Telegrams: "Stevenson, Cleveden, Glasgow"
Telephone: West 2470
Scottish Ambulance Unit in Spain
Commandant : Miss Fernanda Jacobsen, O.B.E.
Chairman: Sir Daniel Stevenson. Bart.. LL.D.
Committee: Ishbel, Marchioness of Aberdeen and Temair, G.B.E. The Countess of Oxford and Asquith. Sir Henry Ballantyne William Black. Esq. The Right Hon. The Lord Provost, P. J. Dollan, Esq. Bailie Elger A. Forrester-Paton, Esq. The Hon. Mrs. Forrester-Paton Professor and Mrs. Glaister Sir Thomas and Lady Glen-Coats Mrs. John M. Hogg, Lenzie Miss Fernanda Jacobsen, O.B.E. Sir John Mann. K.B.E. Sir David Mason, LL.D. David Perry, Esq. Sir Andrew H. Pettigrew, LL.D. Ralph Risk, Esq., M.C. The Rt. Hon. Sir Archibald Sinclair, Bart. M.P. Lady Swan. Professor Walton. Lady Wilson. Mrs. Raynes.
Secretary : Mrs. Cameron.
In affiliation with
The National Joint Committee for Spanish Relief,
Chairman: The Duchess of Atholl, D.B.E., LL.D.
Vice-Chairmen: The Earl of Listowel Miss Eleanor Rathbone, M.P.
Hon. Treasurer: Viscount Cecil of Chelwood, P.C., K.C.
Hon Secretaries: Mr. D.R. Grenfell, M.P. Capt. J.R.J. Macnamara, M.P. Mr. Wilfrid Roberts, M.P.
2nd. March, 1939.
Dear Mr Tewson,
I have just received, 12.30 p.m., your letter of yesterday.
I am afraid you are forgetting the exceptional conditions of our connection with the T.U.C. In the Autumn of 1938 Mr. P.J. Dollan, now Lord Provost of Glasgow, wrote to me that our best helpers would be the working people and suggested getting into communication with all the Scottish Cooperative Societies,of whom he sent me a list. I followed his advice. Most of the Secretaries replied that they centralized their subscriptions for the kind of work in question at the T.U.C. Headquarters and referred me to Sir Walter Citrine.
I at once got into touch with him and was promptly supplied with the necessary funds to purchase a large part of our equipment: ambulances, stores' wagon, motor-lorries, etc. That is over two and a half years ago. Latterly the bulk of our work has consisted in sending consignments of foodstuffs and medical stores. Our shipments in November and December cost over £4000, towards which we had to borrow over £2,200. Meanwhile Miss Jacobsen has been urging us by frequent telegrams to send another large shipment. I cannot do so until I am free from debt, as explained in my letter to the Press last week, see "Manchester Guardian" reprint enclosed. I wish you would read it carefully and, putting yourself in Sir Walter's place, tell me what I am to do.
The £1000 referred to near the end was my own contribution, in addition to which I have set apart and equipped one of the best rooms