758.6114AI/120: Telegram

The Ambassador in France (Wallace) to the Secretary of State

1893. Referring first paragraph my number 1884 November 4, 5 p.m.,18 following is English translation of letter from League of Nations.

“Mr. Ambassador: Mr. Hymans acting President of the [Council] of the League of Nations directs me to inform you that the Council of the League of Nations is happy to designate, upon the recommendation of the United States Government, your compatriot Mr. Elkus, former Ambassador, to form part of the Commission of the Aland Islands.19

He will be very grateful if you would kindly inform Mr. Elkus that it is expedient that he should join his colleagues as soon as possible.

The members of the Commission have doubtless already reached the Grand Hotel at Stockholm and it would perhaps be desirable that Mr. Elkus enter into direct telegraphic communication with Mr. Nielsen, Secretary of the Commission, who could keep him informed of the latter’s decisions.

Kindly accept, Mr. Ambassador, etc. Signed P. Denis, member of the Political Section of the League of Nations”.


[The report of the Commission was published by the League of Nations in 1921, as Council Document B 7, The Aaland Islands Question, Report submitted to the Council of the League of Nations by the Commission of Rapporteurs.]

  1. Not printed.
  2. Other members of the Commission were Baron Beyens of Belgium, Maggiorino Ferraris of Italy, and Felix Calonder of Switzerland.