Magdalen Society of Philadelphia matron's diary, 1912-1916

Date created 1912-02-01 - 1916-01-31
Creator Magdalen Society of Philadelphia

The matron's diary was maintained throughout the late nineteenth and early twentieth century while the Society was under the auspices of Elizabeth Freeberger. The manuscripts reveal the day to day happenings of the Society, including admission and dismissal information and stories about the women who lived in the house. They also detail the matrons' education strategies and approaches to reforming the inmates through work and prayer. Pages 19 and 20 are missing in this volume.

Size 320 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 | Diaries
Geographical location Philadelphia (Pa.) | N 21st and Race St Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Language English
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Local identifier 16207

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Contributing institution Historical Society of Pennsylvania
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