Magdalen Society of Philadelphia minutes of annual meetings, 1800-1824

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Date created 1800-02-08 - 1824-05-25
Creator Magdalen Society of Philadelphia
Description

The Magdalen Society of Philadelphia was founded in 1800 by concerned citizens and members of the Quaker, Episcopal, and Presbyterian clergies in order to provide asylum for prostitutes and "wayward" women. The annual meeting meeting minutes offer a glimpse inside the administrative and operative activities of the Magdalen Society. They report developments in the Society's sundry committees, finances, bylaws, and occupants. Pages 301 to 346 of this volume are blank.

Size 346 pages
Type text
Subjects House of the Good Shepherd (Philadelphia, Pa.) | House of Refuge (Philadelphia, Pa.) | Magdalen Society (Philadelphia, Pa.) | White, William, 1748-1836 | Charities--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia | Children--Institutional care | Evangelicalism | Institutional care | Juvenile delinquency | Poor women | Prostitution | Women--Institutional care | Minutes (Records) | Records (Documents)
Geographical location Philadelphia (Pa.) | N 21st and Race St Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Language English
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Local identifier 16214
Collection

Magdalen Society of Philadelphia Records (2016) (explore contents)

Contributing institution Historical Society of Pennsylvania
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