General History File IIIB, including Political Committee, Letter Numbers 930-985

Scope and Content

Correspondence, circulars, manuscript and press reports of meetings, draft and printed copies of resolutions passed and memorials submitted, with particular relevance to a Conference and a public meeting held at Birmingham, 22 Oct and 30 Nov 1883, designed to promote the repeal of the Contagious Diseases Acts. (Double sequence for Letter Nos. 936-953).

Includes: Repeal of the Contagious Diseases Acts relating to Women - Speech of the Right Honourable Mr James Stansfeld, MP, delivered in Birmingham, Nov 1883 (Midland Counties Electoral Union for the Repeal of Contagious Diseases Acts: 1883. 15pp).

Originally this file also held: Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, 'Wrong and Right Methods of Dealing with Social Evil' (Moral Reform Union, 1883, 53pp). This is now catalogued in The Women's Library Printed Collections as part of the Josephine Butler Library, class number 345.0253 BLA.