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United States Department of State / Foreign relations of the United States diplomatic papers, 1937. The British Commonwealth, Europe, Near East and Africa
(1937)

Ethiopia,   pp. 679-717 PDF (13.5 MB)


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FOREIGN RELATIONS, 19 3 7, VOLUME II
365D.1163/45: Telegram
The Secretary of State to the Minister Resident in Ethiopia (Engert)
                            WASHINGTON, February 15, 1937-2 p. m.
   20. Your 40, February 9, 2 p. m. Sudan Interior Mission Council
 at Brooklyn has advised the Department that while the Mission is an
 international enterprise the Brooklyn office is regarded as headquar-
 ters for Abyssinian work, and that although properties were acquired
 in their own names by Lambie and Rhoad because of Ethiopian preju-
 dice against using mission name, such properties were always under-
 stood to belong to the Mission. Further information from Lambie
 transmitted by Brooklyn office indicates that American contributions
 provided largely or wholly for headquarters building, for main hos-
 pital of Leprosarium, for all buildings at Jimma, and for residences
 at Soddu. Other properties paid for largely by Canadian gifts.
 Rhoad is an American citizen but Lambie lost his citizenship upon
 his naturalization as an Ethiopian.
 The above is for your information. The Department feels that it
 can add nothing to instructions in its 298 [398], December 8, 5 p. m.,13a
 requesting you to endeavor to obtain for American interests a fair
 appraisal and prompt compensation in case Italian authorities take
 over Mission property.
                                                             HULL
365D.1163/45: Telegram
The Secretary of State to the Minister Resident in Ethiopia (Engert)
                           WASHINGTON, February 15, 1937-6 p. m.
  21. Your 40, February 9, 2 p. m. Sudan Interior Mission has ad-
vised Duff 14 that reimbursement alone is insufficient and to ask for
alternate sites for leprosarium and headquarters.
  You may lend Duff appropriate informal assistance in his endeavor
to obtain sites as partial reimbursement for requisitioned properties.
                                                             HULL
365D.1163/70
    The Charge in Ethiopia (Hughes) to the Secretary of State
No. 7                                ADDIS ABABA, March 22, 1937.
                                                [Received May 1.]
  SnI: I have the honor to refer to the Department's telegram No. 32
dated March 4, 1 [6] p. m.15 concerning the status and future of
"aa Foreign Relations, 1936, vol. m, p. 325.
"4Clarence W. Duff, Deputy Field Director of the Sudan Interior Mission
at
Addis Ababa.
" Not printed
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