Webb Trustees, 11 Dartmouth Street, London, S.W.1.—Encloses a personal appeal for support for a memorial to Beatrice Webb (probably 3/277).
(At the foot is a note by Lord Pethick-Lawrence, and answers to it by Esther Knowles, dated 22 and 23 October.)
24 Montpelier Crescent, Brighton 1.—Elizabeth Robins has advised that she would consider naturalisation, if considered ‘usable’ for speaking or writing (cf. 3/155, etc.).
24 Montpelier Crescent, Brighton 1.—Acknowledges that Miss Robins would be unable to undertake a full programme of meetings for the Ministry of Information. Suggests that the US Government might be persuaded to help.
24 Montpelier Crescent, Brighton, Sussex.—Encloses copies of the notes she gave to Lord Cecil, whom Elizabeth Robins had named as a referee in her application for an British visa, and asks for help in expediting the business.
24 Montpelier Crescent, Brighton, Sussex.—Urges him to help Elizabeth Robins obtain a British visa (see 3/294).
Backsettown Farmstead, Henfield, Sussex.—Discusses travel arrangements (in connection with the unveiling of a plaque to Elizabeth Robins).
Backsettown Farmstead, Henfield, Sussex.—Discusses travel arrangements (in connection with the unveiling of a plaque to Elizabeth Robins; see 3/301). Refers to their mutual acquaintance, Mrs Kettle.
He and Helen look forward to meeting her at the commemoration (see 3/287).
Treasury Chambers.—Explains why he has not reduced the tax on bedding.
Broomhill Bank, Tunbridge Wells.—Acknowledges the receipt of his letter (see 3/318). Will read his book (A Levy on Capital).
Treasury Chambers.—Has been on holiday. Will be glad to discuss Pethick-Lawrence’s remarks on ‘pay-as-you-go’ when Parliament reassembles.
Asks for the return of Pethick-Lawrence’s book A Levy on Capital, which was lent to Sir Kingsley Wood last year.
Ask him to consider the financial difficulties of various classes of old people who feel the burden of income tax particularly heavily.
(Question:) Asks for a statement of the exchange rate fixed for the occupied territory of Italy.
(Reply:) States the rate of exchange for the lira in the parts of Italy occupied by Allied forces, and refers to the difficulties in assessing the relevant factors at their proper value.
(The note is a carbon copy of a typed original.)
Hollywood, California.—Sends a get-well greeting from the Hobbs family, who have never had the pleasure of meeting him, but wish they had.
(Printed, except for the message.)