The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom ( Winant )
8250. With the approval of the President the following have been designated to represent this Government at the forthcoming informal whaling conference referred to in Embassy’s 9037 of December 29, 1943:26 Dr. Remington Kellogg, Curator of Mammals, United States National Museum, and Mr. Loyd V. Steere, Agricultural Attaché, American Embassy, London; Technical Assistants: Mr. John M. Allison, Second Secretary, American Embassy, London, and Commander Alfred C. Richmond, United States Coast Guard, now stationed in London.
Please communicate the foregoing to the British Foreign Office, informing it in the strictest confidence that Dr. Kellogg left New York for London via Pan Air on December 29. Obtain suitable hotel reservation for Kellogg and best possible priority for his return by air.
Instructions for delegates and technical assistants follow by air mail. Instructions to Commander Richmond are being sent in care of Embassy. Please inform Richmond of his designation as technical assistant and deliver his instructions to him upon their receipt by the Embassy.
Embassy is requested to place at the disposal of the American delegation necessary stenographic assistance.
American delegation is authorized to use Embassy’s facilities for communicating with the Department by telegraph.
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