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

Case 1180

Case number: 1180
Application year: 1887




Year of birth: 1872
Home: Fareham Home For Girls


R. was born with only one arm. She lived with her father who was a retired Royal Arsenal marine. Her mother had run off with a young man. R's behaviour was becoming wild, and her father was keen to have her put into a home for training. She went to Fareham Industrial Home in Hampshire in December 1887, but was removed from the home by her father in January 1888.

Keywords: Abandonment; Behaviour; Disability; Industrial schools

Items: 1. Application to Waifs and Strays' Society 2 December 1887
2. Letter to Revd H.R. Baker St. Michaels' Vicarage 7 December 1887
3. Letter from I. 12 December 1887
4. Letter from Revd H.R. Baker St. Michaels' Vicarage 12 December 1887

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