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Case 4215

Case number: 4215
Application year: 1894




Year of birth: 1881
Home: Clarendon House Home For Girls, Hull; St Mary's Home For Girls, Cheam; St Saviour's Home For Girls, Shrewsbury


R.'s father served as a soldier in India for 12 years. When he returned to England he was mentally ill. He had an incestuous relationship with his sister and they had five children together, including R. He treated his family cruelly. At one point R.'s mother had a mental breakdown and spent time in an asylum. R. was accepted into the care of the Society in March 1894 and lived at several of its homes.

Keywords: Abuse; Illegitimacy; Mental health

Items: 1. Application to Waifs and Strays' Society 26 February 1894
2. Letter from Mrs Furley, Clarendon House Home 24 March 1894
3. Letter from R.'s case supervisor 29 March 1894
4. Letter from Revd J. Grosvenor Monro to Edward Rudolf 31 March 1894
5. Letter from Sister-in-Charge, St Mary's Home 22 May 1896
6. Letter from Miss Butler, St Saviour's Home 10 June 1896
7. Letter from W. Neale to Miss Butler, St Saviour's Home 13 June 1896
8. Letter from Sister-in-Charge, St Mary's Home to Miss Butler, St Saviour's Home 15 June 1896

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