Telephone: Maida Vale 1384.
Dr. H.B. MORGAN.
4, Aberdare Gardens,
Hampstead, LONDON, N.W.6.
5th January, 1937.
Captain J.R. White,
8, Torrington Square,
Spanish Medical Aid Committee.
I am now taking the opportunity of replying in greater detail to your letter of 21st December last.
I am surprised at the tone of your letter, and I do not know what evidence you have in support of the accusations which you have made against me, or the statements which you have made with regard to other persons.
I was importuned by you to grant you an interview in connection with the cancellation of the Second Unit being sent out by the Spanish Medical Aid Committee to Spain. I was not present, as you know, at the meeting of the Committee at which you appeared and stated your views, and I was therefore not cognizant of what transpired at the meeting until much later. As you seemed to have a grievance I agreed to see you, especially in view of the other reports which I have been receiving. Many of these reports, of course, coming from the First Unit, were of a confidential character, and could only be mentioned with a certain amount of reserve, caution, and in confidence.
You came to see me and stated your case. I had no means of testing the statements and I could only reply, as I did reply, that if you would submit the facts which you had stated to me in writing, I would see that the matter was reconsidered by the Committee, and that, if necessary, you should be asked to appear before the Committee again.
It seemed to me in your case to be largely a personal matter, except the charge that the Communist Party were trying to work the Unit at Granen as a cell of their own. — A grave accusation, of course, on which I could not act without fairly extensive proof, and even then I could not act alone, and the matter would have to