SIXTH ANNUAL REPORT Of The HOUSE Of REFUGE Of PHILADELPHIA. With Appendix
first edition Original pale blue printed wrappers, stab sewn
1834 · Philadelphia
by Sergeant, John - President
Philadelphia: Published by Order of the Contributers. J. Harding, Printer, 1834. 1st edition thus. Not in American Imprints (though see 40049 for the 1st report of 1829). Original pale blue printed wrappers, stab sewn. The paper of 2 gatherings very brown. Gather 4 crudely opened at top. Rear wrapper soiled & creased. Withal, a VG copy.. 40 pp. 8vo, in 4s. 9" x 5-1/2"
The "House" began operations in 1829, and continued its charitable & reformatory works until [our research indicates] 1911. Of note in this report are the numerous case histories, as well as letters from individuals with whom the indigent men, women & children were 'placed'. A valuable record for anyone conducting research into the attributes & efficacy of charity/reform organizations. (Inventory #: 27200)