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Report of a telephone conversation with Eleanor Roosevelt's personal secretary, January 7 1941

The issue at hand is what Mrs Roosevelt should do with the donations to the war effort that have been sent to her, and whether she would be allowed to solicit further contributions. In light of the Neutrality Act, it is illegal for US citizens to solicit funds for a foreign war effort. The advice given is that Mrs Roosevelt should redirect spontaneous donations from herself to the British Chancellor of Exchequer.
Item Type: Memorandum
Date: 7 January 1941
Title of document: Report of a telephone conversation with Eleanor Roosevelt's personal secretary
Authors or Creators: Butler, Neville M. (UK Embassy Chargé d'affaires to US)
Places: Europe > Northern Europe > United Kingdom
The Americas > North America > United of States of America
Reference: FO 115/ 3449 - War contributions 1941
URI: http://archive.atlantic-archive.org/id/eprint/1212
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