John Cowen's papers on Colombo

Scope and Content

Consists of:

- typescript 'Rough precis of a confidential report on prostitution in Colombo 7 Jun 1918'

- letters to Helen Wilson about the British Committee helping Cowen's campaign to suppress brothels in Colombo, and about the campaign's success

- letters to Cowen's son William about the prosecution case against him and about 'Christian Watchman', a newspaper he edited

- letters to Maurice Gregory about Cowen's links with organisations


- 'The Christian Watchman' vol 1 nos 1 (torn), 3, 4, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23 (1912-1913)

- pamphlet 'United Open-air Evangelistic Campaign in Colombo'

- 'Bombay Guardian' dated 19 and 26 Oct 1912

- 'The Indian Witness' with manuscript notes dated 39 Apr 1912

- 'In the hand of the potter' by Harold Begbie, Hodder & Stoughton : London, New York & Toronto

Press cuttings:

- 'The Social Evil. A reversal of the 'McCallum' policy' from 'Ceylon Observer' dated 2 May 1913