Magdalen Society of Philadelphia minutes of the board of managers, 1838-1850

Image 16221 2016 v8 0004 lg
Date created 1838-02-24 - 1850-02-12
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 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 249 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 16221

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Contributing institution Historical Society of Pennsylvania
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