General History File IV including Political Committee, Letter Numbers 986-1274

Scope and Content

Correspondence, notes of meetings, circulars, leaflets, draft and printed memorials and articles from journals, relating (1) to strategy to be pursued by the Political Committee after Commons Vote, 20 Apr 1883, partially suspending operation of Contagious Diseases Acts and complications posed by Criminal Law Amendment Bill; (2) to conflict with the National Association and its journal, The Shield, over differences of policy; (3) Tactics for 1885 election.

Includes:

* A Record of the Votes and Pledges of Liberal MPs in regard to the Repeal of the Contagious Diseases Acts and the Abolition of the Compulsory Examination of Women - Also Extracts from Speeches and Letters of Liberal MPs (National Association for the Repeal of the Contagious Diseases Acts, 1884, 16pp)

* The Substitutes proposed by the Right Honourable HCE Childers, MD. - Manifesto of the Associations formed to secure the Repeal of the Contagious Diseases Acts called forth by the Debate in the House of Commons 23 Jun 1875, on Sir Harcourt Johnstone's Bill for the Repeal of the Acts (undated.; with letter 1885, but probably earlier; 11pp)

* Analysis of the Navy Report for 1883 (National Med. Association, 1885, 10pp); The Latest Information relating to Venereal Diseases in the Army (National Medical Association, 1885, 10pp).

* The General Election, 1885 (National Association for Repeal of Contagious Diseases Acts, 12pp; List of candidates pledged for repeal and those pledged to neutrality)