Message from A. Cadogan, appointed in 1936 Assistant Under Secretary of State at the Foreign Office, to S. Lester on a preliminary meeting of the Supervisory Commission, end of July 1941 in Montreal, to consider draft budget, C.J. Hambro and S. Jacklin will attend, S. Lester should also attend but because of serious risk inherent in his departure from Geneva, he might have difficulty in returning from the USA or Canada, he was suggested to delegate his authority, Makins and A. Cadogan attached importance in preserving League of Nations headquarters in Geneva.
S. Lester's letter to A. Cadogan on the foreseen Supervisory Commission Meeting; S. Lester's wish to attend Supervisory Commission Meeting for various reasons: to discuss the prospects and objectives, as well as the financial questions to preserve the League of Nations headquarters at Geneva, S. Lester was, however, aware it was not easy to find someone to replace him and of the risk if he left Geneva of not being able to come back, he decided to ask S. Jacklin to be his delegate.
Russo-German war, Iran occupied by Russian-British forces; Massigli, French ex-Ambassador on the armistice signature; P. Laval was shot by a young Frenchman; Politics on France and the reforms carried out by the Vichy Government and criticized by William Rappard, because if the reforms were in themselves good they were discredited by the French people because they were made by a regime in which the people had no confidence; Darlan's interview in the "Gazette de Lausanne" on the fact that he and A. Hitler planned that France would take over the Suisse Romande and about the League of Nations, what he disliked very much in Switzerland; American press began to have favourable articles on the League of Nations; S. Lester's and A. Loveday's better impression on S. Jacklin, although stories of the Gestapo followed him; Supervisory Commission: ILO better treated than the League of Nations' Secretariat, budget adopted for 1942; S. Lester in Mühlen in the Grisons for rest; apologies from the Chief Censor further to the "watch list" problem.
Extract from A. Loveday's letter to S. Lester on S. Jacklin's wild anti-Axis statements; extract from a letter from Elsie to her husband S. Lester to request his help for an old lady, her neighbour, whose sister-in-law, the husband of whom had been killed, was in a difficult situation in France.
Part of the letter from S. Lester to S. Jacklin: further comments on the uncertain future of the League of Nations and its financial difficulties and on the ILO, which was, on the contrary, useful for internal American politics.
A bunch of letters from S. Lester to S. Jacklin: contributions from different countries to the League of Nations, radio station, voluntary contributions and tax question, current work, publication of the Statistical Yearbook, treasury precautions, position of the League of Nations in Switzerland, position of the League of Nations Acting Secretary General, political officer in London: Hill, F.P. Walters proposed.
S. Lester to S. Jacklin: ILO Conference; League of Nations Social Committee on preliminary studies of post-war social problems; finances; Damme (Dutch) expected to act as Chairman in the Wireless station arbitration Commission.