562.8F3/20

The Secretary of State to the Norwegian Minister ( Morgenstierne )

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note dated April 25, 1938, informing me that your Government requests the Government of the United States to take part in a preliminary conference of experts at Oslo beginning May 19, in preparation for the Whaling Conference to be held at London in June this year.

In reply you are informed that the President has approved the designation of the following persons as representatives of my Government to attend the conference at Oslo:

Dr. Remington Kellogg, of the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D. C; Commander Wilfrid Neville Derby, of the United States Coast Guard.

Dr. Kellogg and Commander Derby left the United States on the S. S. Washington, which sailed on May 4, 1938.

The American Legation at Oslo has been informed by cable of their designation.

Accept [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
G. S. Messersmith