JMAS-51 British Purchasing Commission

Documents from [1941] to 14 November 1941

Identity Statement

Reference Code
JMAS-51
Complete Reference Code
JMAS.D-01-51
Original Record Code
FELIX FRANKFURTER PAPERS, MONNET, JEAN 1940-1958
Extent and Medium

6

Physical Medium

Paper

Reference Archivists

Carr, Mary

Content and Structure

Abstract

Material relating Jean Monnet's work on behalf of the British Purchasing Commission, includes: draft report by Jean Monnet concerning British armament production. Speaks of need for American aid so that Britain can gain military supremacy over Germany. Jean Monnet feels US production does not meet necessary requirements for victory, particularly with reference to airplanes. Calls for US to take steps in anticipation of success of Lend-Lease Bill in Congress (1942), to ensure production is increased,- letter to Lord Halifax, British Ambassador to US from Felix Frankfurter praising the work done by Jean Monnet on behalf of British interests. He tells of esteem in which he is held by Harry Hopkins, Secretary Henry Stimson, John McCloy and Robert Lovett, and his contribution in pressuring US to act effectively in arming Europe. Frankfurter relates Jean Monnet's experience in the task of collaborating between two governments and his position of enjoying the confidence of key American officials.

Conditions of Access and Use

Languages

English

Type of Archival Materials

Textual

Allied Materials

Location of Originals

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

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