JMAS-119 David Bruce's diary entries - June 1950

Documents from 01 June 1950 to 30 June 1950

Identity Statement

Reference Code
JMAS-119
Complete Reference Code
JMAS.M-01-119
Original Record Code
DAVID BRUCE DIARY MSS5:1B8303
Extent and Medium

73

Physical Medium

Paper

Reference Archivists

Carr, Mary

Content and Structure

Abstract

Remarks on: discussion with Harold Callender of the «New York Times» regarding the Schuman Plan
meeting with American officials on Jean Monnet's perspective on the Schuman proposal,- conversation with Monnet regarding the British request for a Foreign Minister's Conference to consider procedure on the subject which the French had already rejected. Bruce feels while it is regrettable that British won't join in the endeavor that other six nations should proceed
text of cable which Bruce sent to Washington regarding the Schuman Plan. Asks that US support be shown for the proposal, and that a favourable position is important for any moves that contribute to unity of action in Europe, despite the British refusal due to surrender of portion of national sovereignty that proposal involves. Bruce also feels it is good because it brings Germany into closer contact with her western neighbours, while he understands British reservations he feels that their attempts to sabotage it showns a "vacuum of comprehension and an ineptness of diplomatic intercourse". He states that US moral support for Plan is of crucial importance, asks that a press statement be issued congratulating French for their leadership and expressing support for the other nations interested in joining | fall of Bidault Cabinet, Bruce felt it happened at a most unfortunate time for the Schuman Plan.

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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