Meliscent Shephard: correspondence 1931

Scope and Content

Principal correspondents are Alison Neilans and Edith Turner (acting secretary during Miss Neilans's ill health)

Papers and correspondence concern: Bengal Suppression of Immoral Traffic Bill; draft of Calcutta Bill; All-India Women's Conference; visit to Benares; financial difficulties; Miss Shephard's disagreement with the Ladies' Advisory Committee of the Calcutta Vigilance Association; her resignation from the Calcutta Vigilance Association; arrangements for her return to England in Sep1931


- 'Statement of objects and reasons' for Bill to repeal the Calcutta Suppression of Immoral Traffic Act

- 'Achieving social purity' by Meliscent Shephard, reprinted from 'Woman's Outlook', Mar 1931 (with letter dated 4 Mar 1931)

Press cutting:

- 'Prostitution and third party profits' from 'The Bengali (Calcutta Evening News) dated 20 Aug 1931