Letters and reports from Miss L Dorothy Potter

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      GB 106 AMS/D/13/02
  • Former Reference
      GB 106 E2 JB 82
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      1 folder

Scope and Content

Cairo Committee of the Association for Moral and Social Hygiene was established to carry out Miss Higson's campaign of 1930 and required a worker to represent the Association in Egypt. Miss Potter was appointed to lead an intensive educational campaign to influence Egyptian public opinion in favour of abolishing licensed houses in Egypt and to press for a Commission of Inquiry on licensed houses and traffic in women to be set up by the Egyptian Government

Consists of:

- copies of letter and reports from Potter to Alison Neilans concerning her work in Egypt (notes on meetings of the Cairo Committee, details of experiment in abolition of regulated areas in Damanhour)

- memorandum to Commission on Licensed Prostitution

- carbon copy of interim report on the experiment in Damanhour by Potter (Jan 1933)

- carbon copy of principles and methods of the experiment at Damanhour

- carbon copy of report on the experiment in Damanhour (26 Jun 1934)

- notes on the situation regarding prostitution in Egypt Sep 1931 to Mar 1936 and notes on experiment in Damanhour (1934)

- carbon copy of report on treatment of venereal disease in Malta copied from a paper from British Social Hygiene Council

- list of published articles on regulation in Eygpt (1930-1943)

- page in Arabic

- letters concerning payment of petty cash (1932)