562.8F4/32: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in the United Kingdom ( Winant )

49. Embassy’s 17, 3rd.2 Inform British Foreign Office that Doctor Kellogg3 and instructions for American delegation have been unavoidably delayed en route and express the hope that in view of the expected short duration of the conference it will defer inauguration of the principal work of the conference until arrival of Kellogg. American Delegation is instructed to take no part in technical discussions until arrival of Kellogg who has background relating to instructions and technical material.

Instructions of June 7, 1943 to Cumming and Allison4 have been substantially modified by new instructions which left Department by courier December 285 and may arrive on same plane as Kellogg.

  1. Not printed.
  2. Dr. Remington Kellogg, Curator of Mammals of the National Museum and American delegate to the International Whaling Conference.
  3. Instructions not printed. Hugh S. Cumming, Assistant Chief of the Division of European Affairs, was in London in connection with the Anglo-Swedish-United States War Trade negotiations; John M. Allison was Second Secretary of the American Embassy in the United Kingdom.
  4. See instruction of December 28, 1943, to Dr. Kellogg, Foreign Relations, 1943, vol. i, p. 1141.