JMAS-45 French Currency Stabilisation/Lend Lease

Documents from 08 May 1944 to 31 January 1945

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ROLLS 210,235 BOX 812
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Reference Archivists

Carr, Mary

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Material concerning negotiations to stabilise the French Currency, includes: memorandum of discussion between Morgenthau, Harry Dexter White and Mr. Luxford of the Treasury Dept., discussing tactics for negotiations on exchange rate, Luxford feels Lend Lease should have covered civilian supplies in post-war period,- text of discussions between Jean Monnet, Morgenthau, Mendes-France, representing French National Liberation Committee and Dexter White regarding French internal and external debts, need for a new monetary system for France, problem of low purchasing power of salaries in post-war France, need for flexible rate of exchange and creation of an international organisation to arrange the final adjustment and problem of buying power of American soldiers when land in France,minutes of meeting between Morgenthau, Jean Monnet, Oscar Cox and Dexter White regarding Lend Lease negotiations.

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Location of Originals

The originals are held in various Archives and Presidential Libraries in the USA

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