Burma and Rangoon

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 106 AMS/D/37/02
  • Former Reference
      GB 106 E2 JB 80
  • Dates of Creation
  • Physical Description
      2 folders

Scope and Content

Consists of:

- copy of letter from the Secretary Rangoon Municipality to the Secretary Corporation of Calcutta dated 28 Feb 1908 received by Henry J Wilson from Mr Madge with report by TF Pedley entitled 'The evolution of the social evil in Rangoon' (manuscript notes)

- copy of Charles Tarring's paper on prevalence of venereal disease in Rangoon Jul 1908

- typescript 'Request for re-imposition of the Contagious Diseases Acts in Rangoon' Jun 1908

- carbon copy of letter from Mr Rice, Chief Secretary to the Government of Burma to Bishop of Rangoon dated 28 Oct 1914

- manuscript copy of Tracts for Rangoon No 9 'Into the deep' by John Cowen

- carbon copy typescript of Tracts for Rangoon No 10 'The White Robe'

- report of observations in the segregated areas of Rangoon in Jul 1915, Mar 1916, Jun 1916

- correspondence with John Cowen about segregated areas in Rangoon and the use of European prostitutes, and the sending of reports

- typescript report 'Public prostitution in Rangoon. Report to the Association for Moral and Social Hygiene' by John Cowen (see The Women's Library printed collections catalogue for published copy ref 305.420941 ASS)

- notes on a conference of Rangoon students with press cutting from 'The Rangoon Gazette' dated 13 Feb 1919

- carbon copy of Mrs Dixon's report to the Sub-Committee about her visit to Burma

- report of visit of members of deputation from Burma to the Association for Moral and Social Hygiene on 7 Nov 1919

- memorandum on Rangoon conditions by Conyers Baker

- copy of letter from Mr Lewishon to Honorary Secretary of Rangoon Vigilance Society that a bill for the suppression of brothels had been drafted (1920)

- correspondence with the Rangoon Vigilance Society about the need for a social worker to undertake the Children's Court work (1929) and about making a film on venereal diseases (1934)


- 'Burma: The Cinderella of the Indian Empire' London : The Burmese Deputation c 1919

- 'Burma Suppression of Brothels Act 1921' (with letter dated 18 Mar 1929)