The FOURTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT Of The HOUSE Of REFUGE Of PHILADELPHIA. With An Appendix
Original pale blue printed wrappers, stab sewn
1842 · Philadelphia
by Henry, Alexander - President
Philadelphia: Published by Order of the Contributers. E. G. Dorsey, Printer, Library Street, 1842. 1st thus. American Imprints 42-4020 (which incorrectly states 8 pp of text). Original pale blue printed wrappers, stab sewn. Light soiling & wear to wrappers. Faint browning & staining to paper. A VG+ copy.. 31,  pp. Last page a blank. 8vo, in 4s. 8-5/8" x 5-1/4"
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 letters (13 pp) 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 #: 27201)