Josephine Butler to the Editor of the 'Shield'

Scope and Content

About conditions in the 'subjected' towns of Kent

Administrative / Biographical History

Undated but probably [Apr 1870] as refers to this date on papers of women examined.

CD Acts

'In Chatham where the law has been in force since 1866'- 29 Jul 1864 - The first CD Act received Royal Assent for 3 yrs applying to Portsmouth, Plymouth, Woolwich, Chatham, Sheerness, Aldershot, Colchester, Shorncliffe, The Curragh, Cork and Queenstown.

The Contagious Diseases Prevention Act 1864 (An Act for the prevention of contagious diseases at certain naval and military stations)

11 Jun 1866 - CD Act received Royal Assent to come into operation Sep 30 when Act of 1864 expired. Extended area to Windsor

11 Aug 1869 - CD Act received Royal Assent (the last Regulation Act adding Canterbury, Dover, Gravesend, Maidstone, Winchester and Southampton making 18 stations in all). (See Rough Record no 8, 15, 35)

For JB's 3 letters to Shield as given here see 'Shield' 31 Aug 1872 p.1061

Biog: Rev and Mrs Heritage of Canterbury