No. 52 NAI DFA ES Paris 1920

Extract from a letter from Sean T O'Ceallaigh to Diarmuid O'Hegarty (Dublin)

Grand Hotel, Paris, 23 November 1920

A Dhiarmuid, a Chara,
[Matter omitted]
We have lost a great opportunity for propaganda and publicity by not having a man on the spot in Geneva during the League of Nations meeting. I have been trying to do what I can among the delegates from here but it is only possible to do very little. I tried to induce my noble namesake to do a little among the delegates but he said he could not undertake it without risk of having his permit de sejour revoked.1 It is a pity our friend Seoirse did not go.2 It was a unique opportunity of showing up the hypocrisy of Lord R.[obert] Cecil and his compatriots, especially when they came out with their tearful appeal for the tortured Armenians.3

[Matter omitted]

Warmest regards and very best wishes,
Sean T. O'Ceallaigh

1 Possibly a reference to Count Gerald O'Kelly de Gallagh.

2 George Gavan Duffy.

3 British delegate at the League of Nations and a major intellectual force behind the League of Nations movement.


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