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Olive M. Johnson to Eugène Humbert, Mar. 15, 1933

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Title

Olive M. Johnson to Eugène Humbert, Mar. 15, 1933

Subject

Humbert, Eugène
How-Martyn, Edith
Birth Control International Information Centre
Malthusian League (British)
Green, Susanna
Johnson, Olive M.
Drysdale, Charles Vickery

Creator

Johnson, Olive M.

Source

International Institute for Social History

Date

1933-03-15

Contributor

Katz, Esther (metadata)
Collens, Jackie (transcription)

Rights

A good faith effort was made to identify the rights holder. Please contact the BCI if you have any information on the rights holder.

Format

JPG

Language

English

Type

Letter

Coverage

London, England

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Text

The Editor,
La Grande Rèfore,
14, Rue de la Duè,
Paris XX.

15th. March 1933.

Dear Sir,

Mrs. How-Martyn and I read with much pleasure your paper, which we get through the kindness of Miss S. Green. I worked for many years with Dr. C. V. Drysdale in the Malthusian League, which, as you know, was the pioneer birth control society, not only in this country, but in the world. Mrs. How-Martyn was also a member and enthusiastic birth control worker, and since the League suspended its active propaganda (though its Council still meets periodically) she has organised this Information Centre, and we think you would like to know a little of the work here.

Our work is to a certain extent a continuation of the international activities of the Malthusian League. We get into touch with birth control workers in all parts of the world, and help them in any way we can with information about the progress of the movement in this and in other countries. We put them into communication with people who can be of use to them, and if they visit England we do all we can to make their visit profitable as well as pleasant, and show them as much as possible of the work here, and especially the work of the birth control clinics, where, if they are medical people and desire it, they can be trained in contraceptive technique.

We are sending you some of our literature, under separate cover, and are including also a copy of the latest Report of the Society for the Provision of Birth Control