The Annual Reports
If you want to know how the Waifs and Strays' Society grew in its earliest years, the best source of information is the Annual Reports. The Reports would detail the building and development of the Society's homes, and the often precarious state of the Society's finances. As well as being the place to find out about the Society's corporate organisation, the earliest Reports would often also summarise all the cases of all the children in the Society's care.
You can browse through the publications below :-
N.B. These publications are of a high resolution, with average file sizes of 200K.