The British Ambassador ( Geddes ) to the Secretary of State

My Dear Mr. Secretary: I am just in receipt of a telegram from Lord Curzon stating that a number of considerations arising out of the political position in Constantinople, Rome and London render it impossible that the Lausanne Conference should meet as early as November 13th next. The date will probably have to be postponed till the latter part of month. His Majesty’s Government are in communication with the French and Italian Governments on the subject and I will not fail to inform you at once as soon as definite proposals can be made.

I am [etc.]

A. C. Geddes