribbentrop's declaration. The collection also includes a long, completed questionnaire concerning the state of German War Efforts, ca. 1942 (from Morris' perspective after six months of detainment). The collection includes letters written to and from Morris during his period of detainment at Bad Nauheim (December 1941- May 1942). Additionally, the collection contains a letter from Robert H. Best, an American broadcaster detained at Bad Nauheim who was eventually convicted of treason against the United States for broadcasting Nazi propaganda; a signed letter from John Flournoy Montgomery (U.S. Minister to Hungary from 1933-1941); and a signed letter from diplomat George F. Kennan, with whom Morris was detained at Bad Nauheim.
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