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Some of the matters discussed during the meeting include the proposed liaison agreement with the United Nations and the Indian Independence Order of 1947.

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The Second Annual Board of Governors Meeting is attended by World Bank governors and their alternates from 44 of the Bank's 45 member countries.  The meeting is opened by the Right Honorable Hugh Dalton, Chancellor of the Exchequer to the United Kingdom and Chairman of the Bank's Board of Governors. Among other topics, the meeting attendees discuss the Bank's proposed liaison agreement with the United Nations as well as Indian's Independence Order of 1947.  It is decided that the Third Annual Board of Governors Meeting will be held in Washington, DC in September of 1948.

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President McCloy (left) and Hugh Dalton, Chancellor of the Exchequer (1629396, Credit: The World Bank).
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President McCloy (left) and Hugh Dalton, Chancellor of the Exchequer (1629396, Credit: The World Bank).

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Second Annual Board of Governors Meetings
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Second Annual Board of Governors Meetings
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1947
President McCloy (left) and Hugh Dalton, Chancellor of the Exchequer (1629396, Credit: The World Bank).
Event
56
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International Bank Notes, Vol. 1, No. 12
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International Bank Notes, Vol. 1, No. 12
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Document date: Oct. 3, 1948
An article describing a Bank staffer's impression of the voyage to London and the city itself is found on page 1.

Event
56
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Memo from Drew Dudley to Vice President Garner
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Memo from Drew Dudley to Vice President Garner
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Oct. 6, 1947
The Bank's Director of Public Relations reports to the Vice President on the Annual Meetings (1065403).

Event
56
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Memo from A. Evan Gwynne to Henry Brown
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Memo from A. Evan Gwynne to Henry Brown
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July 10, 1947
The Doremus & Co. Advertising representative requests information on the Annual Meetings (1065403).

Event
56
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Memo from Henry Brown to Drew Dudley
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Memo from Henry Brown to Drew Dudley
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July 31, 1947
The memo to the Bank's Public Relations Director offers a suggestion on the release of the Annual Meetings agenda (1065403).

Event
56
Title
International Bank Notes, Vol. 1, No. 8
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International Bank Notes, Vol. 1, No. 8
Description

Document date: Aug. 8, 1947
An article describing a planning trip for the upcoming Annual Meetings is titled "Mr. Howell Tells of London Trip" and is found on pages 1 and 3.

Event
56
Title
Transcript of 87th Regular Meeting of Executive Directors
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Transcript of 87th Regular Meeting of Executive Directors
Description
Document date: April 30, 1947
A report by the Bank's president on the second Annual Meetings with discussion about staff, governors, and executive directors attendence is on pages 3-5.
Event
56
Title
Transcript of 90th Regular Meeting of Executive Directors
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Transcript of 90th Regular Meeting of Executive Directors
Description
Document date: May 21, 1947
The transcript contains a discussion on the costs of the second Annual Meeting and the pros and cons of holding the meeting outside of Washington on pages 2-13.
Event
56
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Transcript of 92nd Regular Meeting of Executive Directors
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Transcript of 92nd Regular Meeting of Executive Directors
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Document date: June 4, 1947
The transcript contains a discussion on whether to invite or allow observers to attend the Annual Meetings on pages 5-11.
Event
56
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Second Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the WBG and the IMF, London, September 1947
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Second Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the WBG and the IMF, London, September 1947
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Originally published: October 2007
The exhibit recounts some of the highlights of the meetings and includes the agenda.
Event
56
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