19th November, 1937.
Miss Joan Russell,
Spanish Women's Committee for Help to Spain,
38, Great Ormond Street,
Dear Miss Russell,
Relief for Spain.
I am in receipt of your letter of the 17th instant, and as you are probably aware, the General Council of the Trades Union Congress, in association with the Labour Party, is anxious to raise as large a sum as possible for the International Solidarity Fund.
This Fund has, as you know, been devoted to providing medical assistance, and helping the humanitarian needs of the people in Republican Spain.
The principal source from which our income is derived is from our Trade Unions, and we are constantly making appeals to them for Funds for this purpose. The Labour Party at this moment is organising a general "Milk for Spain" campaign, and again an appeal has been issued for this purpose to the Labour Movement.
You will see from this that it is very difficult for me to give support to appeals raised