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FEDERAL RESERVE BANK
OF ATLANTA
OFFICE OF
CHAIRMAN
FEDERAL

OF THE

BOARD.

RESERVE AGENT.

August 29, 1958

Mr. Marriner S. Eccles, Chairman,
Board of Governors,
Federal Reserve System
Washington, D. C.
My dear Mr. Eccles:
At the last meeting of the Board of Directors of the Atlanta
Bank it was decided to have a reception at the opening of the
remodeled and refurnished bank on November 11 in the evening.
Invitations will be sent out to members of the banking fraternity
and leading industrialists in this district, and the reception
will be given in honor of the Board of Governors.
The object of this letter is to formally invite all the members
of the Board of Governors to be present with us on this occasion.
The directors1 Meeting for the month of November will be held on
November 11 and 12 and we will probably ask all of the Branches
to meet with us here on those two days for their business
meetings, at which time we hope the members of the Board of
Governors will meet with us.
Dr. K« L. Brittain, President of Georgia Tech, has extended to
us the use of his private box for the Board of Governors and the
directors of the Atlanta Branch for the Georgia Tech-Alabama
football game Saturday afternoon, November 12.
festivities will probably be offered by the banks as soon
as the^j" hear of our plans. Vvill you therefore please extend to
each and everv member of your Board and such members of the
staff as you deem advisable, our cordial invitation to attend
these meetings November 11 and 12.

Very sincerely and cordially --ours,

FHN:M



August 50, 1953
Mr. Prank H. Seely
Chairman of the Board
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia
My dear 8r # Neelyt
lour letter of August £3th addressee! to Mr, Iferriner S. Bccles,
Chainsan of the Board, has been referred to me in &r. Fccles1 absence
from the city. It is noted that at the last meeting of the Board of
Directors of the Atlanta Bank it was decided to have a reception at
the opening of the remodeled and refurnished bank on November 11, and
that the reception at that time will be in honor of the Board of
Governors, and that the members of the Bo«rd and its staff are invited
to be with you.
It is also noted that your Directors' Meeting for the month of
Soveaber will be held on Hoveraber 11 and 12$ and that you contemplate
asking the officers and directors of the branches to meet with you on
those two days and that you hope to have the members of the Board of
Governors attend these meetings.
Your letter will be called to the attention of the Board at its next
meeting, which will be held tomorrow. In theraeanti!*e,please let me
on behalf of the Boerd and staff express appreciation for the invitation
and for the courtesy of giving the reception in honor of the Board. I
am sure that all who can will certainly be present on that occasion.
The members of the Board will be requested to individually advise you as
to whether the invitation can be accepted. On my own behalf, I take
pleasure in accepting at this time.
It is further noted that the President of Georgia Tech has kindly
extended to you the use of his private box for the football gama on
Saturday afternoon, November 12, and that it is contemplated that the
banks of Atlanta will also wish to participate in celebrating the occasion of the reopening of the building.
Sincerely,

HB/ac



Ronald Ransom,
?ic« Chairman.




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Form P.' R. 131

BDARD DF GOVERNORS
OF THE

FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM

Office Correspondence
To
From

Mr. Eccles

Date-Aggg*
Subject:

.

Chester Morrill
Attached is a letter of August 29 from Chairman
Neely, of the Atlanta Bank, addressed to you, which was
received and acknowledged in your absence by Mr. Ransom,
in regard to the formal opening of the remodeled and refurnished Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta on November 11
to which all members of the Board have been invited.
At Mr. Ransom*s suggestion, copies of this correspondence have been furnished to all the other members
of the Board with the understanding that each one will
advise Mr. Neely directly as to whether or not he will
be able to attend the opening.




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October 5, 1938.

My dear Mr. Neely*
On my return from vacation I found your letter
of August E9th, ^hich Roaeld Ransom had previously acknowledged and called to the attention of the members of the
Board,
If it were possible for me to do so, I should
take pleasure in being present at the reception at the Atlanta Bank, particularly because I know that you have given
& great deal of valuable time and attention to the re—
modeling and refurnishing, and I should like likewise to renew acquaintance with you and your colleagues on the Board,
It is iay understanding that in addition to Kr,
Ransoa, Mr. Davis, Mr* McKee and Mr. Szymczak expect, barring
some now unforeseen development, to be present on this occasion, so that the Board here will have a much larger representation than is usually possible at meetings away from
Washington, While I should like to join them and to take advantage of your cordial invitation and the hospitality
proffered, I have just returned to Washington after a belated vacation and an absence of more than a month in the
west and I find that ay time is too crowded to permit me to
get away again at this juncture, I am obliged to forego not
only the trip to Atlanta but attendance at the American
Bankers Convention in Houston,
I know that you and your associates will understand ay inability to be with you, I wish you would convey
to them my thanks for the kind invitation and my appreciation
of their interest and the public services they are rendering,
of which the modernized building is symbolic.
With kind regards,
Sincerely yours,

M. S, Eccles,
Chairman.
Mr. Frank H. Neely,
Chairman of the Board,
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta,
Atlanta, Georgia.




FEDERAL RESERVE BANK
OF ATLANTA
OFFICE OF
CHAIRMAN

OF T H E

BOARD

FEDERAL RESERVE AGENT.




October 8, 1958

Mr. Marriner S. Eccles
Chairman, Board of Governors,
Federal Reserve System
Washington, D. C.
Dear Mr. Eccles:
Mr. Nevrtion and I are very much disappointed to learn
from your letter of October 5 of your inability to be
with us on November 11.
We had so hoped that you would be here and heir? us
celebrate the opening of the re-built bank and join
with us in the Directors' Meetings. The Atlanta Clearing House Association is having a luncheon on Friday
and was particularly anxious to have you talk to the
group there, which will include a great man;/ bankers on
their way to Houston.
When November 11 draws near I hooe that you will feel
that you can run down for the day. The plane service
is good and quick, and you will not have to be out of
your office more than a few hours.
You can leave Washington at 7:00 o'clock Thursday night
on the Southern Railroad and arrive here at nine
ofclock Friday morning* If you must get back the next
day you could leave here after the reception on
Friday night on the 12:15 Diane and be in Washington
before six o'clock Saturday morning.
Please keep this in mine and realize how much we want
you.
and cordially,

October 14, 1938.

Dear Mr, Seely:
This is to thank you for your
letter of October 3th* While I see no
likelihood ot being ahle to go to Atlanta
for the opening of the reaodeled bank, if
it develops at the last stosent that I can
get away, X shall let you know.
Again thanking you for your
courtesy and with kindest personal regards,
Sincerely yours,

II. S. Iceles,
Chairaaxu
to, Frank R* Keely,
Coalman of the Board,
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta,
Atlanta, Georgia.

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FEDERAL RESERVE BANK
OF ATLANTA
OFFICE OF
SECRETARY OF THE BOARD
ASSISTANT FEDEK.YI. RESERVE A<;EXT

Ootober 19, 1938•

Mr« Marriner S» Eccles, Chairman,
Board of Governors of the
Federal Reserve System,
Washington, D. C.
Dear Chairman Eccles:
Mr* Neely, Chairman of the Board, has
advised me that at the present time you feel that it
will be impossible for you to attend the joint meeting
of the directors of this bank and its branches to be
held in Atlanta on November 11, and 12, 1938, and the
reception to be given in honor of the Board of Governors
in the evening of November 11•
In the hope that there may be a change
in your plans which will make it possible for you to be
present upon this occasion, I have reserved for you and
Governor Szymczak, jointly, at the Biltmore Hotel, a suite
of three rooms consisting of two double bed rooms and
connecting sitting room.
Please be assured that we will be happy
to have you with us, and we sincerely hope that you will
find it possible to come*




Very truly yours.

J. R. McCravey, Jr*,
Secretary of the Board*

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My dear Mr. Eccles,
It was indeed most pleasant
to learn the other day that you will be present
in Atlanta for the meetings there on the 11th
and 12th of this month, as it gives me the opportunity to renew a brief, but most enjoyable acquaint
anceship with you, and I do hope that nothing will
prevent at the last moment, your being there.
As I have always found your
views on various things most enjoyable and interesting, and as I understand you will present some
of them in Atlanta, I am looking forward with
much interest to that feature of my visit, as
well as the pleasure of renewing my acquaintance
with you.
As ever
cordially!

Uarriner S.Eccles, £sq.
Federal Reserve System,
Washington, D. C.

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Atlanta
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Atlanta, (fcrargta
November 4 , 1938

My dear Marriner:
I am so glad you have decided to come and be with
us on Friday, November 11. You will, of course, want to
see what they spent all that money for in the Federal
Reserve Bank Building, and, at the same time, have firsthand contact with the officers of member banks and the
directors of the Federal Reserve Bank and its branches.
At the luncheon Friday at one o'clock, we will have
a few remarks from either the Governor or the Mayor; then,
you will make the principal and only talk. I will see
that none of your remarks go to the newspapers.
I have reserved for you a suite of rooms at the
AnsleyT Hotel, which wi]
will be ready for occupancy upon your
arrivalTrie
Friaay morningAwaiting the pleasure of seeing you at that time,
and with warmest personal regards, I am
Cordially yours,

s i d eA

Mr. Marriner S. Eccles, Chairman
Board of Governors
Federal Reserve System,
Washington, D, C.




November 8, 1958.

Mr, H. Lane Young, President,
Atlanta Clearing House Association,
Atlanta, Georgia.
ity dear Mr. Young:
The Chairman was obliged to leave the office
before lunch time today and did not have an opportunity
to get a letter off in the sails to you before he left,
so I am taking it upon ayself in his behalf to thank you
for your letter of November 4th and to let you know that
as Mr. Neely had already made arrangements for him to be
put up at the Biltaore Hotel, he will not need the reservation which you were thoughtful enough to make for
him at the Ansley Hotel. I wanted to let you know of
this so that you could make some other disposition, if
you wish to, of that reservation.
As an erstwhile newspaper correspondent, I
was personally deeply impressed by your assurance that
you would keep the Chairman's remarks out of the local
papers. In ay present incarnation I hope you succeed,
as X know he would prefer to speak freely and without
that fear of Misquotation or misconstruction that goes
with public speaking.
Sincerely yours,

Elliott Thurston,
Special Assistant
to the Chairman.
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FEDERAL RESERVE BANK
OF ATLANTA
OFFICE OF
SECRETARY OF THE BOAKD
ASSISTANT FEDERAL RESERVE AGENT

November lkf 1938,

Mr. Marrlner S. Eccles, Chairman,
Board of Governors of the
Federal Reserve System,
Washington, D. 0.
Dear Chairman Secies:
Please l e t this note convey to you my very
real appreciation of your visit to Atlanta last Friday and
Saturday. Your presence, as well as that of the other
members of the Board, contributed greatly to the joint meeting of our directors, and to the ceremonies connected with
the opening of our remodeled "building. I know that your
v i s i t to Atlanta was made at a considerable cost of your
time, but I an sure that a l l of us at the meetings were much
benefited from having from you an expression of your views
upon subjects of great interest to us.
On Saturday you asked that I advise you of
the cost of your railroad and pullman tickets from Atlanta
to Washington. The total cost of these tickets was $26.50
of which amount $19.15 represents railroad fare and $7*35
pullman fare. Tour check in the smount of $26.50 may be
made payable to the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.
I hope that you will soon have another
opportunity of visiting us in Atlanta.




Sincerely yours,

J. R. McCravey, Jr,
Secretary of the Board.