Hidden Lives Revealed. A virtual archive - children in care 1881-1981 * Image of handwritten text

Case 10

Case number: 10
Application year: 1882




Year of birth: 1873
Home: Dulwich Home For Girls; Fareham Home For Girls


In a thick fog in January 1882 M's father, a lighterman (a boatman), fell between two barges and drowned. There were seven children and their mother could not afford to look after them all. M. went into the Dulwich Home in February 1882. In May 1882 she was boarded out with a family in Dunstable. In April 1886 M. stole money and other items and was sent to the Industrial Home at Fareham. In April 1888 she went into service.

Keywords: Behaviour; Employment; Foster care; Industrial schools

Items: 1. Application to Waifs and Strays' Society 24 February 1882
2. Agreement for M. to go into the Society's care c. February 1882
3. Letter from Mr D. 2 March 1882
4. Letter from Miss Clark 12 April 1882
5. Receipt for 5/6 c. 12 April 1882

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