COLLECTION GUIDES

1827-1834

Guide to the Collection

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Representative digitized documents from this collection:

Restrictions on Access

Use of the originals is restricted. This collection is available as color digital facsimiles (see links below). Black and white microfilm is also available for use in the library.


Collection Summary

Abstract

This collection consists of monthly reports of the trustees of the Society for the Employment of the Female Poor, Boston, Mass., 1827-1834.

Historical Sketch

The Society for the Employment of the Female Poor was an organization, run by women, that employed poor women in Boston, Mass. through its operation of a house which provided washing, ironing, and sewing services by order and created garments for sale. The house also had a schoolroom.

Collection Description

This collection consists of monthly reports of the trustees of the Society for the Employment of the Female Poor, kept from Dec. 1827-Apr. 1834. The reports contain financial statements and narrative descriptions of the society's activities.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Philip P. Chase, Nov. 1965.

Restrictions on Access

Use of the originals is restricted. This collection is available as color digital facsimiles (see links below). Black and white microfilm is also available for use in the library.

Other Formats

The collection is also available on microfilm, P-816, 1 reel.

Preferred Citation

Society for the Employment of the Female Poor trustees' reports, Massachusetts Historical Society.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in ABIGAIL, the online catalog of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Researchers desiring materials about related persons, organizations, or subjects should search the catalog using these headings.

Subjects:

Charities--Massachusetts--Boston.
Poor women--Massachusetts--Boston.
Women--Employment.
Women--Massachusetts--Boston.
Women--Societies and clubs.
Women in charitable work.
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