No. 215 NAI DFA Secretary's Files S78

Extract from a letter from Leo T. McCauley to Joseph P. Walshe (Dublin)

Rome, 30 January 1934

My dear Joe,

[matter omitted]

The1 President said: 'It is the present intention of my colleagues and myself not to disturb you once you have got to Rome. As soon as you go there I want you to begin at once to act as if you were Minister. Your chief task will be to establish good relations with the Irish clergy in Rome, to reconcile them to the existence of the Legation there, and to make the Legation a unifying influence among them.' He also told me that, in his opinion, Rome was the most important of all the Legations. [matter omitted]

1 Marginal note: 'Seen by President'.

Purchase Volumes Online

Purchase Volumes Online



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.

Free Download

International Counterparts

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.
Read more ....

Website design and developed by FUSIO