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Public and Political: General: New Commonwealth Society for the promotion of International Law and Order: correspondence mainly with General Secretary N B Foot., Jan 1939 - Oct 1939
Subjects include: Society publications, including publishing the text of a broadcast by WSC,  October 1938; involving Emile Bure in the Society; the Society's International Summer School and Delegate Conference; a meeting of the British Parliamentary Group; a suggested letter to be sent by sympathetic MPs to newspapers in their constituency; Hungarian members; a Europa Union Congress.Also includes notes and copies of correspondence from WSC's secretaries including [Kathleen] Hill.
Public and Political: General: Political: Correspondence M-Q. (includes copies of wartime documents)., Feb 1941 - Dec 1946
The Spinning House was a house of correction to which women suspected of 'walking with undergraduates', i.e. prostitution, were committed under the Vice-Chancellor's jurisdiction, which jurisdiction was abolished in 1894 following the notorious 'Daisy Hopkins case'.
Letter from Sir Ernley Blackwell (Home Office) to WSC on WSC's decision in 1911 to respite the sentences of the alleged murderers of Leon Beron.
Letter from Sir Francis Hopwood [later Lord Southborough] (Colonial Office) to WSC congratulating him on his appointment as Home Secretary and urging him to reduce prison sentences whenever possible.
Note from WSC (Home Office) to John Pedder enclosing a memorandum [not present] from the Socialist Lord Provost of Dundee [Scotland] on the reduction in crime following the imposition of a new whisky duty, 21 Sep 1910 Typescript annotated with Pedder's comments on the memorandum, 23 Sep [1910, and with note that it was sent to the Chancellor of the Exchequer [David Lloyd George], 28 Sep ].
Letter from Sidney Oliver (Old Hall, Ramsden, [? Essex]) to WSC announcing that WSC will receive a copy of the report of Oliver's committee on the effect on prisoners of penal methods in recognition of his work for prison reform when he was Home Secretary.
Letter from John Galsworthy (Wingstone, Manaton, Devon) to WSC asking him to read his open letter to the Home Secretary [?on prison reform] in the Nation and to advocate the plea therein if he agrees with it.
Letter from John Galsworthy (Wingstone, Manaton, Devon) to WSC thanking him for agreeing to write to the Home Secretary and for his appreciation of Galsworthy's play "Strife".
Letter from Edward Morgan (95 Railway Street, Cardiff, [Wales]) to WSC praising him for securing the release of juvenile offenders when he was Home Secretary.
Proofs of correspondence between WSC [Home Secretary] and John Galsworthy on abolishing solitary confinement in prisons, [from H V Marrot's biography of Galsworthy]. Covering letter CHAR 2/237/10. Date of proofs 1935.
Draft bill to amend the law "with respect to the treatment and punishment of certain offenders, the imprisonment of debtors, and the administration of justice" Annotated.
Letter from [? Sir Evelyn Ruggles-Brise, Chairman of the Prison Commission] (Home Office) to [WSC] concerning the rough draft of a Bill [in respect of prisons and the administration of justice] [see CHAR 12/1/10] Manuscript signed with initials.
Draft bill concerning punishment and the administration of justice to amend the law concerning "the treatment and punishment of certain offenders, the imprisonment of debtors, and the administration of justice in the courts of Summary Jurisdiction" See CHAR 12/1/9. Annotated with handwritten corrections [? by Sir Evelyn Ruggles-Brise, Chairman of the Prison Commission].