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

Case 3979

Case number: 3979
Application year: 1893




Year of birth: 1892
Home: St Chad's Home For Girls, Far Headingley


A. was illegitimate. Her father was a member of Buffalo Bill's Travelling Show, but he went back to America. A's mother followed the show to London to try to find the father, and ended up "sinking deeper into shame as a means of getting a living for herself and her child". A. went into the Far Headingley Home in Leeds in October 1893.

Keywords: Abandonment; Employment; Illegitimacy; Poverty; Prostitution

Items: 1. Application to Waifs and Strays' Society c. October 1893

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