Creator: Purington, C. W., Honoured Secretary

Title: Minutes of 12th Meeting, 1917, July, 12th, American Committee of Engineers in London

3 pages. American Committee of Engineers in London, Minutes of 12th Meeting held on the 11th July, 1917. page 1 of 3

Boyle, Joe, 1867-1923

Pages: 1 2, 3

The Len Taylor Collection; Published with permission from the Public Records Office of Northern Ireland, Deputy Keeper of Records and Mr. James Boyle of Ballymena. D1943/1/6

Text: AMERICAN COMMITTEE OF ENGINEERS IN LONDON Minutes of 12th Meeting, 11th July, 1917 Present: Messrs. Martin Messrs. Crane Sengier Lawson Humbert Cautley Sheldon Hodgetts Nash Poland Petithory Clarke Purington Smith (1) The Secretary reported that a meeting of the Executive Committee took place on the 10th instant and that Sheldon was requested to draw up a short list of rules of procedure in order that new projects and the proposals for new members might be more systematically dealt with. (2) Secretary referred to an article in the New York Engineering & Mining Jour- nal 2nd June, 1917, quoted from Metaux et Alliage entitled Enemy Supplies of Metals and Ores relating especially to Copper, Manganese, Chrome, Tungsten, Nickle, Molybenum, Sulphur, Iron and Steel, and also to the substitutes now being used in the enemy Empires. The reading of this article is recommended to members of’ the Committee. (3) Secretary road letters as follows: " Sir: you I am instructed by the Secretary of State to convey through to the American Committee of Engineers in London, the thanks of the War Department f or their patriotic tender of services. Both the Secretary of State, and the Secretary of War have been much gratified to learn of the existence of the organisation in question, and have noted with extreme interest its offer to be of any assistance possible under existing circumstances. I am, Sir, Very respectfully yours, (Sgd.) ROBERT P. SKINNER American Consul General. Dear Sir: I beg to thank you for your letter of the 5th inst. informing me of the work your Committee is endeavouring to do. I will not fail to forward the memorandum relating to the building of wooden ships, and a copy of your second letter to the Russian Foreign Office, who will in turn forward it to the competent authority. It gives me the greatest possible satisfac- tion to note how willing and anxious your Committee is to render assistance to my Government in so many projects, and I feel sure it will bring about the closest understanding between the American and Russian people. Yours faithfully, (Sgd.) C. NABOKOFF. (4)