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Case 3628

Case number: 3628
Application year: 1893




Year of birth: 1884
Home: Dulwich Home For Girls


A's father was an alcoholic and of a violent disposition. He hit his wife and children, and at one time attempted suicide. Four weeks prior to the application to the Waifs and Strays' Society he tried to cut his wife's throat. He was subsequenlty sentenced to three years in prison. A. went to the Lampson Home in Dulwich in May 1893. She returned to live with her family in December following a letter from her brother.

Keywords: Abuse; Alcohol abuse; Crime; Mental health; Murder; Prison; Suicide

Items: 1. Application to Waifs and Strays' Society 27 March 1893
2. Letter from A's brother 30 November 1893

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