Dr Katharine Bushnell to Henry Wilson

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  • Reference
      GB 106 3JBL/42/48
  • Former Reference
      GB 106 4796; 164; 165
  • Dates of Creation
      9 May 1899
  • Physical Description
      1 item

Scope and Content

Copy letter. Written from Murree. Thinks it would serve a useful purpose to ask a question in the House about the Government scholarships and the possibility of their involving young women in the necessity of serving Cantonment prostitution. She will copy some of the stipulations laid down from the last Dufferin Report (see letter of 3 Jan 1899 from Mrs Andrew to Mr Wilson). This and co-operation with missionaries and doctors could be submitted to the British Committee, but their names as factors in what is being done with held for the present. Dr Brown of the Ludhiana Medical School (with whom they have been working) knows personally Lady Young wife of Sir Mackworth Young Lt. Gov. of the Punjab, and she is the most influential member of the Dufferin Board in this region of the country. Dr Brown has therefore been able to warn her of the great danger in the Dufferin movement of the Government scheme to educate women for regulation purposes. She has also been persuaded to lay the matter before Lady Curzon, who as Viceroy's wife is head of the Dufferin Fund.