File No. 138/142

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Switzerland (Stovall)


138. Ambassador London telegraphs 17th James Cook Trumbull of Rockefeller Foundation experienced trouble in England because he carried emergency passport issued by yourself on form printed in Switzerland instead of regular form to take the place of regular passport issued by Department March 16. Apparently you took up Department passport because French consuls are unwilling to visa passports of persons who have been in Germany, Austria or Turkey. Department does not consider action taken in Trumbull case advisable. It is believed that if this case had been fully explained to French Consulate or Legation visa of Department passport might have been obtained.