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Case 3695

Case number: 3695
Application year: 1893

A (E)



Year of birth: 1880
Home: Arnold Grove Home For Girls


E. went in to the care of the Waifs and Strays' Society when she was 12 because she was considered to be "in danger", although it is not stated why. ["In danger" was often used as a euphemism for being at risk of sexual abuse, or being led into prostitution.] She went to the Arnold Grove Home near Nottingham in June 1893. In June 1897 she went into service. The file contains some interesting correspondence regarding the practice of servants repaying money to their employers to cover the cost of their uniforms. This often meant they had to pay back more than a year's wages.

Keywords: Abuse; Employment; Prostitution

Items: 1. Application to Waifs and Strays' Society 29 May 1893
2. Letter from Edward Rudolf to Mr. Fowle 4 March c.1898
3. Copy of letter from E's mother 17 March 1898
4. Letter from E's employer 19 March 1898
5. Letter from E's employer 23 March 1898
6. Letter from Miss Faulkner 27 March 1898
7. Copies of letters to Miss Faulkner and E's employer 28 March 1898
8. Letter from E's employer 30 March 1898
9. Letter from E. 14 November 1902

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