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see also Childhood - Children's Homes

see also Education - Education for the Poor

see also Housing - Housing of the Poor

see also London : a Pilgrimage

see also Religion - Missions

for a useful List of Charities - see under 'Charities' below


Charities (excluding childrens')

Association for Organising Charitable Relief and Repressing Mendicity

Association for Promoting the General Welfare of the Blind

'Asylum for the Houseless Poor'

Asylum for Destitute Sailors

Battersea Dogs Home

Baylis's cook-shop

Benevolent Institution for the Relief of Aged and Infirm Journeymen Tailors

British and Foreign Sailors' Society

British and Foreign School Society

Cabmen's Shelters Fund

Central Servants' Home and Registry

Charity for the Houseless Poor

Church of England Young Men's Society (1) (2)

classification of charities (Mayhew)

'The City Inquest for the Poor'

Costers' Mission, Golden Lane (1) (2)

Cow-cross Mission

Discharged Prisoners' Aid Society

Factory Girls Mission

Female Preventive and Reformatory Institution

Female Refuge for the Destitute

Field Lane Refuge

Green's Home 

Guardian Society Asylum

Home for Convalescents

Home for Friendless Young Women of Good Character

Home for Lost and Starving Dogs

Homes for Working Girls in London

'House of Charity', Greek St.

Houses of Refuge for the Destitute Poor

Institution for the Houseless Poor (aka Refuge for the Destitute and Houseless Poor, Whitecross Street)

King Street Mission Hall

list of Charities

list of Friendly and Benevolent Societies

list of Philanthropic Societies

Labour House for Destitute Youths

Ladies Sanitary Association

'London Charities'

London City Mission

London Cottage Mission

London Female Penitentiary (1) (2)

London Society for Teaching the Blind to Read

Mariners' Friend Society

Medland Hall

Mendicity Society

Metropolitan Association for Improving the Dwellings of the Industrious Classes

Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association

Missions to Seamen

Montagu Williams' 'Clothing Depot'

Newport Market Refuge (1) (2)

Order of St. John of Jerusalem

Parochial Mission Women's Association

problems with charity 

pro forma letters requesting charity

raffles (amongst costermongers)

Raine's Charities 

Refuge for the Houseless Poor see Institution for the Houseless ... above

Royal Humane Society

Royal Literary Fund

Royal Maternity Charity

Royal National Life-Boat Institution

Sailors Church (from ILN, 1843)

Sailors' Home

St. Katherine's Hospital

Salvation Army

Scottish Hospital

Seamen's Christian Friendly Society 

'Sick Kitchen'

Society for Improving the Condition of the Labouring Classes

Society for the Preservation of Life from Fire 

Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge

Society for the Relief of Distress

Society for the Rescue of Young Women and Children

Society for the Suppression of Mendicity (1) (2)

Society for the Suppression of Vice

soup kitchens (1) (2)

South London Night Refuge

supper for thieves, Deptford

Surgical Aid Society

The St. Marylebone Female Protection Society

Thames Church Mission

Theatrical Funds

YMCA (Young Men's Christian Assoc) (1) (2)

YWCA (Young Women's Christian Assoc.)

Charity Events and Activities

a 'Charity Bazaar'

a 'Charity Dinner' (1) (2)

Charity Organisation Society (1) (2)

'Charitable Gambling'



pro forma letters requesting charity

raffles (amongst costermongers)

tickets to the poor

Childrens' Charities

Adult Orphan Institution

Alexandra Orphanage

Arethusa Training Ship

Asylum for Female Orphans


Benevolent Society of St. Patrick

Chichester Training Ship (1) (2)

Cornwall Training Ship 

Deaf and Dumb Asylum

Destitute Children's Dinner Society

Dr. Stephenson's Children's Home

Exmouth Training Ship  

Female Orphan Asylum

Field Lane Refuge

free dinners 

Freemasons School and Asylum for Female Orphans

Girls' Refuge

Infant Home

Infant Orphan Asylum

list of some orphanages

London Orphan Asylum

Marine Society

Merchant Seamen's Orphan Asylum

National Society

Newport Market Refuge (1) (2)

Orphan Working School

Philanthropic Society

Princess of Wales' Jubilee Fund

Ragged Schools

Refuge for Homeless and Destitute Children

Rescue of Young Children Reformatory and Refuge Union

Royal Caledonian Asylum

Royal Literary Fund

Royal Military Asylum

St. Andrew's Home and Club for Working Boys

St. George's and St. Giles's Refuge

Society for the Prevention of Juvenile Prostitution

Soldiers' Daughters' Home

Spurgeon's Orphanage, see Stockwell Orphanage below

Stockwell Orphanage

training ships

Waifs and Strays' Society (now Children's Society)

Woodhouse, Wanstead

Worcester Training Ship