Office Memorandum UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT
DATE: August 3, 1951
TO: S-Mr. Allison
FROM: Mr. Fearey
In his attached memorandum, Mr. Boggs states that although he has
"tried all resources in
" he has been unable to identify Washington
Dokdo and Parangdo, mentioned in the Korean Embassy's note. On re-ceiving
Boggs's memo. I asked the Korean desk to find out whether anyone in the Korean
Embassy officer had told him they believed Dokdo was near Ullengdo, or Takeshima
Rock, and suspected that Parangdo was too. Apparently that is all Korean short
of a cable to Muccio.
As regards the French desire to change "
Spratly Island" to the " ", Boggs now says that the plural is probably better though he has always previously supported the singular. Spratly is definitely a group of islands, not just one island. Spratly Islands
1951 August 3rd; Memorandum
History of San Francisco Peace Treaty: Part Eleven
There is an interesting document which was written on August 3rd 1951. It shows that USA hadn't found the islands called Dokdo and Parangdo yet after 2 weeks since they heard the names for the first time. Mr. Boggs in the document was perhaps Samuel Whittemore Boggs (1889-1954) who was a geographer and who once wrote a letter to keep Liancourt Rocks to be Korean territory in July 1951. But even Mr. Boggs couldn't find Dokdo and Parangdo at all.