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17 December 1941
Pp 274/2/925-927 · Document · 1941.12.17
Part of Private Archives

Letter of S. Lester to A. Sweetser: review of 1941; ILO Conference.

4 October 1941
Pp 274/2/841-846 · Document · 1941.10.04
Part of Private Archives

S. Lester's comments in reply to A. Sweetser's letter about publicity made on the League of Nations: no mention about the difficulties S. Lester faced to maintain the League of Nations headquarters at Geneva and get enough money to carry on vital technical activities, no mention about the fact that the more efforts made for economies and they were tremendous, the more they demanded; for publicity two things are needed: one is work or results and the other is an adequate press service, but the second is absolutely useless without the former; no mention about the fact that nothing mattered that was not on the American continent; Welles' speech was almost the only public declaration by any statesman on the League of Nations; for governments the decline in activity and importance of the League of Nations was more striking than what had been kept and what had been done; S. Lester wished the Supervisory Commission to visit Geneva.

1 August 1941
Pp 274/2/823-825 · Document · 1941.08.01
Part of Private Archives

S. Lester's letter to A. Sweetser: the restricted nature of the Secretary General's report, a note on "the deserted Palace", Rockefeller's letter, and the Supervisory Commission.

9 July 1941
Pp 274/2/799 · Document · 1941.07.09
Part of Private Archives

Letter from A. Sweetser to S. Lester from New York, unopened, but with a slip of paper mentionning: "on watch list", which means censorship.

16 January 1941
Pp 274/2/778 · Document · 1941.01.16
Part of Private Archives

Postcard from A. Sweetser, Graham Stuart, Liesa Holst and Rudolph Haith to S. Lester on a session at Leland Stamford.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.