VICECONSULADO DE ESPANA.
No. 32. May 21st, 1937.
Sir Walter Citrine,
SPANISH RELIEF FUND.-
I beg to give you herewith translation of a letter from Senora Dona Carmen de Cossio, treasurer of the "SPANISH WOMAN'S COMMITTEE FOR HELP TO SPAIN", of 22 Taunton Avenue, S. W. 20, and which has been forwarded to me as Vice-Consul for Spain at Newport by my Chief, the Spanish Consul at Cardiff.
"We have a Spanish vessel expected to arrive at London round about June 6th next, with the object of collecting gifts of food for the loyal populations of the Santander and Asturias provincias and transporting same to Antwerp where they will be reforwarded to the ports of Santander and Gijon. We take the opportunity therefore of asking your whole-hearted co-operation in this task, and particularly to request you to get into touch with all local committees who are engaged in the organisation of help to Loyal Spain, in order that they may intensify their efforts, so that the vessel may be able to sail from England well loaded with the foodstuffs so necessary to enable the Spanish Loyalists to resist the Fascist impact. At the same time, you might give us the names of the local publications so that we may make a direct appeal".-
It happened that my first call was upon Councillor F.W. Morrice, Secretary of the Newport (Mon) Industrial Labour Council, who informed me that there has lately been a certain amount of unification of the local efforts, and advised me to write to your goodself. This I do in the hope that you will in due course communicate with Councillor Morrice, giving your approval to this appeal, so that all those persons well-disposed