John Findlater to [Henry Wilson]

Archive Unit
  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 106 3JBL/43/45
  • Former Reference
      GB 106 4808; 137
  • Dates of Creation
      23 Oct 1899
  • Physical Description
      1 item

Scope and Content

Written from Rawal Pindi. Postmark 25 Oct 1899

Thanking him for parcels of papers he has sent out; especially pleased with 'The Decrease of Venereal Disease in England during the past 20 years' by Maurice Gregory; he would like to send it out to every missionary and Commanding Officer in India. Hopes to have Petitions signed by most of the missionaries to send to him and perhaps one from the Chaplains. The Metropolitan (Dr Welldon) has come out strongly on their side. He means also to see the new General there - Maj. Gen. Boyce Combe. The White Cross is largely disregarded by the officers as a goody-goody affair.

Administrative / Biographical History

'I think the White Cross is usually regarded as a 'goody-goody' affair that is not likely to do much harm and not with opposing'

This was a Society founded in 1883 by Ellice Hopkins (1836-1904).

'This special branch of work on behalf of purity was the chief labour of the last 21 years of her life. This Society though founded by a woman was an association of men working for men' (Life of Ellice Hopkins by R Barrett p 162)