The Chargé in Great Britain ( Sterling ) to the Secretary of State

No. 923

Sir: I have the honor to refer to my telegram No. 46 of March 5th, 11 a.m.,18 regarding excavation and research work in Egypt, and in this connection to forward copy of a Foreign Office Note setting forth certain views of Lord Lloyd.19

I have [etc.]

For the Chargé d’Affaires
Ray Atherton

First Secretary of Embassy

The British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs ( Chamberlain ) to the American Ambassador ( Houghton )

My Dear Ambassador: I told you last month that I was consulting Lord Lloyd as to the kind of support which would be best calculated to help the official representations which the State Department propose to instruct the United States Minister in Cairo to address to the Egyptian Government urging some modification in their Antiquities law.

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Before replying to my enquiries Lord Lloyd thought it well to make sure that these representations would be viewed sympathetically by the French Director General of the Antiquities Service. He has now telegraphed that, being satisfied on this point, he is prepared to support your Minister’s representations and will concert with the French Minister as to the form which their support should take.

Believe me [etc.]

Austen Chamberlain
  1. Not printed.
  2. British High Commissioner for Egypt.