Various Papers Relating To The History Of The Abolitionist Movement

Scope and Content

This file was probably prepared by Helen Wilson, c.1922. It is marked 'History of the British Branch' and includes:

* `Contagious Diseases Act Colchester Election 1870 Oct. File of Bills, etc.'.

* Leaflets, handbills, posters and `election song' against Sir Henry Storks (official Liberal candidate) and in favour of J Baxter Langley (unofficial Liberal and National Association for Repeal candidate).

* [Helen Wilson?] `History of the English Repeal Movement' (typescript c.1916, 23pp)

* `Personnel' of the British Committee - two heavily amended typescript pages; one unamended copy; some differences in details between the two copies.

* `Origin of British Committee. Shall the Association for Repeal of Immoral Legislation be re-formed? 1890 (HJ Wilson's notes on working of the Cantonments Act 1889 - copy).

* Notes on the `Infamous Memorandum' (circular issued by Maj-Gen. Chapman, Quarter-Master General, from Lord Roberts, C. in C., addressed to Officers Commanding Divisions and Districts in India. For details of content, see HJ Wilson's Rough Record, p.63).

* Response in Parliament to disclosure of the Memorandum by James Stuart, MP and eventual official acknowledgement (16 sheets).

* Notes on the British, Continental and General Federation(undated., Anonymous, typescript, 13 sheets).

* Yves Guyot, Reply to the Evidence given by Mr Treitt and Mr Howard Vincent, before the Select Committee of the House of Lords, on the law relating to the Protection of Young Girls (c. Jun 1882, 7pp).

* Copies of Resolutions passed at meeting of English members of Executive of the Federation 1886, and Stansfeld's draft resolution for the House of Commons, 1893.

* Copy of War Office Circular 19 Jan 1894 by General Redvers Buller with covering letter, 22 Sep 1896, from T. Ferris Pike Graham-Barton's Report of work done for the British Committee of the International Federation in the Northern Counties, 31 Dec 1900 (2 foolscap sides: annotated [HJ Wilson?] and stamped `Henry J Wilson's Regulation File - 1900' and probably extracted from its original file by Helen Wilson).

* Memorandum relating to the prevalence and identification of prostitution in Central London (Anon.; HJ Wilson regarded it as connected with beginning of the London Council for the promotion of Public Morality; 8 sheets, with 2 further sheets of comment by HJ Wilson on the `Chief points' in the memorandum) `Memoranda: re the subjected Towns 11 Jun 1883' (compiled by FC Banks, Secretary, National Association, for the use of Stansfeld; 11pp).

* Thomas Shillitoe, Ein Wort in Der Liebe des Evangelismus Jesu Chrisi. An Die Sanatoren und den Magistrat von Hamburg (with notes, not translated, by Maurice Gregory 27 May 1908; the first known Abolitionist Protest, 1821; 4 typescript sheets).

* Report of Messrs Shaen and Roscoe upon the working of the Contagious Diseases Acts in Canterbury (copy, undated.; 22 Manuscript pages).