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Provident Society for Employing the Poor account book


Held at: Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections [Contact Us]370 Lancaster Ave, Haverford, PA 19041

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The Provident Society for Employing the Poor was founded in 1824 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Its purpose was to "assist and encourage deserving poor widoes and mothers of dependent chidlren, by giving them employment in sewing during the later weeks of the winter, when their wants are most pressing, from the exhaustion of their slender supplies." The organization was dissolved in 1924. The decision was made to end it that year because it was the organization's 100th year, and remaining funds were to be distributed to similiar organizations.

This collection is comprised of the single volume Treasurer's account book for the Provident Society for Employing the Poor. The volume records deposits, withdrawals for payments, and account balances for the accounts of the Provident Society for Employing the Poor. The inside cover includes a description of the duties of the Treasurer for the Society, and lists of the board of managers of the Society for different years.


Processed by Kara Flynn; completed November, 2015.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Kara Flynn
Finding Aid Date
November, 2015
Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

Collection Inventory

Archival Resource Key. Account book, 1824-1925.
Volume 1

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