Telegrams: "Ambulance, Cleveden, Glasgow"
Telephone: West 2470
Scottish Ambulance Unit in Spain
Commandant : Miss Fernanda Jacobsen, O.B.E.
5 CLEVEDEN ROAD, GLASGOW, W.2
Chairman: Sir Daniel Stevenson. Bart.. LL.D.
Committee: Ishbel, Marchioness of Aberdeen and Temair, G.B.E. The Countess of Oxford and Asquith. Sir Henry Ballantyne William Black. Esq. P.J. Dollan, Esq., Treasurer. Bailie Elger. A. Forrester-Paton, Esq. The Hon. Mrs. Forrester-Paton. Professor and Mrs. Glaister. Sir Thomas and Lady Glen-Coats. Mrs. John M. Hogg, Lenzie. Miss Fernanda Jacobsen, O.B.E. Sir John Mann. K.B.E. Sir David Mason, LL.D. David Perry, Esq. Sir Andrew H. Pettigrew, LL.D. Ralph Risk, Esq., M.C. The Rt. Hon. Sir Archibald Sinclair, Bart. M.P. Lady Swan. Professor Walton. Lady Wilson, of Uddingston.
Secretary : Miss Riffkin.
In affiliation with
The National Joint Committee for Spanish Relief,
Chairman: The Duchess of Atholl, D.B.E., M.P., LL.D.
Vice-Chairmen: The Earl of Listowel Miss Eleanor Rathbone, M.P.
Hon Secretaries: Mr. D.R. Grenfell, M.P. Capt. J.R.J. Macnamara, M.P. Mr. Wilfrid Roberts, M.P.
Treasurer (pro tem.):
Mr. Wilfrid Roberts, M.P.
1st October, 1937.
Dear Sir Walter,
I have a letter this morning from Miss Jacobsen who is hard at work again with the Unit dealing with the starving non-combatants, particularly the women, children and old men in the poorest quarters in and around Madrid. The members, as you know, were home for a short rest and re-equipment.
They left a month ago taking with them nearly £1,000 worth of food-stuffs and comforts of various kinds. To my great disappointment the response of the public this time has been almost negligible, whereas although we started thirteen months ago with nothing but my personal credit, subscriptions came in day by day including your very handsome contributions of £2,200 as representing the Trades Unions, which enabled us to close the books for the first and second campaigns with a quite small apparent deficit but in reality a substantial surplus. Our expenditure had amounted to a little over the £9,000 collected (including £1,000 from myself) but of course we had on hand the equipment which cost over £2,500 and is still of substantial value, even if sold instead of, as I hope, being handed over as a free gift to Spain when we retire.
The Unit's instructions are to continue working in the Madrid Sector, that is to say, the Fronts within a radius of 40 or 50 miles from Madrid. Latterly the ambulances have been kept busy picking up and conveying to Hospital the wounded from the cruel bombardments of the poorest quarters whereby many of the starving non-combatant population are rendered homeless and have to rely for shelter on the hospitality of friends while awaiting evacuation to places of safety in the country or at the/