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23 June 1936
Pp 274/1/131 · Document · 1936.06.23
Part of Private Archives

A. Forster/A. Greiser, President of the Danzig Senate, differences - After discussions in Berlin, A. Forster got full support, he remained in Danzig more powerful than before, A. Greiser got a rebuff, although he got authority to ban all political meetings and processions.

26 June 1936
Pp 274/1/131-135 · Document · 1936.06.26
Part of Private Archives

Leipzig cruiser affair - Diplomatic incident during the visit of the German cruiser "Leipzig" because its officers were instructed by the highest naval authorities to pay no visit to the High Commissioner, at that time Sean Lester; more thoughts on Danzig - Danzig question will come to the forefront between Poland and Germany; Sean Lester suggested to National Socialist and other leaders in Danzig to co-operate rather than intimidate.

16 January 1937
Pp 274/1/135A · Document · 1937.01.16
Part of Private Archives

Arrival in Geneva; rasting left for Copenhagen where he will work in the Foreign Office.

17 January 1937
Pp 274/1/135A · Document · 1937.01.17
Part of Private Archives

Discussion of report first with F.P. Walters and then with J. Avenol - Sean Lester's report could be misinterpreted as anti-Nazi; however it received full support as for its politics.

21 January 1937
Pp 274/1/136 · Document · 1937.01.21
Part of Private Archives

Lunch at Avenol's with Council: means usual Foreign Ministers, A. Eden, Delbos, Litvinov, J. Beck, Aras, Sandler, Antonesco (Rum.) Spain, etc. - Candidates for the Danzig post; J. Beck's report: façade of guarantee; Council's difficult position.

27 January 1937
Pp 274/1/136-140 · Document · 1937.01.27
Part of Private Archives

Choice of successor for Danzig: Nederbragt (Harbour Board), Reimers (Norwegian), de Graeff (Dutch Admiral); talk with A. Eden about A. Greiser, President of the Danzig Senate, and Poland.

11 November 1935
Pp 274/1/14-16 · Document · 1935.11.11
Part of Private Archives

An Irish view on sanctions to Italy; pro-italian leading article in the "Irish Independent"; Ziehm, former President of Danzig Senate; dinner party; Krabbe (LON); Böttcher.

18 February 1937
Pp 274/1/140-145 · Document · 1937.02.18
Part of Private Archives

Sean Lester's new duties as Deputy Secretary-General of the League of Nations; his functions before: S. Lester was a member of the Council, presiding over it and several of its committees (the Peru-Columbia and the Chaco affairs), and he was the High Commissioner in Danzig; trouble in appointment of new High Commissioner in Danzig; Carl Burckhardt, Swiss Professor, appointed High Commissioner in Danzig; disappearance of James Connolly in 1916 (letter of S. Lester addressed to the Irish Press about J. Connolly), it seems J. Connolly wanted to launch an insurrection with the small revolutionary labour force under his command to force the hand of the I.R.B. and Volunteer leaders; extract from John T. Whitaker's book: "And fear came", 1936, referring to S. Lester.

23 March 1937
Pp 274/1/145-146 · Document · 1937.03.23
Part of Private Archives

A week in London - Sean Lester's speech at St Patrick's dinner; talks with different ministers and ambassadors; Polish ambassador Rajcinski's invitation and talk; Sir Austen Chamberlain's funeral.

3 April 1937
Pp 274/1/147-148 · Document · 1937.04.03
Part of Private Archives

Questions (general knowledge) from Harry Andrews, South African Permanent Delegate; Carl Burckhardt in Danzig: his call to S. Lester about Danzig and his talk with A. Greiser, President of the Danzig Senate.