14th December, 1937.
Mr. W. Schevenels,
The International Federation of Trade Unions,
9, Avenue D'Orsay,
Dear Mr. Schevenels,
FOODSTUFFS FOR SPAIN.
Referring to your letter of the 3rd December, arrangements have now been made with the British Co-operative Wholesale Society to forward food, etc. to Barcelona. The following consignment will leave England today or tomorrow on the s.s. Hartbridge, sailing from Newcastle:-
325 bales of Dried Cod.
26 bales of Bacon, Canadian Middles.
107 cases of Corned Beef - 20 cases 12 x 6s.
50 " 24 x 2s.
100 " 43 x 1s.
28½ tons of Soap - ½ Carbolic, ½ ordinary.
115 cwt. bags of Lentils.
The total cost, including insurance, of the above is approximately £1,850. In addition, we ordered £2,000 worth of sugar, but it has not been possible to secure the loading of this owing to the wet weather. The Co-operative Wholesale Society are, therefore, endeavouring to make arrangements for it to go on a boat sailing in a few days' time. I will notify you when we have particulars of the boat.