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Parent Foreign Office Indices
Date 23 May 1947
Language English
Collection Tavenner Papers & IMTFE Official Records
Box Box 4
Folder General Reports and Memoranda from May 1947
Repository University of Virginia Law Library
5.The Index of Existing Records of the Foreign Office (Showa Era) (the cream-colored volume) which was compiled in March, 1947, has a preface which says that in addition to this index of presently existing records there are already completed (I checked several different Japanese to make sure my interpretation of the 7/ording was not at fault here) separate indices of the documents lost by air-raids and those "turned over" /presumably to the Washington Document Center and other Allied agencies/, 6.I pointed out to Mr. Hayashi that the entry SHOSITSU (destroyed by fire) also appears several times in the volume of existing documents. He explained that this occurred where parts of an entry were burned and other parts survived. Whole entries, under a form of serial or category number, are made in this cream-colored volume and the sub-entries axe sometimes labeled SHOSITSU. I checked several of these against the green- bound book and in every case I found the red-seal character [Japanese character inserted](disaster) there. 7.While writing this memorandum, Mr. Larsh's memorandum to you on the same subject came in. There is some duplication, but if "doubly stitched holds firmer" applies to pants it should apply to anything so apt to give in the seams as Japanese documentary material. 8.Tucked away in the middle of this second book I found a list of Foreign Office documents turned over to the Washington Document Center. I have scanned this list and given it to the Russian Japanese-language staff for scanning before returning these documents to Captain Schwartz of the IMTFE Secretariat for return to the Foreign Office. DENZEL CARR cc to Gen. Vasilyev Mr. Larsh