Meliscent Shephard: correspondence 1930

Scope and Content

Correspondence, photographs and papers concerning: Miss Shephard's financial difficulties including statements of expenditure; her ill health; her visits to Madras, Bangalore, Ceylon and Lahore; investigative versus rescue work; figures for Calcutta brothel workers; census figures for Calcutta; possible worker for Ceylon; proposed Calcutta Suppression of Immoral Traffic Bill and conference on prostitution in Bengal; formation of the All-India Vigilance Association; Miss Shephard's opinions on Indian politics; concern for her mental health and attitude to her work; proposals for dealing with venereal diseases in Bengal

Includes:

- Miss Shephard's articles for the Diocesan Journal, Calcutta; her reports to the Calcutta Vigilance Association

Photographs:

- Indian women doctors at the Rescue Home for Children from Brothels, Madras (manuscript inscription on reverse)

- children from the Rescue Home for Children from Brothels, Madras (manuscript inscription on reverse)

- Meliscent Shephard at the YWCA headquarters, Calcutta dated 4 Jan 1930 (manuscript inscription on reverse)

- portrait of Meliscent Shephard mounted on card

- portrait of Meliscent Shephard mounted on card and signed by her

- Meliscent Shephard's office at 17 Barakhamba Road

Press cutting:

- 'Self-government is self-control' letter to the editor by Meliscent Shephard published in 'The Statesman' dated 19 Aug 1930 (with letter dated 14 Aug 1930)