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CABLE ADDRESS— B A M E R IC A L

S A N F R A N C IS C O H E A D Q U A R T E R S

S A N F R A N C IS C O , C A L IF O R N IA

M. G I A N N I N I
P RESI DENT

July 19, 1940

Mr. Lawrence Clayton,
2400 Sixteenth Street,
Washington, D. C.
Dear Larry:
It is always pleasant to hear from you, and I
was glad to receive your letter of July 3.
I was not entirely familiar with the corre­
spondence which passed between you and Russ following
his visit to Washington last April, but I now understand
the situation. Personally, I feel that it would be very
nice to have you in the organization somewhere and shall
certainly keep it in mind so that if an appropriate open­
ing should develop, we can discuss it with you.
We all appreciate your uniform thoughtfulness
of us ana the constructive viewpoint you have taken with
regard to our recent problems with the Comptroller's
Office.
I
see you out
We all send
remember us




hope that we shall have an opportunity to
here some time in the not too distant future.
our regards to you and hope that you will
kindly to Marriner.

July 8, 1940
Personal
Mr. L. S. Giannini, President
Bank of America, I. T. & S . A.
San Francisco, California
Dear Mario:
For soue tine paFt I bare been expecting to be
ordered to active duty at Ft. Lewis, Washington, but it now
appears that due to the shortage of regular army equipment
the training of reserve organizations is likely to be sus­
pended for the current summer. If this proves to be the
case I may not come west this summer, which I had hoped to
do, not alone for the pleasure ef a trip out there but for
the opportunity of having a chat *ith you as well.
You no doubt have seen the correspondence which
passed between Russ Smith ana myself following his visit
here last April, While the suggestions he aarie were not
satisfactory to me they were nevertheless interesting. I
hare a strong feeling that if I could have talked personally
to A. P., or better still with yourself, we might have come
to an understanding. Be that as it may, I hope that your
preoccupation with your heavy responsibilities there will
not prevent your keeping me in mind in case any other possi­
bility develops. 7ou Jroow already how I feel about your
v g fts lM tia a *

Jxmt in case there should be some occasion to
write me anything of confidential nature or of calling me
on the telephone, I should advise that re have taken an
apartment for the sumsaer months at 2400 16th Street. This
is the hotel vfeere the Awaits and Prettyaans
the cock­
tail party last winter that you and Mercedes and Louis at­
tended. The telephone number is Columbia 7200, but we have
a private phone - Hobart 9507.

Trusting you and yours are well and with warmest
wishes to A. P., Louis, Buss, as well as your good self, 1 am
Sincerely,
LC/frl