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Case 186

Case number: 186
Application year: 1883




Year of birth: 1872
Home: Dulwich Home For Girls


H's mother ran off with another man in 1879, following an incident in which she and the man had been charged with drunkenness and indecency. H. lived with her father who was a wire worker. As he was nearly blind, H. went into the Dulwich Home. H's mother was considered to be immoral and her father was concerned that she should not see the children while they were in the Home.

Keywords: Abandonment; Alcohol abuse; Crime; Custody; Disability

Items: 1. Application to Waifs and Strays' Society 27 July 1883
2. Doctors note for H's father 1 December 1883
3. Agreement for H. to be in the Society's care 13 June 1884
4. Statement by H's father 17 November 1884
5. Half-yearly report 1 December 1886

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