First Annual Report of the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice

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Title

First Annual Report of the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice

Description

The first annual report of the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice includes information about the Society’s incorporation, mission, and statistics about crime in New York in 1874.

"This Institution was forced into existence by the enormity and the insidiousness of the evil it is intended to counteract." (p.3) 

Among the numerous statistics reported (p.5): 

Number of arrests
Amounts of fines imposed
Books seized and destroyed
Bad pictures and photographs destroyed
Articles for immoral purposes
Indecent playing cards destroyed
Boxes of pills and powders used by abortionists, destroyed
Immoral circulars, catalogues, poems, and songs, destroyed

Officers for 1875

President:  Charles E. Whitehead
Vice Presidents: D.H. Cochran, A.S. Barnes, Samuel Colgate
Secretary and General Agent: Anthony Comstock.
Treasurer: John Paton
Executive Committee: J. M. Stevenson, J. M. Cornell, J. F. Wyckoff, W. F. Lee, Henry R. Jones, E.M. Kingsley, H.F. Simmons

Creator

New York Society for the Suppression of Vice

Source

Date

1875 February 11

Contributor

Simmons College Library

Rights

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Citation

New York Society for the Suppression of Vice, “First Annual Report of the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice,” Social Welfare History Image Portal, accessed December 14, 2017, http://images.socialwelfare.library.vcu.edu/items/show/184.