30th July, 1937.
Sir Daniel Stevenson, Bt., LL.D.
Scottish Ambulance Unit in Spain,
5, Cleveden Road,
Dear Sir Daniel,
THE SCOTTISH AMBULANCE UNIT IN SPAIN.
I am in receipt of your letter of the 29th instant, and wish to assure you at once that my high esteem for the work that the Scottish Ambulance Unit has been performing in Spain has never varied. It has been reinforced by the very heartfelt tribute Miss Jacobsen received from Valencia on the 21st June, 1937 from General Marenco.
I, of course, saw the story of the three men who left the Unit, and the subsequent controversy, but I was entirely satisfied that not the least fault rested with yourself or the members of the Unit. You can, therefore, entirely dismiss from your mind that the absence of a letter from me has been due to any lack of cordiality.
The fact is that we have been so engrossed in the work which we have been trying to do through our own International Solidarity Fund, and more latterly in raising money for the maintenance of the Basque Children, that we had come to take the continuance of the work of the Scottish Unit more or less for granted, that I had not thought that any communication from me was required.
As time has gone on, the raising of funds has somewhat naturally become more difficult, and