Seamen 2: Jul 1929-1949

Scope and Content

Consists of:

- correspondence concerning objections to the recommendation A (6) of the sub-committee of the Joint Maritime Commission on seamen's welfare in ports which advocates for the regulation of prostitution and to raise objections at the International Labour Conference in Geneva in Oct 1929

- correspondence concerning an error in the Association for Moral and Social Hygiene's 14th annual report 1928-1929

- correspondence concerning memorandum of the Association for Moral and Social Hygiene on prophylactic measures against venereal disease submitted to the Joint Maritime Commission of the International Labour Office

- copy of the Mothers' Union Watch Committee Notes Jul 1929

- programme of the Conference on the Welfare of the Seaman in Geneva on 7-9 Oct 1929 (with letter from Dr F Humbert dated 24 Sep 1929)

- concerning the employment of women as barmaids in ports

- summary of discussion at the International Labour Conference (Maritime session) 1929 of two proposals affecting women ie employment of barmaids and solicitation

- resolutions adopted by the 2nd conference of the Health and Welfare of the Merchant Seamen, Geneva 7-9 Oct 1929 and draft conclusions of the Committee on Seamen's Welfare

- report on 'Problems peculiar to the Bute town area or shipping quarter of the city and port of Cardiff' Feb 1931

- papers relating to the third conference on the Health and Welfare of Merchant Seamen on 5 Oct 1936

- survey of progress in the field of seamen's welfare in ports from Oct 1940 to Aug 1942 circulated to members of the Port Welfare Committees taken from two White Papers (6310 and 6411)

- correspondence concerning the appointment of women on the Committee on Seamen's Welfare in Ports

- memorandum by the Association for Moral and Social Hygiene to the Committee on Seamen's Welfare (24 May 1944)

Press cuttings:

- 'Treatment of venereal disease in Germany' from 'The Nursing Times' dated 9 Jul 1949)

- 'Caring for seamen's health in port. Glasgow plan for improved medical service' from 'The Journal of Commerce' dated 13 May 1944)

- 'Health and welfare of seamen. An international movement' Mrs C Neville Rolfe's letter to the editor of 'The Manchester Guardian' dated 23 Oct 1929 with letter to Mr AC Wilson dated 25 Oct 1929

- 'Ban on barmaids in seaports. International proposal. Criticism at women's meeting' from 'The Manchester Guardian' dated 11 Oct 1929

- 'Barmaids in the limelight' from 'The Manchester Guardian' dated 10 Oct 1929

- 'Maritime conference. The question of British representation' (publication unidentified)