South Africa

Scope and Content

Main correspondent is Julia Solly, who became Vice-President of the Association for Moral and Social Hygiene in 1916

Consists of::

- typescript 'Report from South Africa' by Mrs Solly (manuscript notes)

- letters concern Contagious Diseases Amendment Act (Cape of Good Hope) (1895) and 'Suppression of Immorality Bill' (1902)

- letters about sending a memorial to President Kruger (with section from printed memorial)

- carbon copy typescript of memorial to FR Moor, Prime Minister of Natal by the Executive Committee of the Ladies' National Association (1902)

- synopsis of regulation in South Africa (1912)(manuscript and carbon copy typescript)

- letters concern forming a branch of the International Abolitionist Federation

- letters concern the passing of the Public Health Act 1918 with element of compulsory treatment

- letters concern treatment of venereal diseases in South Africa and treatment of the indigenous population in this matter

- letters concern the sending of literature

- letters concern Josephine Butler centenary in 1928

- list of laws relating to prostitution and solicitation (1902-1920)

Publications:

- 'Cape of Good Hope. Report of the select committee appointed by the Legislative Council on Medical Establishments' Cape Town, 1871

- 'Act to amend the criminal law and to make further provision for the protection of women and girls. Act no 25 of 1893', Cape of Good Hope

- 'Act to provide for the suppression of gaming houses, betting houses, brothels and immorality ...' 1902

- 'Acts of Parliament, Session of 1902 being the Fourth Session of the Tenth Parliament' edited by Colonial Secretary's department, Cape Town, 1902

- printed letter 'To the Right Honourable the Prime Ministers of Natal...' The British Committee of the International Federation for the Abolition of State Regulation of Vice, 13 Aug 1909

- 'Report of the first Annual Meeting of the South African Branch 1913...' International Federation for the Abolition of State Regulation of Vice, 1913

- 'The SA Committee of the International Federation for the Abolition of State Regulation of Vice' Julia Solly, 1912 and leaflet reprinted from 'The White Ribbon' Dec 1912

- 'Act to consolidate and amend the criminal law in force in the Union relating to the protection of girls under the age of sixteen and of mentally defective women' no 3 of 1916, Union of South Africa

- pages from 'Women's Outlook' on Woman Suffrage Policy from Conference in Dec 1919

- 'Act to make provision for the public health. Act no 36 of 1919', Union of South Africa

- pages from 'The White Ribbon' with printed letters from Julia Solly on the Child Welfare Conference (dated Nov 1922)

- 'Report of the Fifth Annual Meeting held in Johannesburg on 4 Apr 1922' National Council (South Africa) for Combating Venereal Diseases Transvaal Branch, 1922

- 'Report of the Sixth Annual Meeting held in Johannesburg on 27 Feb 1923' National Council (South Africa) for Combating Venereal Diseases Transvaal Branch, 1923

- 'Still birth and infant mortality from the pathological point of view' by Dr A Sechehaye, Save the Children International Union, Geneva, 1931

For the following publications consult The Women's Library printed collections catalogue:

- 'The State Regulation of Vice. Read before a Meeting of the Women's Enfraisement League (Cape Province) on behalf of the International Federation for Abolition of the State Regulation of Vice / Mrs Julia F Solly', 1912 (ref 349.687052534 SOL)

- 'The effects of contact with Europeans on the status of Pondo women' by Monica Hunter, reprinted from 'Africa' vol 6 no 3, 1934 (ref 305.4889639 WIL)

Press cutting:

- 'Call girls cause concern Minister may introduce legislation' publication unidentified dated 26 Mar 1960

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