Stamped: “Seen by John G. Diefenbaker”
15th July 1959
My dear Prime Minister,
We have had a very good crossing, a calm sea without much sunshine however. I think it was wise to leave Canada as the portion there was getting a bit difficult.
Before going further I wish you to know that I am [illegible] on our orders with regard to the return to Canada. The alternatives appear to be
- To remain here until the official announcement is made and then to go back without delay to see Mr. Massey about staff etc.
- To stay here until Her Majesty returns to England if it is her desire to see me before I take up the appointment. May I make bold to ask you to inquire of the Queen what her wishes are in this respect.
I would be grateful if, after the announcement is made, it would be possible for you to cable me you views of the course I should follow.
With kindest remembrances, believe me, dear Prime Minister,
Yours very sincerely,
Georges P. Vanier
Either of the following addresses will reach me
Canada House or
Galerie des médias et des documents
Télégramme de Georges Vanier à John Diefenbaker