No. 80 NAI DT S8535
Dublin, 8 July 1932
Dear Governor General,
I have submitted your letter of July 7th1 to the Executive Council for consideration.
The Executive Council is surprised that the Governor General should propose to publish letters which have passed between him and the President of the Executive Council. Communications between the President of the Executive Council and the Governor General are confidential State documents.
The Executive Council is not prepared to create the precedent of permitting the Governor General to publish such documents, and I hereby convey to your Excellency the formal advice and direction of the Executive Council not to publish the letters in question.
[Signed] E. de Valera
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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