904R. A. D. Lindsay to Harrod, 21 April 1939 [a]
Lindsay regrets that he has not written earlier about "our Popular Front meeting".  He thinks that it is important to carry the Oxford Labour Party into the Popular Front, and suggests that Harrod talks to Pakenham about it.  He asks to postpone the next meeting from April 29 to May 6th, and he proposes to set as the main ingredient in the agenda "Program of Cripps Petition".  Finally, he encloses a letter he had from V. H. Finney, which was meant for Harrod. 
2. Frank Pakenham was one of the members of the Oxford City Labour Party who advocated am alliance against the Conservative candidate at the Oxford by-election of October 1938: see note 1 to letter 861 .
3. In connection with this meeting, Lindsay has forwarded to Harrod two letters from people being unable to attend: T. Atholl Robertson to Lindsay, 1 May 1939, from The Scots Year Book, in HP VI/165-175/11; and F. T. Jones (Chairman of Marlow Labour Party) to Lindsay, 2 May 1939, in HP VI/165-175/12. The latter pointed out that two years earlier the Marlow Party passed a resolution in favour of the Popular Front, and later in favour of the reinstatement of Stafford Cripps. A list of Liberal and Labour representatives who accepted to take part in the meeting is preserved in HP VI-176/16.
4. Probably V. H. Finney to Lindsay, 24 January 1939, from the Council of Action for Peace and Reconstruction, in HP VI/176/7; in this letter, Finney summarizes the position in 11 constituencies. On the Council's position see note 1 to letter 901 R.
- a. From Low Ground, <Boot>, Cumberland, two pages ALS, in HP VI/165-175/6.
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