856A.52/1: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in the Netherlands ( Gordon )

14. It is understood that the International Jewish Colonization Society, 47 Buitenhof, headed by Daniel Wolf, contemplates sending an expert mission to study colonization possibilities in Surinam early in March. Please ascertain whether or not this project is being encouraged by the Netherlands Government.

The President’s Advisory Committee, with the cooperation of the British Government and private organizations in England, is sending an expert mission to study settlement possibilities in British Guiana. If you find that the Netherlands Government favors the proposed Surinam survey, you should inquire informally whether and in what manner the mission which is now en route to British Guiana could be of service to the Dutch mission.