Initial U.S. Reaction to Egyptian Nationalization of the Suez Canal Company, July 27–July 28


2. Telegram From the Embassy in the United Kingdom to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 974.7301/7–2756. Top Secret; Niact. Received at 3:38 a.m. Repeated to Lima, Cairo, and Paris.


3. Memorandum of a Conference With the President, White House, Washington, July 27, 1956, 8:30 a.m.

Source: Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, Eisenhower Diaries. Secret. Drafted by Goodpaster.


4. Telegram From the Embassy in France to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 974.7301/7–2756. Top Secret; Niact; Limit Distribution. Received at 2:51 p.m. Repeated to Lima, London, and Rome.


5. Message From Prime Minister Eden to President Eisenhower

Source: Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, International File. Secret. British Ambassador Makins forwarded this message to Eisenhower and sent a copy to Hoover. (Department of State, Presidential Correspondence: Lot 66 D 204, Eden to Eisenhower Correspondence 1955–1956 Vol I) The Department of State transmitted the text to Dulles in Lima in Tedul 18, July 27, and to London in telegram 546, July 27. (Both ibid., Central Files, 974.7301/7–2656)


6. Memorandum of a Conference With the President, White House, Washington, July 27, 1956, 5 p.m.

Source: Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, Eisenhower Diaries. Top Secret. Drafted by Goodpaster on July 30.


7. Telegram From the Embassy in the United Kingdom to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 974.7301/7–2756. Top Secret; Niact. Received at 8:31 p.m. Repeated to Paris and Cairo. The Department repeated the telegram Niact to Lima for Dulles as Tedul 21 and to Rome for Thomas as telegram 370, both on July 28. (Ibid.)


8. Memorandum by the Assistant Legal Adviser for United Nations Affairs (Meeker)

Source: Department of State, NEA Files: Lot 59 D 518, Background Material London Conference on Suez Canal, Book I. Official Use Only. Transmitted under cover of a July 27 memorandum from Acting Deputy Legal Adviser Raymond to Murphy, under the subject heading “Legal Implications of Suez Canal Company Situation.”


9. Memorandum by Warren E. Hewitt of the Office of the Assistant Legal Adviser for United Nations Affairs

Source: Department of State, NEA Files: Lot 59 D 518, Background Material London Conference on Suez Canal, Book I. Official Use Only. Attached to Raymond’s memorandum of July 27; see footnote 1, supra .


10. Telegram From the Embassy in Jordan to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 684A.85/7–2756. Confidential; Niact. Received at 6:43 p.m. Repeated to Baghdad, Beirut, Cairo, Damascus, Jerusalem, London, Paris, Moscow, Tel Aviv, and USUN.


12. Telegram From the Embassy in Israel to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 684A.85/7–2756. Confidential; Priority. Received at 8:16 a.m., July 29. Repeated to Amman, London, Paris, Moscow, Jerusalem, Cairo, and USUN.


14. Telegram From the Department of State to the Secretary of State, at Lima

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 974.7301/7–2856. Top Secret; Niact.


15. Memorandum of a Conversation With the President, White House, Washington, July 28, 1956, 10 a.m.

Source: Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, Eisenhower Diaries. Top Secret. Drafted by Goodpaster.


16. Memorandum of a Conversation With the President, White House, Washington, July 28, 1956, 10 a.m.

Source: Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, Eisenhower Diaries. Top Secret. Drafted by Goodpaster on July 30.


17. Telegram From the Embassy in the United Kingdom to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 974.7301/7–2856. Top Secret; Niact. Received at 3:18 p.m. Repeated to Cairo and Paris.


18. Telegram From the Embassy in France to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Files, 974.7301/7–2856. Top Secret; Niact; Limit Distribution. Received at 5:18 p.m. Repeated priority to London.