India and the East Sub-committee

Archive Unit
  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 106 AMS/A/03/04
  • Former Reference
      GB 106 FL069
  • Dates of Creation
      1914-1921
  • Physical Description
      1 volume

Scope and Content

Object and principles of the Ladies' National Association International Federation for the Abolition of State Regulation of Vice is inserted before the index at front of the volume.

pages 1-19 contain the minutes of a Special Sub-committee appointed on 17 Jul 1914 to arrange a private conference about India and the regulation of vice in the Cantonments. Minutes date from 19 Sep 1914 to 31 May 1915

page 3 - interview with Mrs Katherine Dixon about her observations of prostitution in India and her suggestion for holding a conference about approaches to take - copies of correspondence between Mrs Dixon and the Metropolitan of India

page 12 - suggestions and questions about prostitutes in Cantonments

pages 22 to 46 contain the minutes of the India Sub-committee. First meeting took place on 16 Dec 1915. The constitution of the Association for Moral and Social Hygiene is inserted at page 21.

page 23 - account of interview with John Cowen who was asked to suggest methodology for investigating prostitution in the East

Recurring topics: reports from Mrs Dixon about her work in India; child slavery in Hong Kong; venereal disease among British troops in Egypt

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Poor condition. Volume has red rot 31/01/06