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Case 175

Case number: 175
Application year: 1883




Year of birth: 1871
Home: Dulwich Home For Girls; Fareham Home For Girls


A's mother deserted her family about 1880. A's father, a costermonger, was out at work all day and could not look after her. They lived in a rough part of Marylebone in London. A. went into the Sloane Street Industrial School for Girls in July 1883. This home was not run by the Waifs and Strays' Society. A. transferred to the Dulwich Home in February 1885 and to the Fareham Home in Hampshire in October 1885.

Keywords: Abandonment; Complaints; Employment; Industrial schools; School

Items: 1. Application to Waifs and Strays' Society 16 June 1883
2. Letter from Miss H. 22 July 1887
3. Memo from Revd Edward Rudolf 25 July 1887
4. Letter from Fareham Home 25 July 1887
5. Memo from Revd Edward Rudolf to Fareham Home 9 August 1887

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