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Case 67

Case number: 67
Application year: 1882




Year of birth: 1874
Home: Clapton Home For Boys


E's father was a compositor with a print firm. He died in 1880. E's mother, a charwoman, was an alcoholic. The six children were poorly fed and clothed. Their mother pawned clothing that was given to them. E. went into the Clapton Home in August 1882. In 1887 he was taken on as an apprentice carpenter. The apprenticeship indenture document describing the conditions of the apprenticeship, wages, etc. is on the file.

Keywords: Alcohol abuse; Employment; Neglect; Clothing

Items: 1. Application to Waifs and Strays' Society 18 July 1882
2. Agreement for E. go into the care of the Society 3 August 1882
3. Apprenticeship indenture agreement 29 September 1887
4. Memorandum from Ministry of Health 31 October 1939

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