Hidden Lives Revealed. A virtual archive - children in care 1881-1981 * Image of handwritten text

Case 49

Case number: 49
Application year: 1882




Year of birth: 1875
Home: Foster Care


A. was an orphan. Her father, a platemaker with the North London Railway, was killed on the railway in March 1882. In May the same year her mother died of tuberculosis. A. went into the Kilburn Orphanage in June 1882. In March 1884 a lady wrote to the orphanage seeking an eight or nine year old child who could be sent to South Africa as a servant. There is no evidence that A. or any other child was sent.

Keywords: Child labour; Employment

Items: 1. Application to Waifs and Strays' Society 3 June 1882
2. An agreement to place A. in the care of the Society 7 June 1882
3. Letter from Mrs Ogilvie 20 March 1884
4. Letter from S.E. Hunt 24 March 1884

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