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HANWAY, JONAS (1712–1786)
THE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE MAGDALEN-CHARITY, with Instructions to the Women who are admitted and Prayers for their Use.
London. W. Faden for the Charity; 1769. Small octavo 6 3/4 x 4 1/4 inches, full period calf with the original red leather lettering label and small flower tools in compartments. Frontispiece, vii, ix, 137 pages. Complete and in good condition. The fourth edition, only 6 copies listed on Worldcat, scarce. The first Magdalen institution, Magdalen Hospital for the Reception of Penitent Prostitutes and fallen women, was founded in late 1758 in Whitechapel, London by Robert Dingley, a silk merchant, Jonas Hanway and John Fielding. The women worked at services and crafts to help provide financial support for the house. They were also given a small sum of money for their work. Additional income was generated by promoting the house as a tourist attraction for the upper classes. The writer of this book was Jonas Hanway 1712-1786- traveller and indefatigable philanthropist, he helped found the Magdalen Charity for Fallen Women, incorporated in 1769 when it moved into a new building in St George's Fields. This volume contains a list of subscribers for the building of a New Magdalen House and an old hand has pencilled in the total donations raised of £37881, 3 shillings and 6 pence. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Charles Russell, ABA, ILAB, est 1978 [cirencester, United Kingdom]
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