The TWENTY-SIXTH ANNUAL REPORT Of The BOARD Of MANAGERS Of The HOUSE Of REFUGE. With An Appendix
1854 · Philadelphia
by Earp, Thomas, - Vice President
Philadelphia: Published by Order of the Contributers. T. K. and P. G. Collins, Printers, 1854. 1st thus. Disbound. VG (1 cm triangular hole in leaf with list of contributers/occasional short tear along edge fold lines of 'Plan').. 40 pp. 2 folding frontispieces. Fold-out plans of the 'House of Refuge.' 8vo. 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 #: 27395)