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Poor Relief and Charity, 1869-1945: The London Charity by R. Humphreys

By R. Humphreys

This quantity demanding situations many greatly held ideals concerning the efficacy of the London Charity corporation Society. The Charity corporation Society remains to be used as an institutional version of the alleged merits of voluntarism over country advantages. terrible reduction and Charity 1869-1945 exposes the deceptive nature of lots of its claims. It explains why the service provider was once refrained from via different charities, handled with suspicion by means of parish clergy, ignored through terrible legislation guardians, and obvious as little diverse from the stigmatized negative legislations by means of these in desire.

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WOOD, ESQ W. P. J. RIBTON TURNER, ESQ Assistant Organising Secretary – H. HOWGROVE GRAHAM, ESQ Bankers – MESSRS COUTTS & CO, 59 Strand, WC ***The Chairman and Hon Secs of each District Committee are ex-officio Members of the Council and Whitechapel. Ribton Turner acknowledged the great difficulty of establishing COS Committees where there were large numbers of poor and a ‘small number of residents with time to spare’. The Rev. S. Bardsley, Vicar of Christ Church, Spitalfields, supported the idea because of the ‘compelling need’ for stricter investigation to root out crooked charitable bodies.

21 His appointment was confirmed rapidly. Ribton Turner contributed much of the energy and administrative skill needed to create the COS District Committee network across London. The difficulties of funding and of recruiting COS supporters in poorer parts of London is illustrated by the sizeable amount of Council time given to debating the problems of the Kilburn Committee during 1871. The central COS Administrative Committee advised their Council that ‘while fully recognising the zeal and energy with which the affairs of the Kilburn Committee had been conducted by Col Strange’ they should not assist in paying Kilburn Committee’s debts.

Ribton Turner, letter to COReview (April 1892), pp. 122–3. 12. Editorial Note, COReview (May 1892), p. 190. 13. ‘The Origin of the London Charity Organisation Society’, COReview (October–November 1892), pp. 61 14. S’. COReview (February 1893), pp. 62 15. 63 The chapter that follows will examine how London COS quickly spread itself across the metropolis and how, within the space of a couple of years, a district office network was established to remain its modus operandi for generations. In later chapters, discussion centres on how the charity organization concept, spawned in London, took root in the provinces and overseas.

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