811.42745C SE/2–547: Telegram

The Chargé in the United Kingdom (Gallman) to the Secretary of State


786. To Packer from Boyd:38 During opening talks Burma settlement February 4, we agreed present Chakravarti letter describing general proposals cultural exchange. He will attempt secure immediate approval Government of Burma. Letter briefly describes possible joint arrangements for professorial and student exchange, for sending scientists and other American specialists to Burma, for translation and publication American books in Burmese, and purchase Burmese documents and museum exhibits, emphasizing fact that Government of Burma would be consulted regarding each project. Letter concludes: “I am sure that our Consulate General Rangoon will be able explain Fulbright Act39 more fully if requested by your Government.”

If consulted by Government of Burma we prefer Consulate General avoid discussion financial aspects these proposals.

Department please send Rangoon as 11. [Boyd.]

  1. Alden W. Boyd, representing the Lend-Lease Administrator (Lane).
  2. Approved August 1, 1946; 60 Stat. 754; see Department press release of February 14, 1947, Department of State Bulletin, February 23, 1947, p. 364.