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Case 1047

Case number: 1047
Application year: 1887
Name:

B

Gender:

Female

Year of birth: 1872
Home: Fareham Home For Girls

Description:

B. was living in a Workhouse with her alcoholic father at the time the application to the Waifs and Strays' Society was made. Her mother died in 1884, and her family could not look after her properly. She was considered to be in "great danger" as she was "was wandering about the streets all day" and dancing in a pub. She was sent to Miss Gitten's Girls Industrial Home, Fareham, Hampshire. In 1889 she went to work as a nurse, but was returned to Fareham as her conduct was "altogether disreputable". B. had several posts working in laundries but in 1891 she ran away from her job and went to live with her step-sister. B. later wrote a letter asking for a character reference.


Keywords: Alcohol abuse; Behaviour; Employment; Running away; Workhouses

Items: 1. Application to Waifs and Strays' Society 2 June 1887
2. Letter from Mrs H. 1 June 1887
3. Letter regarding B's travel to the home 13 June 1887
4. Letter from A. L. Lee c. 1887
5. Letter from Miss Gittens, Industrial Home, Fareham 23 June 1889
6. Letter from Miss Gittens, Industrial Home, Fareham 14 July 1889
7. Letter from Miss Gittens, Industrial Home, Fareham 5 November 1889
8. Letter from Miss Gittens, Industrial Home, Fareham 26 February 1890
9. Letter from Miss Gittens, Industrial Home, Fareham 1 March 1890
10. Note concerning returned casefile 13 May 1890
11. Letter from Miss Gittens, Industrial Home, Fareham 18 May 1890
12. Letter from B. c. 27 November 1891




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