No. 38 UCDA P24/2252
Geneva, 17 September 1926
Yesterday's result was from our point of view quite satisfactory. In spite of British discouragement we got eight other votes in addition to our own and the South African. The British officials in the morning were saying that we should not get two. If the Canadian election had taken place even three or four days before I should not be surprised if the result had been different. In any case we regard it as certain that a Dominion will be elected next year.
It is expected that the work of the Assembly will finish on Saturday week, 25th inst.
We spend our evenings mostly in lounging over our dinner. We go out to a restaurant at about half seven or eight and leave about half past nine for a café where we have coffee. We leave the café for home about eleven except when we go to functions. I have not been at a theatre or anything like that.
We went out last night for dinner to a little hillside hotel on the Salere (in France) for dinner and climbed the mountain for a bit.
We were at the soirée given by the President of the Assembly.
The women present in addition to the few wives of delegates and the 'maitresses volontaires' of delegates of a certain country were mostly the typists from the League offices. They apparently went round the offices as we suggested should be done when the American ships were in Dublin and found out who were the good-looking typists and invited them.
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