The Ambassador in the Soviet Union (Davies) to the Secretary of State

No. 478

Sir: With reference to despatches Nos. 302 and 383, of May 14, and June 18, 1937, respectively,90 from this Embassy, I have the honor to enclose a memorandum91 describing recent developments concerning [Page 446]the installation of a microphone in the Spaso House, the Ambassador’s residence.

Since the writing of the last despatch under reference, a microphone has been found and photographed but has since been removed by persons unknown. One member of the Ambassador’s household who has long been under suspicion has been discovered in the attic on a questionable alibi.

At present investigations are being continued with a view to determining the identity of the person installing the microphone.

Respectfully yours,

For the Ambassador:
Loy W. Henderson

First Secretary of Embassy
  1. Despatch No. 383 of June 18, 1937, not printed.
  2. Not printed.