Petitions for Repeal of Contagious Diseases Act

Scope and Content

Consists of:

- page for original file entitled: 'N[ational] C[ouncil] League. Petition work 1871-1886 inclusive. File of circulars, Petition forms, memorials etc.... Jul 1896'

- draft and printed petitions to Parliament for 1871, 1873, 1875, 1882

- printed memorial from supporters of Liberal candidates to Earl Granville KG (1880)

- printed memorial of officers and members of the Liberal Associations and Liberal Committees to William Gladstone (1882)

- printed memorial of the Executive Committee of the National Association for the Repeal of the Contagious Diseases Acts 1866-1869 to William Gladstone (1883)

- printed memorial from presidents and official representatives of religious bodies to William Gladstone (1884 - one copy annotated)

- printed memorial from officers of Associations for Abolishing State Regulation of Vice and Associations for the Repeal of the Contagious Diseases Acts 1866-1869 to William Gladstone (1884)

- printed petition forms and draft letters to William Gladstone (1884-1886)

- printed memorial from the National Association for the Repeal of the Contagious Diseases Acts 1866-1869 to Houses of Parliament (Feb 1886)

- printed list of candidates in favour of the Repeal of the Contagious Diseases Acts, or who, having voted for Mr Stansfeld's Resolution etc may be reasonably expected to support Repeal if urged to do so... (1885)

- pages from 'The Christian' about the 'Purity Crusade' dated 22 Oct 1885

- photocopy from 'The Daily News' dated 31 Dec 1869 on the Ladies National Association