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Prostitution, 1940-11 - 1969

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 103/6/5

Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

From 1952 to 1967 the Secretary of the Association was Hugh Bryson. He organised the accumulation of two important collections of historical material through the BAM. In 1960, in cooperation with the Royal Commonwealth Society, Bryson initiated the gathering of original documents - memoranda, diaries, correspondence - and the writing of special reminiscences by those with first hand experience of the geographic area covered by the Association. Subjects of particular significance include politics and government, trade and commerce, social and cultural history, the First and Second World Wars, and the Malayan Emergency. As the material was received it was deposited in the Royal Commonwealth Society Library. Bryson also collected photographs, particularly those reflecting the history of South-East Asia. After his death in 1977, a few further donations were received from former BAM members, and these have been incorporated in an Addenda section.


  • Creation: 1940-11 - 1969


Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

Due to the fragile state of many of these papers, users must consult microfilm copies where available.

Biographical / Historical

In 1940, Miss S.E. Nicoll-Jones visited Singapore at the request of the police to examine the problem of prostitution. She submitted her report in May 1941. After the war began, she remained in Singapore, working in the camp set up on St. John's Island for Japanese internees, and with children orphaned or lost during air raids upon the city. She was evacuated immediately before the fall of Singapore and died when her ship was sunk by the Japanese navy.


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Date information

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Finding aid date

2011-11-29 14:34:59+00:00

Includes index.

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