1st June, 1937.
Mr. G.W.H. Glover,
Leicestershire Adult School Union,
5, Gallowtree Gate,
I thank you for your letter of the 31st ultimo on the above matter. I do not know of any such Committee which has been set up in Leicestershire to deal specifically with the question of the Basque children.
Perhaps you could make contact with the various organisations in Leicester with a view to a Town's Committee being set up to raise funds and probably provide a centre where a group of children might go. The children are being kept in groups and are not being put out in private families in ones and twos. The reasons for this course are that, whilst assured of the kindness of the people who would willingly take one or two children into their homes, the fact remains that the children would be separated from their companions and feel very lonely. This feeling of isolation would be increased by the language difficulty and it is felt that by keeping them in groups it will be possible to maintain their Basque identity to a greater extent and also continue with their education.
With many thanks for your interest in this matter.
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