August 22, 1918
My Dear Congressman Gallvan:
In accordance with the terms of the Congressional resolution
introduced by you, in the House of Representatives, and by Senator
Johnson, acting for Senator Williams, in the Senate, Secretary
Redfield for the Commission returned to me the Nobel Peace Prize
Fund. The securities when sold, plus the cash in hand, amounted
to $45,482.83. I have disposed of this sum as follows:
To the American Red Cross, through the Treasurer, Mr. John
Skelton Williams $6,900.00
The American Red Cross, and possibly some other war charities,
or war activities will receive further sums of money from my royalties
on certain scenarios of motion pictures to be shortly produced
by the McClure Company; all the royalties I receive from the pictures
in question during the period of the war will be thus used.
To Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., now working in the YMCA in
As Mrs. Roosevelt is working in the YMCA I suppose that some or
most of the money will be used in connection therewith; but the
disposal is absolutely at her discretion.
To the Young Men's Christian Association National War Work
Council, through the treasurer, Mr. Cleveland H. Dodge $4,000.00
To the Knights of Columbus War Activities Committee, through
the treasurer, Mr. William J. Mulligan $4,000.00
To the Jewish Welfare Board, for War Activities, through the
treasurer, Mr. Walter E. Sachs $4,000.00
To the Salvation Army War Fund, treasurer Mr. G.S. Reinhardsen
I have sent this check through Major >Atkins, who has been doing
admirable work in the battalion of the 26th Infantry in which
my sons Theodore Jr. and Archibald have been serving.
To the Young Women's Christian Association War Work Council,
Colored, through Mrs. Henry P. Davison $4,000.00
I have asked that Miss Eva Bolles be consulted in the disbursal
of this item. My wife and I were very much struck with the work
of Miss Bolles in connection with the Colored Hostess House at
Camp Upton; and I have requested that the money be used for the
hostess houses for colored troops in in work among colored women
and girls in and about the camps and cantonments.
To Miss Emily Tyler Carow, at Porto Maurizo, Italy, for work
in connection with the Italian Red Cross $1,000.00
I send this sum merely as a token of my admiration of the high
gallantry and efficiency of Italy's action.
To Langdon Warner, acting American Vice-Consul at Harbin and
Vladivostock, for the Czecho-Slovaks, the extraordinary nature
of whose great and heroic feat is literally unparalleled, so far
as I know in ancient or modern warfare $1,000.00
In this case, as in all the cases that follow, the value of the
money contribution amounts to so little that it seems hardly worth
sending; but the money was given to me by the Nobel Peace Prize
Committee for my action in connection with the Peace of Portsmouth,
which closed the Russo-Japanese War; and I wish to use it in part
to show my admiration for the high heroism of the peoples who
have done most and suffered most in this great war to secure liberty
for all those nations, big or little, which lead self-respecting
and orderly lives, and act justly and fairly by others.
To Madame Major Botchkareva, for use as she deems wise, as
a token of my respect for those Russians who have refused to follow
the Bolshevists in their betrayal to Germany of Russia, of the
Allies, and of the cause of liberty throughout the world $1,000.00
To Herbert C. Hoover, for use in Belgium $1,000.00
To the Belgian Minister, for use among the Belgian refugees
in Holland $1,000.00
In Holland the burden of caring for >the Belgian victims of the
German horror has been very heavy; I suggest, but do not direct,
that the money be expended through the committee to which Miss
Van der Flier belongs.
To the Servian Minister, for the Servian sufferers $1,000.00
To Paul Shimmon for use among the Armenians and Assyrian Christian
I send this through Mr. Shimmon because so far as I know he has
never sought to excuse or justify what I regard as our inexcusable
dereliction in duty in having failed to declare war on Turkey,
and therefore in having failed to play a manly part in the effort
permanently to remedy the hideous wrongs of the subjects of the
Turk in the only really effective way, by destroying Turkish rule.
To Mr. M.L. Mirman, Prefect of Meurthe-et- Moselle, the lamentable
sufferings of the people of whose prefecture happen to have been
brought intimately before us $500.00
To Mrs. Mary Cadwalader Jones, for further similar work in
To Count Ishii, the Japanese Ambassador, for the Japanese
Red Cross $500.00
The Japanese Red Cross, like the American Red Cross, has raised
large sums of money for use in the Allied countries; I send this
merely as a very slight token of my admiration for the part the
Japanese people have taken in this war.
To Leslie M. Tarlton, Nairobi, for any war activity, or war
charity in Uganda or British East Africa $500.00
I was in Africa with Mr. Tarlton, who is an Australian. I send
this merely as a token of my admiration of what has been done
in this war by the Canadians, Australians, New Zealanders, and
Africanders, both of Boer and British blood.
To Mrs. Stewart Jobson for reconstruction work for wounded
soldiers in England $500.00
To Judge Joseph L. Nunan, of Georgetown, Demerara, for wounded
soldiers and their families in Ireland $500.00
I send this through Mr. Nunan because he believes in Home Rule
within the Empire, and stands uncompromisingly for prosecuting
the war against Germany with all possible efficiency until the
enemy is completely overthrown.
To Henry P. Davison, to be used when possible for the Roumanians
To Henry P. Davison, to be used when possible for the Montenegrins
To Robert M. Thompson, for the Comforts Committee of the Navy
To Speaker Champ Clark, for war activities or charities $500.00
I suggest but do not stipulate that this be used in Missouri.
To Mrs. James A. Gallivan, for war activities or charities
I suggest but do not stipulate that this be used in Mrs. Gallivan's
own neighborhood in Massachusetts.
To Mrs. John A. Williams, for similar use $500.00
I suggest but do not stipulate that this be used in Mississippi.
To Mrs. Hiram Johnson for similar use $500.00
I suggest but do not stipulate that this be used in California.
For cabling and other expenses in connection therewith. $82.83
I wish to express my obligations to Secretary Redfield and
his associates for the promptness with which they acted.
Hon. James A. Gallivan, House of Representatives