A formal document signed Ewing Whittle MD

Scope and Content

Written from Liverpool. Proposing to form an Electoral Union for the Repeal of the CD Acts drawn up at Liverpool 8 Jun 1872 'by the desire of our esteemed friend Mrs Butler'. The 140 MPs who made up the deputation to Mr Bruce for the retention of the Contagious Diseases Acts can only be made 'afraid of us by threatening their seats', and to this end 'to organise in each borough support for such candidate as will advocate our views.'

Administrative / Biographical History

'With branches in every borough represented by one of the 149.' - Deputation of 150 MPs to Home Secretary [Bruce] with memorials from medical men in support of his Bill. 11 May 1872 (Rough Record 189. 11 May 1872). This is mentioned in a circular letter sent out by JB to the various Branch Associations of the LNA May 1872. '150 MPs praying the Home Sec. for the continuance of the foulest outrage on womanhood.'

Biog: Frederick Clark - Newcastle-on- Tyne; I Hudson Scott - Carlisle; Henry Wilson - Sheffield; Algernon Challis - Leeds; Joseph Edmondson - Halifax; Thomas Worth - Nottingham; William Rowntree - Scarborough; I Whitwell Wilson - Kendal; I Ryley - Wigan; Councillor Rowntree - York; I Watton - Darlington; Mr Whibley, grocer - Cambridge