[Paul-Henri Spaak, Prime Minister of Belgium and ‘Mr Europe’.] Typed Letter Signed (‘P. H. Spaak’), in French, as Belgian Foreign Minister, to Sir George Rendell, regarding the success of a mission to Singapore and a paper on a mysterious subject.

Paul-Henri Spaak (1899-1972), Prime Minister of Belgium, nicknamed ‘Mr Europe’ because of his work towards European integration [Sir George Rendell (1889-1979), British diplomat]
Publication details: 
26 May 1954. On letterhead of the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Brussells.
SKU: 23758

Rendell had served as Ambassador to Belgium between 1947 and 1950. At the time of writing he was heading the Commission which resulted in the 1955 Constitution of Singapore. 1p, long 8vo. Folded twice. In fair condition, lightly aged. Endorsed with action taken in red ink. Twenty lines of text, addressed to ‘Sir Georges [sic] RENDELL’ in London as ‘Mon cher ami’. Having once again ‘repris mon job avec plaisir et intérêt’, he has not spent much times in the Belgian capital, instead ‘faisant la navette entre Genève, Strasbourg et Bruxelles’. He has that very day dined at the British Embassy ‘avec Sir Lancelot’, and heard there of the success of Rendell’s mission to Singapore. He was not surprised, ‘car je savais que l’on avais toujours envoyé à Bruxelles des Anglais de permier ordre’. He will be very happy to receive ‘le texte de votre conférence. Le sujet que vous avez traité à Strasbourg reste l’un des plus passionnants et peut-être hélas l’un des plus mystérieux du moment present.’ In the hope of meeting soon, he sends his regards to Rendell and ‘à l’Ambassadrice’. Spaak’s name is written in another hand at the head.