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31 July 1940 (2)
Pp 274/1/516-517 · Document · 1940.07.31
Part of Private Archives

J. Avenol on his resignation: he intended to cut all his connections with the League of Nations on the 31 of August and to leave responsibilities to his next in command and not to S. Jacklin (South Africa), Office of the League of Nations Secretary General, Treasury, as he first thought; Supervisory Committee to look after the League of Nations finances: J. Avenol had no intention of participating in this Committee, Supervisory Committee meeting should take place in Princeton (USA) with C.J. Hambro (Norway), Holma (Finnish Minister), Boisanger, Henri Victor Marie Carton de Wiart (Belgium).

5 August 1940 (1)
Pp 274/1/522-523 · Document · 1940.08.05
Part of Private Archives

Control of the League of Nations funds, which were to a vast percentage in America and England: J. Avenol's orders to bring these funds to Switzerland, S. Jacklin's refusal (South Africa) Office of the League of Nations Secretary General, Treasury.

19 August 1940
Pp 274/1/548-550 · Document · 1940.08.19
Part of Private Archives

A. Costa du Rels (Bolivia), President of the Council, requested S. Lester's advices to reply to J. Avenol's letter on his departure; S. Lester's note to S. Jacklin (South Africa), Office of the League of Nations Secretary General, Treasury, on J. Avenol's proposal to give R.M.F. Charron (France), League of Nations Finance and Economic Research Section, a year's indemnity in case of resignation.

1 September 1940 (1)
Pp 274/1/573-579 · Document · 1940.09.01
Part of Private Archives

Verbatim record of the telephone conversation between C.J. Hambro and S. Jacklin (South Africa), Office of the League of Nations Secretary General, Treasury: need to adopt a budget otherwise the Member States could assume in absence of budget that the League of Nations does not exist any more, the only way of getting a budget adopted was by a Supervisory Commission meeting, but difficulties to get a quorum.

18 October 1940
Pp 274/1/645-646 · Document · 1940.10.18
Part of Private Archives

Letter from J.G. Winant, Director of ILO to S. Lester to congratulate S. Lester and S. Jacklin for carrying on the work of the League of Nations Organization and securing its integrity; attack on Greece by Italy.

30 June 1941 (3)
Pp 274/2/811 · Document · 1941.06.30
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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.

1 September 1941
Pp 274/2/826-828 · Document · 1941.09.01
Part of Private Archives

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.

20 November 1941
Pp 274/2/888-890 · Document · 1941.11.20
Part of Private Archives

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.

19 December 1941
Pp 274/2/906-913 · Document · 1941.12.19
Part of Private Archives

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.

12 December 1941
Pp 274/2/913-916 · Document · 1941.12.12
Part of Private Archives

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.