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Provident Society for Employing the Poor minutes


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, PA. 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. According to the final minute in the minute book, the decision was made to end it that year because it was the organization's hundred anniversary year, and remaining funds were to be distributed to similiar organizations.

This collection contains one volume of minutes from the Provident Society for Employing the Poor. It includes minutes, which are comprised of financial decisions and nominations. It also includes loose letters in the back, which mostly relate to the resolution to dissolve the organization in 1924. It also includes drafts of announcements, typed treasurer reports, and other correspondence.

Exact acquisition unknown. Was removed from MC 1008 at some unknown date.

Processed by Mary A. Crauderueff; completed December 2015.

Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections
Finding Aid Author
Mary A. Crauderueff
Finding Aid Date
December 2015
Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).

Collection Inventory

Archival Resource Key. Minutes, 1885-1924.
Volume 1

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