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Case 6232

Case number: 6232
Application year: 1897




Year of birth: 1887
Home: Rochdale Home For Boys


P's father had worked as a Chemist and Druggist. The family had gone to the United States of America and P. had attended school in Chicago. Unfortunately the father died and P's mother returned to Salford with several of her children. She was not working at the time of the application but hoped to get into service. P's health was generally good but the doctor who examined him for the Society felt that he was backward for his age. The boy was admitted to the Rochdale Home on 8 December 1897. He remained there until 8 October 1902 when he went to work on a farm.

Keywords: Employment; Health

Items: 1. Application to Waifs and Strays' Society 17 November 1897
2. Medical certificate 17 November 1897
3. Note of P's acceptance for the Rochdale Home 26 November 1897
4. Notice of discharge 20 November 1902

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