Magdalen Society of Philadelphia minutes of the board of managers, 1825-1838

Date created 1825-02-08 - 1838-02-04
Creator Magdalen Society of Philadelphia

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 board of managers meeting minutes offer a glimpse inside the administrative activities and composition of the Magdalen Society. They report developments in the Society's sundry committees, finances, bylaws, and occupants. The minutes also shed light on the convictions of the all-male board.

Size 227 pages
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 16220

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Contributing institution Historical Society of Pennsylvania
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