Vagrancy Act 1824 and other laws relating to street solicitation

Scope and Content

Consists of:

- manuscript notes on section 3 and 4 of the Vagrancy Act 1824 on prostitutes

- pamphlet 'Criminal Law Amendment Act. Vigilance Committees and their work containing the new law for the protection of girls with suggestions as to its enforcement', by the Chief Director of the Street Commission, London : Pall Mall Gazette, 1885

- leaflet 'Extracts from section 13 of 'The Criminal Law Amendment Act 1885' on suppression of brothels issued by Chief Constable for Borough of Sheffield

- manuscript notes on laws relating to street solicitation in England and Scotland (1892)

- manuscript notes on 'disorderly houses' (1894)

- Towns' Police Clauses Act 1847 sections relating to street solicitation

- note explaining suggested bill relating to 'Streets' (Mar 1902)

- manuscript notes on 'Brothels. Precedents for search warrants, such as in the Glasgow Act as proposed in Bill prepared by Henry Wilson and under consideration of London Council for Public Morality' c 1902

- papers on suggested bill relating to brothels (1902)

- leaflet 'Recruiting Bill for brothels. Infamous new clause introduced by Home Secretary in the Criminal Law Amendment Bill, c. 1908

- note on street order in Berlin (1905)

- extract of evidence given by Mr WA Coote before the Royal Commission upon the Duties of the Metropolitan Police (1906)

- carbon copy 'Indecent Advertisements (Amendment) Bill' 1907

- memorandum on offences under section 13 of the Criminal Law Amendment Act 1885 (1912)

- typed list of laws relating to prostitutes and general laws regarding street behaviour (1915)