21st December, 1937.
Mr. L. Witt,
Joint Council of Southampton Trades Council, Labour Party and Co-operative Society,
Dear Mr. Witt,
RAY COX MEMORIAL.
Supplementing my letter to you, we have this morning received a reply from Mr. Schevenels to our enquiry about the promised photograph of the Ray Cox Memorial. He writes to us as follows:
"With reference to your letter of the 17th December, under this heading, I am very sorry that I have not up till now been able to meet the request of the Southampton Trades Council. I can assure you that I have written numerous letters to the responsible people in order to get the photograph.
"In the meantime, the I.F.T.U. representative, the surgeon-director and the Spanish comrades dealing with the Onteniente hospital were replaced, and we had to start the whole thing from the beginning again in order to explain what was wanted.
"Only two weeks ago, after having sent several reminders, I finally got a reply that they have no photographic films and that these are unobtainable throughout the whole of Spain. We are now sending down films, therefore, before the end of the year, and hope it will be possible to get a photograph by the beginning of January.
"It is a very great pity that such a simple thing should have caused so much trouble, not only for the management of the hospital and for us, but also for you and the Southampton Trades Council."
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