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27 July 1940 (3)
Pp 274/1/586-588 · Document · 1940.07.27
Part of Private Archives

Letter of A. Sweetser (United States), League of Nations Information Section to S. Lester on J. Avenol and S. Lester's difficult task as J. Avenol's successor.

27 July 1940 (4)
Pp 274/1/588-593 · Document · 1940.07.27
Part of Private Archives

A. Sweetser's letter to A. Loveday on: A. Loveday's coming to USA with his Section, American position towards the ILO and the League of Nations services moving to USA, C.J. Hambro's and A. Sweetser's work to facilitate the coming of some League of Nations services to USA, facilities offered by the Princeton University, Rockefeller Foundation and League of Nations Association group interested in the Princeton idea.

15 July 1940 (3)
Pp 274/1/593-598 · Document · 1940.07.15
Part of Private Archives

A. Sweetser's letter to S. Lester: the war situation in Europe, A. Sweetser's activities and contacts in the USA, C.J. Hambro's view on the possibility of part of the League of Nations coming over to USA, the complication in connection with the ILO coming.

15 July 1940 (4)
Pp 274/1/599-601 · Document · 1940.07.15
Part of Private Archives

? A. Sweetser's letter to A.E. Felkin, United Kingdom, League of Nations Economic and Financial Section: the American interest in the Anti Drug work, Fuller's anxiety about arrangements concerning the transfer of part of the League of Nations services (non-political work only) to the USA, the Princeton University invitation to enable the League of Nations technical services to continue their work in the USA.

26 August 1940 (2)
Pp 274/1/629-632 · Document · 1940.08.26
Part of Private Archives

Letter from A. Sweetser (United States), League of Nations Association at New York City, to S. Lester: arrival at the United States of the first members of the staff of the League of Nations technical services, including A. Loveday as Director of the Economic and Financial Section; Business lunch at Princeton with A. Sweetser, C.J. Hambro (Norway), League of Nations first Deputy Secretary General, A. Loveday,
Dr. Aydelotte and Riefler of the Institute, Brakeley of Princeton University and Walter Stewart, member of the Institute and Chairman of the Board of the Rockefeller Foundation; settlement at Princeton of the League of Nations Economic group and working facilities; other League of Nations sections notably opium and health hopefully awaited.

26 August 1940 (3)
Pp 274/1/632-635 · Document · 1940.08.26
Part of Private Archives

A. Sweetser's letter to S. Lester: information on the situation in Geneva and the people coming over to the USA, cooperation between A. Sweetser and C.J. Hambro, everyone in the United States aware of the difficulties S. Lester had to cope with in Geneva, problem to arrange a meeting of the Supervisory Commission.

26 August 1940 (4)
Pp 274/1/635-636 · Document · 1940.08.26
Part of Private Archives

A. Sweetser's letter to S. Lester's wife Elsie: S. Lester's hope to go back to Ireland soon, S. Lester greatly admired and respected by the staff in the United States.

3 September 1940 (2)
Pp 274/1/637-638 · Document · 1940.09.03
Part of Private Archives

A. Sweetser's letter to S. Lester: to congratulate S. Lester for clarifying the League of Nations difficult situation (J. Avenol's resignation, S. Lester's appointment as temporary Secretary-General and the first transfer of some League of Nations technical services to the USA).

7 November 1940
Pp 274/1/660 · Document · 1940.11.07
Part of Private Archives

A. Sweetser's letter to transmit to S. Lester a message of sympathy from C.J. Hambro.

1 January 1941
Pp 274/1/672-674 · Document · 1941.01.01
Part of Private Archives

Dark days for S. Lester, who was a little bit depressed because of: A. Sweetser's and A. Loveday's difficulties, loneliness, being far from his family, dark and unknown future, worrying about personal finances; S. Lester spent two days in Berne in F. Cremins' new Legation as Chargé d'Affaires; bombs dropped on Dublin and other Irish towns.