Mrs Bligh Scrutton: General papers

Scope and Content

Consists of:

- papers relating to the Crook v Edmondson case with press cuttings (1966)

- correspondence concerning brothels in Edinburgh and penalties under Scots law with copies of letters to Lord Dalkeith (one press cutting attached) (1969-1970)

- manuscript notes on the Working Party on Vagrancy and Street Offences and carbon copy notes on act to amend the Vagrancy Act 1824

- correspondence relating to the phrase 'gross indecency' used in the Wolfenden Committee report

- typed paper on 'Background paper relating to Street Offences and the Josephine Butler Society'

- correspondence on law on licensed clubs, on brothels in Birmingham, the problems of the Street Offences Act


- pamphlet 'Women's report' vol 4, issue 3 Mar/Apr 1976 (articles on prostitution and on pornography)

- photocopy of chapter 36 'Other sexual offences. Indecent behaviour' (title of book unidentified)

Press cuttings:

- 'New Vagrancy Act is wanted' Law report 28 Jan 1974

- 'Madam has her jail sentence reduced. Regina v Payne', Law report 15 May 1980