CollectionMothers' Union Collection
ReferenceRCBL MS 749

General Council Minutes, November 17 1921-3 November 1927, typescript. At the meeting, 17 November 1921, 'Miss H.L. Bond made a special appeal to Members of the MU to do all in their power to support the League of Nations in their efforts for a world peace.' Inserted with the Minutes for 14 May 1924 a typescript letter (copy) to Hugh Kennedy, Attorney General, no date [1924], from Elizabeth Draper-Newman, stating the opinion of the General Council of the Mothers' Union that 'the present State protection of young people against people against indecent and criminal assault is insufficient.' They ask for the age of consent to be raised to 18 and use the following argument: 'Experience in Rescue Work has shown that prostitutes are largely recruited between the ages of 13 and 18, when the mental and moral equilibrium of the growing girl is frequently in an unstable condition. If, therefore, she is not legally permitted to consent to her own ruin, there is a very strong presumption that many young lives may be saved from utter destruction and the Council would earnestly press this point on your attention.'

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The Mothers' Union records were deposited in the RCBL in 2006.

Repository NameRepresentative Church Body Library
AddressBraemor Park Churchtown Dublin 14
EircodeD14 N735
Telephone(01) 492-3979
Repository Web Address
CommentSome of the information listed from this repository has been extracted from lists available in the archives. The lists were compiled by staff of the Representative Church Body and we are grateful for their assistance. Where no or partial lists were available staff of the Women's History Project compiled an outline list. Due to time constraints not all items in this repository were examined individually.