FBI Liaison Officer with RCMP Conveys Report on Norman
United States Department of Justice
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Liaison Office, Ottawa, Canada
December 7, 1950
Re: EGERTON HERBERT NORMAN
Reference is made to previous correspondence relative to the captionally-named subject, particularly Bureau letter September 8, 1950 and my letter October 17,1950.
Forwarded herewith is a five-page “TOP SECRET” memorandum dated December 1, 1950, directed to this office by Inspector T.M. Guernsey of the RCMP Special Branch, and setting forth a summary of a careful and thorough investigation conducted by the RCMP relative to Egerton Herbert Norman.
It will be noted that the RCMP have carefully examined all the information that is on record pertaining to Norman and now comment that “there has been no evidence uncovered which would indicate disloyalty on the part of Norman. The worst possible conclusion we can arrive at is the very apparent naivete in his relationship with his fellow man.”
Mr. Egerton Herbert Norman has now been posted as head of the American and Far Eastern Division of the Canadian Department of External Affairs, Ottawa, Canada, effective December 5.
Please note that the RCMP request that the information supplied to the Bureau concerning this case be restricted for the information of the Bureau only.
Very truly yours
[signed Glenn H. Bethel]
Glenn H. Bethel [FBI Liaison Officer, RCMP HQ, Ottawa]