800.014 Antarctic/301

The British Ambassador ( Lothian ) to the Secretary of State

No. 501

Sir: At the instance of His Majesty’s Government in New Zealand, and under instructions from His Majesty’s Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, I have the honour to inform you, with reference to the expedition which Admiral Richard E. Byrd is about to lead to the Antarctic, that His Majesty’s Government in New Zealand will be pleased to afford Admiral Byrd’s expedition facilities to establish a base in the Ross Dependency, if this should be desired.3

2. I should be grateful if this information could be conveyed to Admiral Byrd.

I have [etc.]

  1. A similar note, No. 541, dated December 5, relative to the Falkland Islands Dependency, was received from the British Ambassador and acknowledged by the Department on December 26.