Madras

Archive Unit
  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 106 AMS/C/09/05
  • Former Reference
      GB 106 JB 75
  • Dates of Creation
      1923-1954
  • Physical Description
      2 folders

Scope and Content

Consists of correspondence concerning:

- Women's Indian Association work regarding the Government's delay in enforcement of the White Slave Traffic Bill (1923)

- Government of Madras's bill for the suppression of brothels and immoral traffic (with printed copy of Bill) (1930)

- Miss Shephard's work in India, funding appeal for her position and the need to appoint a welfare worker (1934) (Miss DJ Stephen correspondent)

- typescript copy of 'Summary of the Immoral Traffic Acts of Bombay, Burma, Calcutta and Madras' (c 1931) (includes Bombay Act no 11 of 1923 as modified in 1930, Burmah Act no 2 of 1921, Bengal Act no 13 of 1923, Madras Act no 5 of 1930)

- typescript 'An act to further amend the Madras Suppression of Immoral Traffic Act 1930' (manuscript note 'as at 1954')

Publications:

- 'Report of the Madras Vigiliance Association for the year 1929-1930', Office : Servants of India Society Royapettah, Madras, 1930

- 'Report of the Madras Vigiliance Association for the year 1930-1931', Office : Servants of India Society Royapettah, Madras, 1931

- 'Report of the Madras Vigiliance Association for the year 1931-1932', Office : Servants of India Society Royapettah, Madras, 1933

- 'Report of the Madras Vigilance Association for the year 1933-1934', Office : Servants of India Society Royapettah, Madras, 1934

- 'Report of the Madras Vigilance Association for the year 1934-1935', Office : Servants of India Society Royapettah, Madras, 1935

- 'Report of the Madras Vigilance Association for the year 1937-1938', Office : Servants of India Society Royapettah, Madras, 1938

- 'The regional conference on traffic in women and children Madras Nov 11 1935...' - 'The working of the Madras suppression of Immoral Traffic Act in the Moffussil 1933-1938', Office : Servants of India Society Royapettah, Madras, 1938

- specimen leaflets 'Madras Vigilance Association' nos 1-9

- 'Indian National Social Conference Madras Session : 1927'

Press cuttings:

- 'Madras Immoral Traffic Act Extended' from 'The Guardian (Madras)' Jun 1934

- 'Vigilance Association in need of funds. Appeals made at Madras Meeting' from 'The Madras Mail' 27 Sep 1934