Magdalen Society of Philadelphia minutes of the board of managers, 1825-1838

The Magdalen Society of Philadelphia was founded in 1800 by concerned citizens and members of the Quaker, Episcopal, and Presbyterian clergies in order to provide asylum for prostitutes and "wayward" women. The board of managers meeting minutes offer a glimpse inside the administrative act...

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Main Author: Magdalen Society of Philadelphia (Creator)
Collection:Magdalen Society of Philadelphia Records (#2016)
Date:1825-02-08/1838-02-04
Dimensions:20.0 x 32.5 cm
Extent:227 pages
Location:N 21st and Race St Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States
Call Number:2016
Volume Number:Volume 7
Format: Electronic
Language:English
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Summary: The Magdalen Society of Philadelphia was founded in 1800 by concerned citizens and members of the Quaker, Episcopal, and Presbyterian clergies in order to provide asylum for prostitutes and "wayward" women. The board of managers meeting minutes offer a glimpse inside the administrative activities and composition of the Magdalen Society. They report developments in the Society's sundry committees, finances, bylaws, and occupants. The minutes also shed light on the convictions of the all-male board.