Sir Samuel Scott Lectureship

Scope and Content

In 1929 Sir Samuel Haslam Scott gave a sum of money to the Association for Moral and Social Hygiene to pay for lectures to be given to men in universities, and in the Army, on the subject of prostitution and the traffic in women and children, as portrayed by the reports of the League of Nations and other authorities. The lectureship ended in 1940.

Consists of:

- Carbon copy list of where lectures took place for the years 1930 to 1939

- Annual reports by Miss Jessie Higson of her lectures for years 1930 to 1936

- Correspondence (1929-1964) with Sir Samuel Scott about setting up the lectureship - that Higson would do the lecturing on behalf of the Association for Moral and Social Hygiene. She was a lecturer in moral welfare for the Archbishop's Advisory Board for Preventative & Rescue Work and former Warden of the Josephine Butler Memorial House

- Correspondence with vice-chancellors and professors of various universities in arranging possible lecture venues and letters of thanks to Higson for her lecture

- Correspondence (1956-1964) concerning transferring Higson's papers to the Josephine Butler Society

- Flyer for the Samuel Scott lectureship

- Pages from 'The Student' (Edinburgh University student magazine dated Jan 1937) with a report about Higson's lecture on prostitution and letters to the editor on the same subject - one a reply from Higson

- 4 posters for lectures delivered by Higson