Seamen 1: 1924 to Jul 1929

Scope and Content

Consists of:

- a personal card issued to sailors for the purpose of securing continuous treatment for venereal disease

- report of the sub-committee appointed to consider prostitution on ships (Dec 1924)

- memorandum on the recommendations contained in the report to the Joint Maritime Commission of the International Labour Office by its sub-committee on seamen's welfare in ports (8 Oct 1926) with correspondence relating to recommendation A (6) of this report which advocated the medical examination of prostitutes in ports

- report from the Executive Committee to the Council of the British Social Hygiene Council which has a section on the National Conference on the Welfare of the Mercantile Marine (29 Nov 1928-18 Feb 1929)

- organagram of the International Labour Organisation

- carbon copy of a report on licensed houses registration of prostitutes and their medical control with discussion of recommendation A(6) (8 Apr 1929)

- papers relating to the National Conference on the Health and Welfare of the British Merchant Navy at Home and in Ports Overseas organised by the British Social Hygiene Council and the British Council for the Welfare of the Mercantile Marine on 3 May 1929

- report of the Sub-committee on Seamen's Welfare in Ports issued at Paris on 19 Apr 1929 (with letter from Albert Thomas dated 6 May 1929)

- memorandum on the medical examination and control of prostitutes with extract from a 1925 report of the Colonial Office concerning regular examination of prostitutes in Singapore sent to the Joint Maritime Committee in Apr 1929 (with letter to M Bourdelois dated 26 Jun 1929)