Meliscent Shephard: correspondence 1935

Scope and Content

Papers and correspondence concerning: Miss Shephard's financial arrangements and the Viceroy's Appeal; her work in support of the Punjab Suppression of Immoral Traffic Bill; All-India Women's Conference in Karachi, 1934-1935; disagreements with Mrs Neville-Rolfe and the British Social Hygiene Council; resignation of Finance Committee in Calcutta and formation of new Committee; Miss Shephard's work in the United Provinces; preparations for League of Nations Far Eastern conference on traffic in women; earthquake in Quetta; Miss Shephard's meetings with Mahatma Gandhi; Muslim women and the brothel system; plague and malaria; correspondence with the League of Nations re rehabilitation of prostitutes; visit to Hyderabad; 'Objects and Methods of Administration' of the Indian branch of the Association for Moral and Social Hygiene

Publications:

- 'A Rough Record 1858-1935 on The Work of the Association for Moral and Social Hygiene in connection with the British Army in India' (consult The Women's Library printed collections catalogue for copy ref 349.54052534 ASS)

- 'Address by Mrs Rustomji Faridoonji' All-India Women's Conference in Karachi, 1934-1935

- 'Opinions on the Punjab Suppression of Immoral Traffic Bill (No 15 of 1934)'

Press cuttings:

- 'Need of proctor system. Lahore experiment' from 'The Statesman' dated 17 Jan 1935

- 'Women's welfare measures: appeal to MLAs' from 'The Statesman' dated 10 Jan 1935

- 'Begum Shah Nawaz for Geneva' from 'The National Call' dated 16 Mar 1935

- 'Traffic in women and children. Conference plan. Efforts to check evil in India' from 'The Statesman' dated 18 Mar 1935

- 'Traffic in women and children. Brisk preparations for holding regional conferences to devise ways and means for stopping the evil' from 'The National Call' dated 16 Mar 1935

- 'The war against vice' from 'The Statesman' dated 25 Mar 1935

- 'Traffic in women and children: work in India' from 'The Statesman' dated 21 Mar 1935

- 'Transferred or reserved subject? Minister and Home Member differ over an item.' from 'The Leader' dated 3 Apr 1935

- 'Campaign against Social Vice' from 'The Pioneer' dated 5 Apr 1935

- 'Debate on social vice' from 'The Pioneer' dated 3 Apr 1935

- 'Immoral traffic suppression' from 'The Pioneer' dated 4 Apr 1935

- 'Immoral traffic in India: Miss Shephard removes some misconceptions' letter to the editor, dated 5 Apr 1935 [from 'The Pioneer'?]

- 'Traffic in women and children - Madras conference' from 'The Statesman' dated 15 Nov 1935