No. 8 NAI DFA ES Paris 1919
Paris, 30 April 1919 (Copy)
Now expect Peace Congress which big four control will do nothing [for Ireland] if English oppose. Also expect League of Nations Scheme will exclude probability of successful appeal there [by Ireland] since there must be unanimity in Council of League to admit us. We incline to think England may offer President as Umpire over our claim. You must see Chief American delegate Walsh before you refuse such proposal.
Subsequently in letter to Mrs G.D. Seoirse1 [Gavan Duffy] says that the power of the Big Four in the League was not quite as autocratic as he anticipated.
The Royal Irish Academy's Documents on Irish Foreign Policy series has published an eBook of confidential correspondence on the 1921 Anglo-Irish Treaty negotiations.
The international network of Editors of Diplomatic Documents was founded in 1988. Delegations from different parts of the world met for the first time in London in 1989.
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