26th August, 1937.
Mr. W. Schevenels,
International Federation of Trade Unions,
9, Avenue D'Orsay,
Situation in Spain
I would very much like to consult you about the situation in Spain. One hears all sorts of conflicting reports about the internal situation and apparent differences which are arising in sections of the Movement there. Our Trades Union Congress is to take place very shortly, as you are aware, and the Spanish situation will be one of the principal topics for discussion. Naturally, of course, many things that one knows cannot be referred to publicly, but I should like to be as intimately informed on the situation as possible,
Caballero, as you know, has requested a meeting of the General Council of the International Federation of Trade Unions, and Stolz has written to him asking for specific suggestions as to what purpose could be achieved by this meeting. There may be a good deal underlying Caballero's request that he is unable to communicate to us and I think that it would be an advantage if I could hear from you first hand what your experiences were.
I don't think it is much use putting this in writing, and I would suggest that you come over here so that we can talk the situation over. I would suggest Monday afternoon, or Tuesday afternoon