THE
LIFE AND LETTERS OF
WALTER H. PAGE

BY

BURTON J. HENDRICK

GARDEN CITY. NEW YORK
DOUBLEDAY, PAGE & COMPANY

1923

 

PREFATORY NOTE

Among the many who have assisted in the preparation of this Biography especial acknowledgment is made to Irwin Laughlin, First Secretary and Counsellor of the London Embassy under Mr. Page. Mr. Page's papers show the high regard which he entertained for Mr. Laughlin's abilities and character, and the author similarly has found Mr. Laughlin's assistance indispensable. Mr. Laughlin has had the goodness to read the manuscript and make numerous suggestions, all for the purpose of reenforcing the accuracy of the narrative. The author gratefully remembers many long conversations with Viscount Grey of Fallodon, in which Anglo-American relations from 1913 to 1916 were exhaustively canvassed and many side-lights thrown upon Mr. Page's conduct of his difficult and delicate duties. The British Foreign Office most courteously gave the writer permission to examine a large number of documents in its archives bearing upon Mr. Page's ambassadorship and consented to the publication of several of the most important.

B. J. H.

 

CONTENTS

  VOLUME I

I
A RECONSTRUCTION BOYHOOD

II
JOURNALISM

III
"THE FORGOTTEN MAN"

IV
THE WILSONIAN ERA BEGINS

V
ENGLAND BEFORE THE WAR

VI
"POLICY" AND "PRINCIPLE" IN MEXICO

VII
PERSONALITIES OF THE MEXICAN PROBLEM

VIII
HONOUR AND DISHONOUR IN PANAMA

IX
AMERICA TRIES TO PREVENT THE EUROPEAN WAR

X
THE GRAND SMASH

XI
ENGLAND UNDER THE STRESS OF WAR

XII
"WAGING NEUTRALITY".

XIII
GERMANY'S FIRST PEACE DRIVES.
 
VOLUME II

XIV
THE "LUSITANIA" AND AFTER

XV
THE AMBASSADOR AND THE LAWYERS

XVI
DARK DAYS FOR THE ALLIES

XVII
CHRISTMAS IN ENGLAND, 1915

XVIII
A PERPLEXED AMBASSADOR

XIX
WASHINGTON IN THE SUMMER OF 1916

XX
"PEACE WITHOUT VICTORY"

XXI
THE UNITED STATES AT WAR

XXII
THE BALFOUR MISSION TO THE UNITED STATES

XXIII
PAGE---THE MAN

XXIV
A RESPITE AT ST. IVES

XXV
GETTING THE AMERICAN TROOPS TO FRANCE

XXVI
LAST DAYS IN ENGLAND

XXVII
THE END
 APP APPENDIX

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

Chapter One