Magdalen Society of Philadelphia matron's diary, 1829-1834

The matron's diary was maintained primarily throughout the late nineteenth and early twentieth century while the Society was under the auspices of Elizabeth Freeberger. The manuscripts reveal the day to day happenings of the Society, including admission and dismissal information and stories abou...

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Main Author: Magdalen Society of Philadelphia (Creator)
Collection:Magdalen Society of Philadelphia Records (#2016)
Date:1829-02-02/1835-01-05
Dimensions:20.0 x 32.0 cm
Extent:138 pages
Location:N 21st and Race St Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States
Call Number:2016
Volume Number:Volume 20
Format: Electronic
Language:English
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Copyright:Please contact Historical Society of Pennsylvania Rights and Reproductions (rnr@hsp.org)
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Summary: The matron's diary was maintained primarily throughout the late nineteenth and early twentieth century while the Society was under the auspices of Elizabeth Freeberger. The manuscripts reveal the day to day happenings of the Society, including admission and dismissal information and stories about the women who lived in the house. They also detail the matrons' education strategies and approaches to reforming the inmates through work and prayer.