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Welfare and orphanages ephemera. Box 1.

  • Ephemera

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Box file containing items of ephemera in acid free sleeves. Includes a poem, 'The miner's petition, from West Bromwich' about support for familes of dead or disabled miners (18th century), a personal plea for funds (ca. 1800?), a leaflet about insurance and the Norwich Union (ca.1817?), a resolution to fund a schol for the British poor in Boulogne (1835), a quote from the Preston Guardian about missionary societies' expenditure (1849?), a leaflet about the Macclesfield Subscription Library (1858), Kent Mendicity Society, solicitation for votes for Harry Aubrey Sykes (tubercular hip joint disease) to be admitted to the Royal Hospital for Incurables in Putney, The Church of England Incorporated Society for Providing Homes for Waifs and Strays (the Children's Union, 1896, 1908), Maldon Union ticket for permanent medical list (1900), and others focusing on state welfare benefits, Benefits Agency, Dept. of Social Security ("Going into hospital", carers), a self-certification sickness form (1991), social security benefit rates (1988), Dept. of Health (milk tokens), Dept. of Health and Social security (fostering and adopting children, 1987), Child Benefit Centre in Newcastle, charities providing welfare, orphanages, Dr. Barnardo's (1908), Boots, Carers National Association, Camden (income support and baby costs), Islington (benefit rates), Lewisham (disablement allowance), National Council for One Parent Families, Field Lane refuges & Ragged Schools (1897? - housing for the homeless poor in London - with an advert for Dr. J. Collis Browne's Chlorodyne), the Refuge for Homeless and Destitute Boys (Great Queen Street, Lincoln's Inn, London - 1866?), Association of Providence for the Protection of Orphan & Homeless, Destitute Boys (20 Soho Street), Royal Female Orphan Asylum (1898 - Beddington, Surrey), The Cripples' Home and Industrial School for Girls (17A Marylebone Road, London - 1898), Society of Good Companions (1934), Macclesfield Union (1868), an orphanage in Clichy, France (1900), Thorne Union Workhouse (near Doncaster, 1918), Shaftesbury Homes and Arethusa training ship (1930), Metropolitan Poor Children's Welfare Centres (1930), Railway Servants' Orphanage, Derby, National Children's Hospitals, National Children's Home and Orphanage (1920s?), health benefits of sunshine, Royal Wanstead School (Royal Infant Orphanage, Wanstead, 1939), Istituto delle Sorelle dei Poveri di Santa Caterina da Siena (Bologna, 1909), Shelter and CHAR (housing campaign for single people), Maldon Union (Essex), South London Mission 1934 Christmas appeal leaflet, sickness and industrial injury benefits (Ministry of Health, 1963), Welfare Food Scheme (Dept. of Health, 1993), Lottery ticket for "enfants pauvres, infirmes et incurables" (19th century?), Field Lane Refuges & Ragged Schools (Vine Street, Clerkenwell, London, 1898).

Physical description

1 box ; 34 x 33 cm.


  • English


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