Magdalen Society of Philadelphia matron's diary, 1881-1885

Item

Title

Magdalen Society of Philadelphia matron's diary, 1881-1885

Description

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.

Identifier

16201

Type

text

Creator

Magdalen Society of Philadelphia

Date Created

1881-07-06 - 1885-04-14

Format

Manuscript

Is Part Of

Magdalen Society of Philadelphia Records (2016)

Spatial Coverage

N 21st and Race St Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Subject

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

Extent

257 pages

Language

eng

Rights

Rights assessment is your responsibility. This material is made available for noncommercial educational scholarly and/or charitable purposes. For other uses or for more information please contact The Historical Society of Pennsylvania’s Rights and Reproductions department at rnr@hsp.org.

Item sets

16201.pdf

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