12th May 1939.
Under-Secretary of State,
Page Street, S.W. 1.
I shall be extremely glad if you will be good enough to consider the possibility of your granting permission to come to this country to two young Spaniards who are at the moment at Oran, Algeria. They are Nora Carrillo and Roberto Carrillo, aged 17 and 14 years respectively.
The father of these children, Wencaslao Carrillo, was General Secretary of the Spanish Metal Workers Federation and had to leave Spain after the collapse of the Republican resistance in order to save his life. He is now living at the Bonnington Hotel, Southampton Row, W.C. 1., and is being very generously assisted by the British Section of the International Metalworkers' Federation.
The paramount desire of the father is that he should have his children with him in order that he may care for them during the most impressionable period of their lives. At the moment Nora Carrillo is accommodated at the Bar Jeannot, 10, Boulevard Oudinot, Oran, while Roberto is housed at the old prison at Oran. The mother died some two years ago.