S. Lester's personal notes for his farewell speech: after five years, he was resigning his duty as the Irish Representative in Geneva, before undertaking new duties as the Representative of the League of Nations at Danzig.
Short biography on S. Lester in view of his appointment as High Commissioner at Danzig.
Extract from the "Evening Herald": S. Lester appointed High Commissioner of Danzig by the Council of the League of Nations; Poles' protest against his election; S. Lester supported by J. Simon, leader of the British delegation at Geneva.
Extract from the "Cork Examiner": S. Lester's reputation, qualities, and success as the permanent representative of the Irish Free State to the League of Nations, made him fit to govern the Free City of Danzig as High Commissioner; chronology of events on Danzig.
Extract from the "London Evening News": S. Lester appointed High Commissioner of Danzig by the League of Nations Council - S. Lester's appointment supported by J. Simon, Britain's Foreign Secretary - The Polish Foreign Minister objected to having any representative of a Great Power in which he included representatives of the British Dominions, as High Commissioner at Danzig - As a result of the French delegate Paul Boncour's intervention, the Polish representatives withdrew their objections to S. Lester's election - Chronology of events on Danzig.
Extract from the "Kölnische Zeitung": S. Lester welcomed at Danzig as High Commissioner.