Blanche Leppington to Henry J Wilson

Scope and Content

Written from north Devon

Will do her best writing the article. Suggests the title 'The Soldier and his Masters'.

Asks for answers to a few questions:

- 'I don't want to say things incompatible with the facts':

- Is the serious aggravation [of venereal disease] implied by Mr. Balfour real? If real what is the cause?

- Does disease or habitual debauchery affect a man's good conduct marks or promotion? Do the statistics include Officers?

- Any data on variation of disease in different regiments?

- Any data as to the amount of effort and result from any Army Chaplain?