9. Letter From the Representative at the United Nations (Lodge) to the President1

Dear General: Winthrop Aldrich gave a superb party last night (Washington’s Birthday) opening the new Embassy. The Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, and the whole cream of London were there.

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I had a fine opportunity to bring your greetings to the Queen and to Sir Winston Churchill, both of whom reciprocated warmly.

Sir Winston brought up the question of exchange of atomic information and said that the situation was completely unsatisfactory from the British viewpoint, that they had had to do everything on their own, that they had made a lot of progress, but that the situation between our two countries was not in any way what it should be in this respect.2

I remember your mentioning the subject at the meeting of the National Security Council which I attended and felt, therefore, you should know this.3

I am sending a copy of this letter to Herbert Hoover, Jr., for his information.

With respectful regards,

Faithfully yours,

Cabot L.
  1. Source: Eisenhower Library, Whitman File, Administration Series: Lodge. Secret.
  2. This paragraph and the following one are bracketed with the following notation in the President’s hand: “To Adm. Strauss. DE.”
  3. See agenda item 4, “Atomic Power Abroad,” Document 7.