Victorian London - Charities - Herbert Fry's Royal Guide to the London Charities, edited by John Lane, 1917

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This data is taken from Herbert Fry's Royal Guide to the London Charities from 1917.

It is in the following format, as appears in the book:-

Name of Institution ;  When Founded  ;  Where now Situate and Address of the Office  ; Objects of Information

Anyone wishing to see additionally Year's Receipts Last Reported and No. of Persons Benefited Last Year for each institution should download the tab-delimited spreadsheet version of this document and open in Excel or other spreadsheet package -
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The final two columns in the original book Where, when and how Application for Aid or Information is to be made and Chief Officials have not been digitised.

Note that the alphabetical order used in the book, reproduced below, is unpredictable ... I suggest using Edit - Find (CTRL+F) to search for individual charities by keyword. For example, the book gives:-

Anti-Vivisection Society, The London and Provincial

rather than 

London and Provincial Anti-Vivisection Society, The

Herbert Fry's Royal Guide to the London Charities

Edited by John Lane

The First London Annual Charity Guide


Chatto & Windus, 111, St. Martin's Lane, 1917


Actors' Benevolent Fund; 1882; 8, Adam Street, Strand, W.C.; to assist distressed members of the theatrical profession, their wives and children.

Aged and Destitute Governesses' Fund; 1887; 58, Somerleyton Rd., Brixton, S.W. (address of Sec.); Providing yearly grants of £20 to Destitute Governesses

Aged Pilgrims' Homes; 1835 Camberwell, 1871 Hornsey Rise, 1879 Stamford Hill, 1884 Brighton; --; For the residence of pensioners of the Aged Pilgrims' Friend Society

Aged Pilgrims Friend Society; 1807; 19, Ludgate Hill, London, E.C.; To provide pensions of five, seven, and ten guineas per ann. for the aged Protestant Christian poor.

Agricultural - Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution; 1860; 8, Waterloo Place, Pall Mall, S.W.; For the relief of destitute and retired Farmers, of not less than 65 years of age, or if disabled, of 50 years; their wives, widows, and unmarried orphan daughters of not less than 65 years; by pensions of £20 to £40 per annum.

Alleyn's College of God's Gift. Divided in 1882 into two departments - one for the management of the Estates and the Eleemosynary Branch, the other for the Educational Branch of the Charity, with separate Governing Bodies for each.; 1619; recon. 1857 and 1882; Dulwich, S.E.; Comprises 1. Dulwich Coll. (660 boys): Fees £24 or £27 per annum and an entrance fee of £1. 2. Alleyn's Sch. (610 boys); Fees, £11 10s. per annum and an entrance fee of £1. 3. Almshouses and allowances for 16 Almspeople and 25 Out-pensioners. The charitable benefits are restricted to persons belonging to the parishes of St. Saviour, Southwark, St. Luke, Middlesex, St. Botolph, Bishopsgate Without, and St. Giles, Camberwell.

All Hallows Girls' Home See Working Girls' Homes

All Saints Boys' Orphanage; 1877; Granville Park, Lewisham, S.E.; Trains and provides for orphan boys from 6 to 14 years old, upon part payment; a few cases admitted free.

All Saints' Convalescent Hospital for Adults and Hospital for Children; 1864; Eastbourne. Office, 83 Margaret St., London, W.; To receive invalids, men and women, to whom change of air is essential for recovery, and children who may still require nursing or surgical attendance. Lads of 14 and 15 and persons over 65 years of age ineligible.


All Saints' Home - A Sisterhood otherwise named "The Sisters of the Poor."; 1851; 82, Margaret St., Cavendish Sq., W.; Mission Work; the visiting and relief of the sick and dying poor.

Ambulance Association - See St. John Ambulance

Amias's Almshouses; 1655; Between 87 & 91 Old Street, E.C.; Provides 8 homes for poor respectable women in reduced circumstances, rent free, coals, and medical attendance, and £25 per annum; has also 16 annuities of £30 each for out-pensioners.

Anchorage Mission of Hope and Help; 1878; Office, Victoria House, 117, Victoria Street, S.W.; To receive and assist penitent young women who has gone astray, otherwise of good character and lately fallen, whether pregnant or not. Especial provision for better class cases.

Annuitants' Homes, "Miss Sheppard's"; 1855; In Bayswater, Hammersmith and Kensington.- Office, 27, Ossington Street, W.; To provide gratuitously homes for gentlewomen of high moral character, in reduced circumstances. Candidates must be possessed of a certain income of not less than £25 a year.

Anti-Slavery and Aborigines Protection Society; 1837; Denison House, Vauxhall Bridge Road, S.W. (close to Victoria Station) Tel. 6065, Victoria; To suppress slavery and the slave trade and uphold the interests of native races, especially in countries under British rule.

Anti-Vivisection Society, The London and Provincial; 1876; 22A Regent Street, London, S.W.; The legal prohibition of vivisection.

Anti-Vivisection Hospital, Battersea General Hospital (Incorporated); 1899, opened June 1902; Prince of Wales Road, Battersea Park, London, S.W.; For the relief of human suffering by physicians and surgeons who are opposed to vivisection. General Hospital for the needy and deserving. Free admission and attendance by Governor's letter.

Apprenticeship Society (The) (Founded 1829, as "The Society for Assisting to Apprentice the Children of Dissenting Ministers of Evangelical Sentiments."); 1829; 535, Mansion House Chambers, E.C.; To assist in apprenticing or preparing for business or professional life the children of Dissenting ministers of Evangelical or Free Church sentiments. (Congregational and Baptist.) Resident in England and Wales.


Archbishop Tenison's Grammar School; 1685, recon.1871; Leicester Square, W.C.; A Grammar and Commercial School for 180 boys. Upwards of £160 awarded annually in Scholarships tenable at the School.

Archbishops' Western Canada Fund; 1910; Ch. House, Westminster, S.W.; To assist Church Work in new districts in Western Canada.

Architects' Benevolent Society; 1845; 9 Conduit St., Hanover Sq., W.; To relieve poor persons belonging to the Architect's profession, their widows and orphans.

Armourers' and Brasiers' Company's Almshouses.;1551; Camden Avenue, Peckham, S.E.; To provide homes for 13 poor men and women of the Company. The Company allow 15s. to each per week out of their general funds.

Army and Navy Pensioners' and Time-Expired (12 years) Men's Employment.; 1855; 24 Buckingham Street, W.C.; To provide employment for pensioners and time-expired men of good character, who have served in the army or navy. No fees.

Army Medical Officers' Benevolent Society; 1820; 16, Tedworth Gardens, Chelsea, S.W.; To assist distressed orphans of army medical Officers, under 21 years of age.

Army Scripture Readers' and Soldiers' Friend Society.; 1850; 112, St. Martin's Lane, Charing Cross, W.C.; To spread the saving knowledge of Christ among our soldiers.

Arneway's Trust; 1603; Victoria Chambers, 17, Victoria Street, S.W.; To lend sums of not less than £50 nor more than £200 at 3 per cent. to poor occupiers or traders resident within the Metropolis, giving bond of self and two householders as security for payment.

Arnold Fund - See Clergy

Artists' Benevolent Fund; 1810, Incor.1827; 6½, Suffolk Street, Pall Mall, S.W.; The relief of widows and orphans of artists who were members of the Artists' Annuity Fund.

Artists' General Benevolent Institution; 1814; 3, Charles Street, St. James's Sq., S.W.; To relieve poor painters, sculptors, architects, and engravers, whether subscribers or not, their widows and orphans.

Artists' Orphan Fund.; 1871; 3, Charles Street, St. James's Sq., S.W.; For the support and education of orphan children of painters, sculptors, architects and engravers.

Arts: Royal Academy of Arts Benevolent Funds;--;Burlington House, Piccadilly.; To assist Artists (their widows and children) under 21 who have exhibited in the Royal Academy; grants, Pensions to Artists of repute, from Turner, Cooke, Cousins, Newton, and Edwards Funds.


Association of Certified Reformatory and Industrial Schools (National); 1881; Victoria House, 117, Victoria Street, S.W.; To promote the efficiency, further the objects, to unite the efforts of Certified Reformatory and Industrial Schools in the United Kingdom.

Association of Readers for the Diocese of London; 1865; Address at London House, St. James's Square, S.W.; To increase the number and efficiency of Readers.

Association of Workhouse Aid Committee; 1910; Victoria House, Victoria St., S.W.; To strengthen the work of existing Workhouse Aid Societies, and to promote the formation of additional Societies for the aid of persons discharged from Workhouses.

Auctioneers' Benevolent Fund, The Incorporated; 1863; The Auction Mart, Tokenhouse Yard, E.C.; To assist by pension and grants members of the profession, their families, etc.

Bakers' Company's Almshouses.; 1698; St. Thomas's Sq., Hackney, E.; To provide homes and pensions of £20 per annum for decayed freemen, etc., of the Company.

Bank Clerks' Orphanage* (The Institution has no Orphanage House - the children elected are placed in educational establishments of good standing); 1883; 34, Clement's Lane, E.C.; To maintain and educate the children of deceased bank officials and clerks.

Baptist Building Fund.; 1823; Baptist Mission House, 19, Furnival St., E.C.; To assist Baptist congregations to build chapels, by loans without interest.

Baptist College; 1810; North Gate, Regent's Park.; To educate students training for Baptist ministry.

Baptist Missionary Society. Incorporated with the Women's Association; 1792; 19, Furnival St., Holborn, E.C.; To diffuse Christianity throughout the world.

Baptist Pastors' College; 1861; Metropolitan Tabernacle, Newington, S.E.; To prepare students for Christian ministry; also Home Missions and Evangelistic Work.

Baptist and Evangelistic Tract Section Baptist Union Publication Department.; 1841; 4, Southampton Row, London, W.C.; The distribution of denominational and general religious tracts.


Baptist Union Home Mission; 1797; Baptist Church House, Southampton Row, W.C.; To promote Baptist missions in England and Wales, and foster Evangelistic work.

Barefoot Mission and Poor Children's Aid Society.; 1887; 32, John Street, Theobald's Rd., W.C.; To aid destitute children. Has been incorporated with the Shaftesbury Society and R.S.U.

Barnardo's (Dr.) Homes: National Incorporated Association.; 1866; Head Offices, 18 to 26, Stepney Causeway, London, E.; To rescue, train and place out in life destitute, orphan, and forlorn children, irrespective of age, sex, creed, or physical disability. Charter: "No destitute child ever refused admission." No red tape. No votes required. No money promise needed.

Barristers' Benevolent Association.; 1873; Address of Hon. Sec., 3, Harcourt Bldgs., Temple, E.C.; To assist necessitous members of the English Bar; their wives, widows, and children.

Battersea Mission House (in connection with the Female Aid Society, and the Battersea and Wandsworth Ladies' Association).; 1880; 3 and 4 Chivalry Rd., Battersea Rise, S.W. Offices, 117, Victoria St. Westminster, S.W.; To save young women in perilous circumstances, and to receive the fallen, especially first maternity cases.


Battersea Training College.; 1840; St. John's Training College, Battersea.; To train masters for School; recognised by the Board of Education.

Bayswater Orphanage.; 1833; 26, Kensington Park Road, W.; To receive orphan and fatherless children and train them for service.

Beer and Wine Trade Asylum and Benevolent Fund, Metropolitan.;1852; Asylum, Nunhead Green, Peckham. Office, 181, Queen Victoria St., E.C.; Homes for aged and deserving members, their wives or widows; and temporary pecuniary aid.

Belgrave Hospital for Children, The (Incorporated).; 1866; Clapham Road, S.W.; To afford medical and surgical aid to children of the poor, suffering from non-contagious diseases.

Benevolent Society (The Knights of Trafalgar).; 1826; 109, Bishopsgate St., Without.; The distribution of tickets for bread and coal to the poor of all parts of London during winter months.

Benevolent, The, or Strangers' Friend Society.; 1785; Central Buildings, Westminster, S.W.; The relief of the sick poor of the Metropolis at their own habitations, irrespective of sect or nationality, by 187 unpaid agents.

Benevolent Society of Blues; 1824; Christ's Hospital, 60 Aldersgate St., E.C.; The relief of persons education at Christ's Hospital, their widows and orphans.

Bethlem Royal Hospital; 1826; Lambeth Road, S.E. For convalescents, at Witley, near Godalming.; For the care of persons of unsound mind likely to be cured within one year, and who are not fit subjects for a county Lunatic Asylum. Preference is given to patients of the educated classes.

Bethnal Green Almshouses and School, Parmiter's Foundation for.; 1681, recon. 1884; Almshouses, Parmiter Street, Bethnal Green. School (opened in 1887), Approach Road, Victoria Park, E.; One third of the income from endowment is devoted to Charitable, and two-thirds to Educational Purposes. The School furnishes a liberal education to boys from the age of seven and upwards on passing the Entrance Examination.


Bethnal Green Free Library; 1876; London Street, E.; For the free use of the Public.

Bethnal Green Philanthropic Pension Society* [-*The East London General Pension Society has been incorporated with this Society-]; 1822; 287, Cambridge Road, Bethnal Green, N.E.; To assist the Aged Poor of Bethnal Green by Pensions, especially those who were formerly in comparative prosperity.

Bible Flower Mission; 1875; 11, Queen Victoria Street, E.C.; The distribution of flowers etc. to patients in Hospitals and Infirmaries; each bunch or article being accompanied by a text of Scripture.

Bible Lands Missions' Aid Society; 1854; 392, Strand, London, W.C.; To promote Evangelical and Philanthropic work within the lands of the Bible, which includes Greece, Macedonia, Asia Minor, Persia, Arabia, Palestine, Syria and Egypt.

Bible Society, Naval and Military; 1780; 15, Strand, London, W.C.; To supply the sailors and soldiers with Scripture.

Bible Translation Society, The. (Auxiliary of the Baptist Missionary Society); 1840; 19, Furnival St., Holborn, E.C.; For the translation, printing and publishing of versions of the Sacred Scriptures, especially for circulation in Baptist Mission Fields, and fore the support of Colporteurs and Bible Women.

Bishop Billing (The) Memorial Mission; 1898; 160, Dalston Lane, N.E.; To save elder girls and young women from perilous circumstances, and to rescue the fallen.

Bishop of London's Fund.;1863; 46A, Pall Mall; For making further provision for the urgent spiritual needs of the diocese of London.

Blacksmith's Company. Prestyn's Charity; 1325; 65, Lower Thames Street, E.C.; To give pensions to poor Freemen, or widows of Freemen of the Company.

Blind and Crippled Girls' Seaside Holiday Homes; 1895; Clacton-on-Sea. Office, 8 Sekforde St., Clerkenwell, E.C.; To give blind and crippled girls a holiday at the seaside.


Blind - East London Home and School for Blind Children* [-* Certified under the Elementary Education (Blind and Deaf Children) Act, 1893-]; 1874; Northumberland Houses, 2 and 4, Warwick Road, Upper Clapton, N.E.; To education and train blind children. Applicants are eligible for admission between the ages of 5 and 16, irrespective of religious distinction.

Blind - Gardner's Trust for the.; 1880; 53, Victoria St., Westminster, S.W.; For the benefit of blind persons in England and Wales.

Blind - Hetherington's and other Charities for the Aged.; 1774; Christ's Hospital, 26 & 27, Great Tower Street.; To provide pensions of £10 each to men and women, natives and residents of England, above 55 years old, and above the journeyman class, who have been totally blind for one year, have never had parish relief, and whose income does not exceed £20.

Blind, Home Teaching, Society for the.; 1855; 224, Great Portland St., W.; To provide teachers and embossed books for the blind at their own homes and in workhouses, and to established Branches in the Provinces.

Blind, Humston's Charity to.; 1777; Vestry Hall, Vine Street, Minories, E.C.; To grant pensions to five poor blind persons belonging to St. Botolph, Aldgate; St. John, Wapping; and St. Paul, Shadwell. The income is divided equally between them.

Blind, Incorporated Association for Promoting General Welfare of the (Founded by the late Miss Gilbert).; 1856; 258, Tottenham Court Road, W.C.; To promote the general welfare of the blind, especially by the industrial training and employment of adults, men and women; also grants pensions to its own employés when no longer able to work.

Blind - Indigent Blind Visiting Society; 1834; 8, Red Lion Square, W.C.; To visit and relieve the blind poor at their own homes.

Blind - Institution for the Relief of the Indigent Blind of the Jewish Persuasion; 1819; 8, Duke Street, Aldgate, E.C.; To give pensions not exceeding 10s. a week to indigent blind Jews, for life.


Blind, London Association for the.; 1857, Incor. 1888; Office, 102 Dean Street, Oxford St., W. Workshops for (1) Men, 90, Peckham Rd., S.E. Workshops for Women and (2) Showroom, 58, Rochester Row, S.W. (3) 102, Dean Street, W. (4) Toynbee Hall, Whitechapel, E.; To teach trades to the needy blind, blinded soldiers and sailors, supply employment for them permanently, and generally ameliorate their social and physical condition. Sea Side Homes at Milton Haven and Worthing.

Blind, London Society for Teaching and Training the (Incorporated).; 1838; 100, Avenue Rd., Swiss Cottage, N.W. ; To teach the blind to read and write on the Braillé system, and to train them in industrial occupations. Has a workshop for adult blind. A new boys' and girls' schoolroom has been added and the entrance hall enlarged to form a saleroom for "Goods made by the Blind."

Blind Man's Friend Charity (Day's).; 1836; Clothworkers' Hall, Mincing Lane, London, E.C.; To give pensions of £12, £16 or £20 a year to deserving blind, residents in the United Kingdom, who are in distressed or dependent circumstances and not in receipt of Poor Law Relief.

Blind - National Blind Relief Society. ;1843; At the Office.; To grant pensions ranging from 5s. to £1 a month, also weekly pensions 15s and £1 to relieve the poorest of the blind poor of the United Kingdom. No creed test applies to candidates.

Blind - North London Homes for Aged Christian Blind Men and Women.; 1880; Office, 77, Hanley Rd., Crouch Hill, N., Southend Branch, "Elim" Wilson Road* [-*Terms for the Southend branch 12s 6d per week for the blind, the partially blind, and their guides.-]; To be permanent homes for aged Christian blind men and women, over 50 years of age.

Blind - Royal Blind Pension Society of the United Kingdom; 1863; 237, Southwark Bridge Road, S.E.; To grant pensions of from 10s to £1 5s. a month to Indigent Blind of good moral character, without regard to sect or creed.


Blind, Royal Normal College and Academy of Music for the.; 1872; Westow Street, Upper Norwood, S.E., near the Crystal Palace.; To afford a thorough general and musical education to the youthful blind, of either sex, so as to qualify them for self-maintenance. The College comprises a Pianoforte Tuning School, a Conservatory of Music, and Smith's Training College.

Blind, Royal School for the Indigent.; 1799, Incor.1826; Highlands Road, Leatherhead, Surrey.; To maintain, educate, and teach a trade to the blind, who are elected on the Foundation. Has accommodation for 250 pupils. There is also a paying section, to which pupils may belong on payment of £30 per annum.

Blind, Society for Granting Annuities to Poor Adult.; 1858; Office, 1, St. George's Circus, Southwark, S.E.; The relief of the industrial blind poor by granting them Pensions of £10 and £6 per year.

Blind, South London Association for Assisting the.; 1863; Office, 87, Bishopsgate, E.C.; To teach the blind members to read in embossed type, and the female members knitting and needlework; to grant Pensions and other relief to the aged and needy; also loans free of interest to enable members to purchase materials for work, goods for sale, or to meet pressing needs.

Blind, South London Institute for the.; 1870; Southwark Institute and Office, 83, Borough Rd., London, S.E. ; To alleviate misery and suffering amongst the blind poor of London.

Blind - The National Institute for the Blind.; 1868; Great Portland Street, London, W.; To promote the education and employment of the blind, print and distribute books, and supply all kind of apparatus for their use.

Blind, The West London Workshops for.; 1880; Vestris House, 60, High Street, Notting Hill Gate, W.; To provide work for the blind poor, and to instruct them in basket-making, chair-caning, knitting, and wood-chopping. Pupils charged 3s. 6d. to 5s. a week for teaching.


Blind - Workshop for the Blind of Kent.; 1877; 49,55, London St., Greenwich, S.E.; To teach handicrafts to, and to employ blind workmen, between 15 and 40 years of age.

Bloomsbury Dispensary; 1801; 12, Bloomsbury Street, W.C.; To provide the respectable poor with gratuitous medical and surgical aid.

Bolingbroke Hospital (Incorporated), 1897; 1880; Bolingbroke Grove, Wandsworth Common, S.W.; A Free Accident and Emergency Hospital and a Home in sickness for persons needing Hospital treatment and nursing, on payment.

Bookbinders' Pension and Asylum Society; 1830; Balls Pond Road, N. Office 7, Frederick St., King's Cross Road, W.C.; To provide a weekly pension of 6s. to 12s., and an asylum for aged and incapacitated members and their widows; also for females who have worked at the business for at least ten years.

Booksellers' Provident Institution.; 1837; Stationers' Hall Court, E.C.; The assistance of members, their widows and children.

Booksellers' Provident Restreat; 1843; Abbots Langley, Herts. Office, Stationers' Hall Court, E.C.; Provision of cottages for aged members of the Booksellers' Provident Institution.

Boot Trade (The) Benevolent Society.; 1836; Mortlake. Office, 13A, Fore Street, E.C.; Homes and pensions for old and poor members and orphans. A temporary grant.

Bowyers' Company's Exhibitions.; 1629; 11, St. Bride's Avenue, Fleet Street. Exhibitions of £6 a year each, 3 at Oxford and 2 at Cambridge; these are augmented by the Company who bestow £20 a year on each exhibitioner. For poor scholars.

Boys - Carter Home for (Dr. Barnardo's Homes); 1870; 49, High Street, Clapham, S.W.; To rescue, educate, and train orphan and destitute boys, 7 to 13 years of age, who attend school. 90 boys in residence.

Boys' Garden City, a Branch of Dr. Barnardo's Homes.; 1908; Woodford Bridge, Head Offices, 18 to 26 Stepney Causeway, E.; To give boys healthy surroundings and to train them in agricultural pursuits. 597 boys now in residence. Will accommodate 900 when complete.


Boys' Home (The); 1858; Regent's Park, N.W.; To lodge, clothe, and educate destitute boys who have not been convicted of crime.

Boys' Orphanage (The).; 1879; Montague House, Blackheath Hill, Greenwich, S.E.; To clothe, maintain, educate and suitably train poor orphan boys, on payment of £20 per annum.

Boys. - St. Andrew's Home and Club for Working Boys.; 1866; Gt. Peter Street, Westminster.; To provide a home and club for working boys, from 14 to 18 years old.

Brentry Certified Inebriate Reformatory.; 1899; Westbury-on-Trym, near Bristol.; The reformation of inebriate men and women.

Brass and Copper Trades' Pension Institution.; 1831; Commercial St., E.; To give pensions to aged and infirm members of those trades and the widows of subscribers.

Brewers' Company:- 1614 ; Hall, Addle St., E.C.

John Baker's Pensions; 1818; --; 8s. and 10s. per week Christ Church parish.

Bellowes' Charity; 1614; Brewers' Hall, Addle St., E.C.; To give small sums to poor members of Company.

Hickson, Starling, and Heath's.; 1686; Aldgate, Allhallows, Barking; Scholarships. Foundations.

Hunt's Charity; 1620; Brewers' Hall, Addle St., E.C.; £10 to Vicar of Cripplegate.

Jemmitt's Charity.; 1679; Ditto; To give £6 annually to four poor freemen of Company, or their widows.

Newman's Charity; 1590; Ditto; To give 20s. annually among poor members of Company.

Owen's Schools and Almspeople* [-* By the new scheme the Almshouses were vacated, and 21 widows are now maintained at their own homes, the sum of £450 a year being set aside for this purpose.-]; 1613, Recon.1878; Schools, Owen Street, St. John Street Road, Islington; A Grammar School for upwards of 400 boys; there is also a girls' school. of 300 pupils, at Owen's Row; and Pensions to 14, to be increased to 20, poor widows of Islington and St. James's, Clerkenwell.


Platt's Charity; 1597; Schools & Almshouses, Aldenham, Herts.; To provide a school at Aldenham, and homes and small pensions for poor.

Potter's Charity.; 1596; Brewers' Hall, 18, Addle St., E.C.; To give £6 yearly among six poor old members of the Company.

Rochdale's Charity; 1620; Ditto.; To give £3 annually among six poor old members of the Company.

Susan Clarke's Charity;--; Ditto; To give £3 annually among six poor old members of the Company.

Whitbread's Charities; 1794; Ditto.; Donations annually to decayed master-brewers of London; annuities to widows; and benefactions of £5 and upwards, to poor members of the Company.

Bridge of Hope Mission; 1879; 8 Cottage Training Homes at Chingford; Refuge and Receiving Home, Betts Street, St. George's-in-the-East, E.; Rescue and Preventive Work among girls and children; Mission Work among the poor.

British and Foreign Bible Society.; 1804; 146, Queen Victoria Street, E.C.; To publish the Holy Scripture in all languages without note or comment, and to circulate them throughout the world.

British and Foreign Sailors' Society (Incorporated); 1818; Passmore Edwards Sailors' Palace, Limehouse, London; The religious, intellectual, and social elevation of British and foreign seamen, both in home and foreign ports.

British and Foreign School Society; 1808; Temple Chambers, Temple Avenue, E.C.; Promoting education at home and abroad, and maintaining training colleges for school teachers.


British and Foreign Unitarian Association (incorporated); 1825; Essex Hall, Essex St., Strand, W.C.; For the promotion of the principles of Unitarian Christianity at home and abroad.

British Hairdressers' Benevolent and Provident Institution; 1837; 15, Langham Place, W.; To assist members and the widows of deceased members if in need by annuities or grants.

British Home and Hospital for Incurables.; 1861; Crown Lane, Streatham, S.W. Office, 72, Cheapside, E.C.; To provide for persons of the middle classes afflicted with incurable disease, and over 35 years of age, a home or a pension of £20 per annum, during remainder of life.

British Orphan Schools (Royal); 1827; Slough, Berks. Offices, 27, St. Clement's Lane, E.C.; For the maintenance of fatherless children of those once in prosperity.

British Society for Propagation of the Gospel among the Jews; 1842; 9, Great James St., Bedford Row, W.C.; To propagate the Gospel among the Jews, at home and abroad, and support aged Hebrew Christians in a Home established for the purpose.

British Syrian Mission; 1860; Grosvenor House, The Ridgway, Wimbledon; The religious and industrial training of Syrian women and children.

Brixton Orphanage for Fatherless Girls; 1876; Barrington Road, Brixton, S.W.; To support 250 fatherless girls and train them for domestic service. The institution is unsectarian, and receives girls from all parts of the United Kingdom.

Brown Animal Sanatory Institution (Under the Government of the University of London); 1871; 148, Wandsworth Rd., Vauxhall, S.W.; An institution for studying and endeavouring to cure the diseases of quadrupeds or birds useful to man, without charge beyond immediate expense for food and medicine.


Brompton Hospital for Consumption and Diseases of the Chest.; 1841; Brompton, S.W.; The treatment of consumption and all other diseases of the chest.

Sanatorium and Convalescent Homes;--; On the Chobham Ridges, near Frimley, Surrey; Annual Subscribers of £5 5s. and Donors of £52 10s. become Governors of the Hospital, and may recommend 1 in-patient and 8 out-patients in each year. Donors of £525 may name a Ward and become Governors of the Hospital. Donors of £105 may name a Bed and also become Governors of the Hospital.

Bruce Hall Mission; 1893; Bruce Hall, Chatham Place, Hackney, N.E.; The moral, physical, and spiritual well-being of children and young people.

Builders' Benevolent Institution. ; 1847; Koh-i-Noor House, Kingsway, W.C.; To give pensions to aged needy members of trade, and to their widows.

Builders' Clerks' Benevolent Institution.; 1866; Koh-i-Noor House, Kingsway, W.C.; To provide pensions and grants to aged Builders' clerks and their widows, and to maintain and educate their orphan children.

Builders' Foremen and Clerks of Works' Provident Institution; 1842; 9, Conduit Street, Regent Street, W.; To assist necessitous members and their families.

Butchers' Charitable Institution.; 1828; Office, 61, West Smithfield, E.C. Almshouses, Walham Green.; The relief of distressed master butchers, master pork-butchers, cattle and meat commission salesmen and hide and skin salesmen, their widows and orphans.

Cab-drivers' Benevolent Association; 1870; 15 Soho Square, W.; To assist cabmen in distress, who are members of the association, their widows and orphans; to promote mutual help among cabmen, and to provide a Pension Fund for the aged or infirm.

Cabmen's Shelter Fund.; 1875; 48 Dover Street, Piccadilly, W.; To erect and maintain "Shelters" in which are supplied temperance refreshments at the lowest prices, under charge of attendants, for metropolitan cabmen when on the ranks.

Camberwell Provident Dispensary; 1862; Camberwell Park; To give medical aid to the poor.


Cambridge - Royal Cambridge Asylum; 1851; Kingston-upon-Thames. Office, 5, York St., St. James' Square, S.W.; To provide a home for widows of non-commissioned Officers and privates of the Army of not less than 50 years of age, and assistance to a few out-pensioners.

Campden Charities, The; 1629; 62, Church Street, Kensington; For the benefit of the poor of Kensington only.

The Kensington Scholarships; 1902; As above; Scholarships tenable at the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, and London.

Campden Technical Institute (The); 1895; Lancaster Road, Notting Hill, W.; Maintenance of Technical Classes for young men and women, boys and girls.

Cancer Hospital (Free) (Incorporate under Royal Charter); 1851; Fulham Road, Brompton, S.W.; To treat free of charge the necessitous poor suffering from cancer, tumours or allied diseases.

Caron's Almshouses (Founded by Sir Noel Caron); 1622; Fentiman Road, South Lambeth; To provide homes for 7 poor women of Lambeth over 60 years old, each of whom receives 7s. per week.

Carpenters' Company - Read's Charity; --; London Wall, E.C.; An exhibition of £4, increased by the company to £34, to a Cambridge scholar.

Carpenters' Company; --; As above.; Two exhibitions of £25 each, tenable at either Oxford or Cambridge.

Cass's (Sir John) Foundation; 1710; Jewry Street, Aldgate, E.C. ; (1) The Foundation School. A Senior and Junior Elementary mixed school. Preference and certain privileges to children whose parents are and have been resident or employed for over 12 months in the Eastern wards of the City. (2) Sir John Cass Technical Institute. Evening Classes in Chemistry, Physics, Metallurgy, Art Metal Work, Drawing, Tailor Cutting, etc.


Catholic (Roman) Charities:-

Aged Poor Society; 1708; 82, Victoria St., Westminster, S.W.; and St. Joseph's Almshouses, Brook Green, W.; Grants pensions of 3s. to women and 4s. to men, per week, £26 each per annum to 34 persons of a superior class, and £20 to each of 12 inmates of Almshouses, and 10 guineas each to the other inmates.

Associated Catholic Charities; --; Secretary's Address, 21 Oxford Terrace, Hyde Park, W.; To help the schools for the children of poor Catholics in Bunhill Row, Gate St., Lincoln's Inn Fields, Marylebone, Shoreditch, Dufour's Place, Golden Sq., and Moorfields.

Asylum of the Good Shepherd.; 1841; Fulham Palace Road, Hammersmith, W.; A refuge for penitent fallen woman.

Convent and Orphanage of the Faithful Virgin; 1848; Norwood, S.E.; Orphans or destitute girls from 2 to 16. The Orphanage is certified by Poor Law Board for reception of Catholic girls from workhouses.

Creche, The, or Day Nursery, of Saint Benedict Joseph Labre; 1868; 9,11, and 13, Lower Seymour Street, Portman Square, W.; To take charge of infants whilst their mothers are at work. Has an Orphanage of 160 poor children, and other useful Charities.

Home of the Good Shepherd; 1866; East Finchley, N.; Home for penitent women; also a separate preventive home, to prepare girls for service.

Hospitals, Etc. Society for Visiting The; 1867; 36 Church Street, Kensington, W.; To visit hospitals and patients, who have left, in their own homes. A convalescent home at Hanwell is attached to the Society.

Little Sisters of the Poor; 1840; 8, Meadow Road, South Lambeth, S.W.; Manor Rd., Stoke Newington; and Portobello Road, W.; To receive and support the aged poor of both sexes.


Orphanage of the Sisters of Providence, and of the Immaculate Conception; 1866; Bartrams, Hampstead Green, Hampstead; The training and education of Roman Catholic orphans and other destitute children for domestic service.

St. Aloysius's School; 1833; Clarendon Sq., Somers Town, N.W.; To provide board, lodging and education for girls, a moderate annual premium. Some orphans are free. Also education in day schools.

St. Anselm, Society of; 1860, revived 1884; Depository, 69, Great Queen St., W.C.; To make selections of the best books of all kinds, and classify them in lists for different kinds of reader.

St. John's Reformatory; 1906; Shern Hall Street, Walthamstow; The reception and training of criminal Catholic boys.

St. Helen's Orphanage; --; Brentwood; To receive and train poor Catholic boys at an early age.

St. John and St. Elizabeth, Hospital of; 1856; 40, Grove End Road, St. John's Wood; For medical and surgical cases - men, women and children.

St. John's (Reformatory) School.; 1906; Walthamstow; The education of Roman Catholic reformatory boys.

St. Joseph's Almshouses; 1824; Brook Green, Hammersmith, W.; To provide homes for Catholic aged poor, and give pensions of £30 to as many of the inmates as the funds will permit, and gratuities to others.


St. Joseph's Catholic Almshouses; 1850; Cadogan Street, Chelsea; To provide homes for 18 poor aged women.

St. Mary's Industrial School; 1871; Wellesley Road, West Croydon; To receive girls from the London County Council, or committed by magistrates, from 6 to 16 years old.

St. Mary's Orphanage; 1868; Walthamstow; The education of Catholic girls chargeable to the rates.

St. Mary's Orphanage; 1847; North Hyde, Middlesex; For Catholic pauper boys sent by Boards of Guardians.

St. Mary's Training College; 1854; Brook Green, Hammersmith, W.; To train young men who have completed apprenticeship as pupil teachers to become masters of elementary schools.

St. Nicholas's Industrial School for Catholic Boys; 1862; Manor House, Manor Park, Essex, E.; To receive destitute boys, not convicted of crime, committed to the School by magistrates.

St. Scholastica's Retreat; 1862; Clapton, N.; Homes for poor and reduced Roman Catholics, of both sexes, having belonged to the Professional or Wholesale Commercial classes, not under 60 years.

St. Vincent de Paul Society; 1844; 82, Victoria St., S.W.; To visit and to relieve poor families and to assist poor boys.

The Incorporated Society of the Crusade of Rescue; 1859 Incorp. 1905; 48, Compton St., Russell Sq., W.C.; The motto of the Society is: "No Catholic child who is really destitute or whose Faith is in danger, and who cannot be otherwise provided for, is ever refused."

Westminster Diocesan Education Fund.; 1866; Archbishop's House, Westminster; To promote the religious and secular education of the poor of Westminster diocese.


Cat's Home; 1885; Battersea Park Road, S.W.; To afford food and shelter to lost and starving cats.

Central Africa, Universities Mission to; 1861; 9, Dartmouth St., Westminster; To promote and foster true religion and civilization among the natives of Central Africa

Central Foundation Schools of London; Boys' School, 1866, Girls' School, 1726, re-organ. 1891; Boys' School and Office, Cowper St., City Road, E.C.; Girls' School, Spital Square, E.; To provide an Education suitable for the children of Clerks and others employed in the City or suburbs. The charge for tuition is £6 6s. a year in the Boys' School, and £6 or £4 10s. a year, according to age, in the Girls' School.

Central London Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital; 1874; Gray's Inn Road, near King's Cross Station, Metropolitan Railway; The medical and surgical relief of the poor suffering from diseases of the throat, ear, or nose. Free to those bring a "Subscriber's Letter." Small contributions are invited from those in work towards the expense of treatment if unprovided with a Subscriber's letter.

Certified Industrial School for Girls (founded by Mrs. Fry); 1825; Elm House, Parson's Green, S.W.; The reformation of dishonest, neglected or destitute female children. They are boarded, clothed and educated in the principles of the Church of England, and trained to industrial pursuits.

Charing Cross Hospital; 1818; West Strand, near Charing Cross, W.C.; The relief of the sick and injured poor.


Charity Organisation; 1869; Central Office, Denison House, 296, Vauxhall Bridge Rd., S.W.; To organize charitable effort, and to improve the condition of the poor.

Charterhouse; 1611; The Hospital, Charterhouse Square, E.C. The School (was removed in 1872), Godalming, Surrey; To provide maintenance and home for old men, who have fallen into adversity. The School has 60 Scholarships for boys on foundation, open by competitive examinations to boys between 12 and 16; and 20 exhibitions at the Universities.

Chelsea Benevolent Society; 1838; Pier Hotel, Oakley Street, Chelsea; The temporary relief and medical attention of poor at their own dwellings, and granting weekly allowances to aged deserving persons.

Chelsea, Brompton and Belgrave Provident Dispensary; 1812; --; see page 274 under Tuberculin

Chesham Home for Invalids and Convalescents, and those requiring a holiday rest; 1866; 12, Upper Rock Gardens, Brighton; To receive invalid respectable women, engaged in business, in teaching, or in missionary work.

Cheshunt College, Cambridge, on the foundation of Selina, Countess of Huntingdon; 1768; Cambridge. Office, 37, Memorial Hall, E.C.; The training of suitable young men for the Christian ministry.

Cheyne Hospital for Sick and Incurable Children; 1875; Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, S.W.; To receive children between 3 and 12 years old, suffering from chronic or incurable ailments, on payment of 4s. per week. Certain Free and Assisted Cots have been founded for specially necessitous cases. Has 50 beds. County branch, St. Nicholas-at-Wade, Kent. 30 beds.


"Chichester" - see "Arethusa" and Training Ships; 1866, Incorp. 1904; Moored off Greenhithe, Kent; To support and train poor boys of good character who wish to go to sea. Age of admission from13½ to 15 years of age. The Ships belong to the National Refuges.

Children - Destitute Children's Dinner Society; 1866; No Office, Dining-rooms in all parts of London; To provide poor children attending County Council and other Schools with good meat dinners, on the payment of a sum never exceeding one penny per child.

Children, Evelina Hospital for Sick; 1869; Southwark Bridge Road, S.E.; For poor sick children not suffering from infectious disease - boys to 10 and girls to12 years of age as in-patients, but out-patients of either sex to 14 years. Has 76 cots and a very complete outpatients' department.

Children, Hospital and Home for Incurable (Incorporated); 1875; Northcourt College Crescent, Hampstead, N.; To provide for the care, maintenance, and medical treatment of children suffering from chronic or incurable disease of an aggravated character.

Children's League of Kindness for Children in South London; 1889; 24, Buckingham Gate, S.W.; To give assistance in cases of child distress in South London. Individually helped.

Children - National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (Incorporated by Royal Charter); 1884; 40, Leicester Square.; To prevent the public and private wrongs of children, and the corruption of their morals, and to secure for every child the right to live an endurable life.

Children - Paddington Green Children's Hospital. Convalescent Home.; Aug., 1883; Paddington Green, W.; To afford medical and surgical relief to sick children of the poor - boys under 12 years of age and girls under 14. Has 46 cots. Convalescent Home at "Fair View," Slough, Bucks (for 16 children in the winter and 24 in the summer).


Children - St. Monica's Home Hospital for Sick Children; 1874; 16, Brondesbury Park, N.W.; For surgical and medical patients needing a long course of treatment.

Children's Aid Society; 1856; Victoria House, 117, Victoria Street, S.W.; To assist in the rescue and maintenance of destitute and neglected children. Has an Agency at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The Society is a Branch of the Reformatory and Refuge Union.

Children's and Invalids' Dinner-Table and Soup Kitchen.; 1866; St. Paul's, Portman Square, Mission House, 76, East St., Marylebone; To give soup from November to April; hot meat dinners, beef tea and rice milk daily from November to the end of April, to the poor.

Children's Country Holidays Fund; 1884; 18, Buckingham Street, Strand, W.C.; To send poor children to the country for a fortnight's fresh air. Owing to the War less than half the usual number of children were sent away.

Children's Dinners - "Good Shepherd" Christian Mission Institute, and Ragged Schools.; 1868; 5, Wagner St., near Old Kent Road Railway Sta., S.E.; To teach, clothe, and feed poor little children.

Children's Fresh Air Mission; 1882; 75, Lambs Conduit St., W.C.; To provide poor sickly London children with fresh air and food and lodging for two or three weeks at a time in cottages in the country.

Children's Home-Hospital; 1891; Barnet, Hadley-Highstone; To receive children of the Poor requiring surgical treatment. 3s. 6d. per week has to be paid for each child.

China Inland Mission; 1865; Newington Green, N.; Mission work in the interior provinces of China.


Chiswick Mission; 1880; 90, Thornton Avenue, Chiswick, W.; To carry on a Gospel Mission among the poor. It is unsectarian.

Choir Benevolent Fund; 1851; 16, Amwell Street, E.C.; To provide for aged and invalided members, and to give temporary assistance to widows and orphans of organists and lay clerks of cathedral and collegiate choirs who have been members.

Christ's Hospital (or Bluecoat School); 1553; Office, 26-27 Great Tower St., E.C. Boys' and Preparatory Schools at West Horsham, Sussex; Girls' School at Hertford; The maintenance and education of children from 9 to 15 or 17 years of age, with some extension in favour of advanced scholars.

Christian Colportage Association for England; 1874; 37, Farringdon Street, E.C.; The dissemination of the Scriptures and Christian publications in all parts of the Kingdom in town and country, by means of Colporteurs, of whom about 100 are now employed.

Christian Community; 1685; Memorial Hall, London Street, Bethnal Gr., E.; To preach the Gospel and to visit the sick poor. Has a Holiday Home for Children and distributes free meals to the poor.

Christian Evidence Society; 1870; 34 Craven St., W.C.; To declare and defend Christianity and check unbelief and scepticism.

Christian Literature Society for India (formerly called Christian Vernacular Education Society); 1858; 35, John Street, Bedford Row, W.C.; To publish Christian books in the Indian languages.


Christian (The) Union Almshouses; 1832; 27 & 28 Crawford Place, Edgware Rd., and 233-235, Marylebone Road, N.W.; For 60 persons above 60 years of age, of the Protestant church, and possessing an income of at least 4s. 6d. per week, independent of Parish Relief. Single men and widowers are not eligible.

Christian Witness Fund.; 1843; 22, Memorial Hall, E.C.; To assist aged Congregational ministers.

Church Army, The; 1882; Head-quarters: 55, Bryanston Street, Marble Arch, W.; To provide working-men evangelists and mission sisters to aid the clergy in parochial rescue and slum work, and labour homes, etc. for outcasts and destitute men, women, and boys. The army is also certified by the Home Office as a Discharged Prisoners' Aid Society for the convict prisons. Emigration.

Church Association.; 1865; 13 & 14, Buckingham St., Strand.; To uphold the doctrines of the Church of England and to counteract all efforts to assimilate her services to those of the Church of Rome.

Church Building Society, Incorporated; 1818; 7, Dean's Yard, Westminster Abbey, S.W.; To promote the enlargement, building and repairing of churches, chapels, and mission buildings in England and Wales.

Church Committee (Central) for Defence and Instruction; 1859; Church House, Westminster; The maintenance of the Church as an establishment, and the instruction of the people in her history.

Church (The) Emigration and Commendation Society (*The Society is glad to book the passages of Church-people desiring to travel to the Dominions either 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Class. It is not a Society for alleviation of distress.); 1886; Church House, Dean's Yard, Westminster, S.W.; To promote by careful commendation the spiritual welfare of members of the Church of England, at home and overseas, and thus strengthen the Church throughout the British Empire. Duplicate letters of commendation free of cost. Passages arranged and booked; financial help occasionally given to emigrants.


Church Extension Association; 1864; 27 Kilburn Park Road, N.W.; To the extension of the Church of England by means of Missions and Educational and Philanthropic Agencies.

Church Missionary Society; 1799; Church Missionary House, Salisbury Square, Fleet St, E.C.; To evangelise the heathen and Mahommedan world.

Church of England Incorporated Society for Providing Homes for Waifs and Strays; 1881; Office: Old Town Hall, Kennington Road, London, S.E.; To provide homes for destitute, orphans, and outcast children of both sexes.

Church of England Scripture Readers' Association; 1844; Falcon Court, 32, Fleet Street, E.C.; To provide Lay Readers to visit, under direction of the parochial Clergy, from house to house, explaining the Word of God to the poor, the sick, and the ignorant, and helping generally in social and spiritual work.

Church of England Sunday School Institute (Incorporated); 1843; 13, Serjeant's Inn, Fleet Street, E.C.; To extend and improve Church of England Sunday Schools, by providing publications, examinations, and organizing agents.

Church of England Temperance Society, Incorporated; 1862; 50 Marsham St., Westminster, S.W.; To promote habits of temperance, to reform the intemperate and to remove the causes of intemperance.


Church of England Zenana Missionary Society; 1880; Lonsdale Chambers, 27, Chancery Lane, W.C.; For Evangelistic Medical and Educational work among the women of India and China.

Church of Ireland Sustentation Fund (London Committee in Aid); 1871; Address of Hon. Secretary: 29, Eaton Terrace, S.W.; To provide a fund for the assistance of the Church of Ireland by aid for stipend to the poorest parishes.

Church Parochial Mission Society; 1876; Church House, Westminster, S.W.; To provide an adequate staff of Mission preachers, and otherwise to promote Parochial Missions at home.

Church Pastoral-Aid Society (Home Missions of the Church of England); 1836; Falcon Court, 32, Fleet St.; To provide additional curates, lay agents, and women workers in poor and crowded parishes.

Church Penitentiary Association (Incorporated); 1851; Church House, Dean's Yard, Westminster; For founding and supporting houses of mercy and refuges throughout the country.

Church Schoolmasters and Schoolmistresses Benevolent Institution; 1857; The National Society's House, Gt. Peter St., Westminster; To afford temporary an permanent relief to teachers of public elementary schools, their widows and orphans.

City Dispensary; 1789; 29 and 30, College St., Dowgate Hill; To provide advice and medicine gratuitously for the poor, and attendance either at the Dispensary or at their own homes.

City of London College; 1848; White St. and Ropemaker St., Moorfields, E.C.; To provide instruction for young men and women, by means of classes, lectures and library.

City of London and East London Dispensary; 1849; 40, Wilson St., Finsbury, E.C. Office 58, Lombard Street, E.C.; To provide medical relief for the sick poor.


City of London Freemen's Orphan School; 1854; Ferndale Road, Brixton, S.W.; To maintain and educate orphan children of freemen of the City of London, eligible from the age of 7 years. Children retained at the school until the age of 15.

City of London General Pension Society; 1818; 6, Wool Exchange, Basinghall St., E.C.; To give permanent pensions to decayed artisans, mechanics, manufacturers, and tradesmen, and their widows, not to exceed 31s. per calendar month to the men, and 22s. to the women.

City of London Hospital for Diseases of the Chest (Victoria Park Hospital); 1848; Victoria Park, E.; The relief of indigent persons afflicted with consumption and other diseases of the chest.

City of London School; 1834; Thames Embankment, E.C.; A first-grade public day school for sons of gentlemen, from 7 to 19 years of age (especially those connected with the City), paying 15 guineas per annum. Has numerous valuable exhibitions.

City of London School for Girls; 1894; Carmelite Street, Victoria Embankment; The education of Girls from 7 to 19 years of age, in useful learning, and the higher branches of literature.

City of London Truss Society; 1807; 35, Finsbury Sq., E.C.; To afford relief to the ruptured poor throughout the kingdom by providing trusses and other instruments upon one letter of recommendation from a Governor.

Clapham General and Provident Dispensary; 1849; 42, Manor Street, Clapham, S.W.; To provide medical aid for the poor.


Clapham Maternity Hospital; 1889; Jeffreys Road, entrance Bloomfield Rd., Clapham, S.W.; The delivery of women in the hospital or at their own homes by qualified medical women, also of the better class of unmarried girls from Rescue Homes; and their training of midwives and monthly nurses. Ante-Natal treatment and school for mothers.

Clergy, Charities To:-

Arnold Fund; 1860; 57, Coleman St., Office of Solicitors to Trustees.; To maintain and assist the widows and orphans of clergymen of the Established Church of England.

Ashton's Charity; 1727; Office of the Receiver, 35, Bucklersbury, London, E.C.; To relieve 30 poor clergymen and 30 widows. A distribution is made annually at the end of July or beginning of August. The amount is variable, being about £10 each grant (*Various other objects are included in this Charity, but the Receiver says that the above is the only portion of it that may be called public.)

Becker's Bounty for Poor Pious Clergymen.; 1856; 37, Gay Street, Bath; To provide bounties of £10 to £40 per annum for clergymen over 55 years old, physically unable to perform parochial duty.

Bishop Porteu's Fund; 1805; No Office. The address of the Archdeacon of Middlesex is The Rectory, Chelsea, S.W.; To relieve the poor clergy of the dioceses of London (as it was in 1805) by grants of £5 or more.

Bromley College; 1666; Bromley, Kent; To provide homes and pensions of £38  per annum for 40 clergymen's widows; also at Sheppard's College, homes and pension of £44 per annum, for 5 spinster daughters of such widows deceased, also certain out-pensions for the like.

Cart's Charity to; 1736; Dunstable; For 30 poor clergymen and 30 widows, or maiden daughters over 45 years. Given alternate years only to beneficiaries.


Cholmondeley Charities; 1833; Corporation House, Bloomsbury Pl., Bloomsbury Sq., W.C.; To assist (under provisions of a deed of allotment in Chancery) by grants and pensions, disabled clergymen of the Church of England, their widows and aged maiden daughters. Also to help in the education of the children of clergymen by Exhibitions: sons at Oxford, Cambridge and Durham; to daughters over 14 to schools, colleges, and other institutions.

Clerical - London Clerical Education Aid Society; 1816, 1845,1876; C.P.A.S., Falcon Court, Fleet Street, E.C.; To assist in educating pious young men for the ministry of the Church of England. (The Clerical Education Aid Fund and the Clerical Education Society were amalgamated in 1876).

Clergy Seaside Rest, Margate; 1880; Royal Crescent, Margate. London Office, Ye Anchorage, Wallington, Surrey; Affords Clergy and their wives from all Dioceses a seaside rest at inclusive charge of 25s. a week each. Cheap tickets from and to London can also be obtained. 42 Visitors at a time can be received.

Curates - Additional Curates Society (of Home Missions of the Church of England); 1837; 21, Great Peter Street, Westminster, S.W.; To provide funds for the employment of additional curates in poor and populous parishes.

Curates' Augmentation Fund.; 1866; 2 Dean's Yard, Westminster, S.W.; To augment the stipends of curates of 15 years' standing, and upwards.

Friend of the Clergy Corporation; 1849; 17, King William Street, Strand, W.C.; To give annual pensions of not more than £40 to the widows and orphan unmarried daughters of the clergy, and temporary aid to necessitous clergymen of the Established Church and their families.

London Poor Clergy Holiday Fund; 1876; The Rectory, Ironmonger Lane, Cheapside, London, E.C.; To provide holiday-rest for clergy in greater London who could not otherwise obtain it.


Ordination Candidates Exhibition Fund; 1873; 21, Great Peter St., Westminster, S.W.; To assist in supplying the necessary education to suitable candidates for holy orders, who would otherwise be unable to obtain it.

Poor Pious Clergymen, Society for the Relief of; 1788; 1, Penton Place, W.C.; To aid with money, etc., poor pious active clergymen of the Church of England, the tenor of whose preaching is in strict accordance with the 39 Articles.

Richards's, Rev. Dr., Charity; 1850; Charterhouse, E.C.; To relief clergymen temporarily disabled by illness. Grants made in April and October.

St. John's Foundation School for Sons of Poor Clergy; 1852; Leatherhead, surrey. Offices, 75, Victoria St., S.W.; To maintain and educate, from 9 to 15 years of age, the sons of poor clergymen now living.

Smith's (Henry) Charity; 1620; 99, Gt. Russell St., Bloomsbury; To give donations at Christmas to the poorest Clergymen who can be found having regular duty.

Society for the Relief of London Clergy and their Widows and Children; 1791; Sion College, Victoria Embankment, E.C.; To assist clergymen and the widows and children of clergy of the cities of London and Westminster and the county of Middlesex.

Thomson Hankey's Charity; 1854; 7, Mincing Lane, E.C.; To give donations to needy widows and orphan children (under 16 years old) of clergymen of the Church of England.

Clergy Ladies Homes; 1862; Homes, 23,25,27 and 29 Formosa Street, Maida Hill, and 61, Westmoreland Road, Westbourne Park, W.; To provide comfortable and private apartments for widows and unmarried daughters, not under forty years of age, of deceased clergy, having an income not under £40, nor over £80.


Clergy Orphan Corporation; 1749; Boys' School, St. Edmund's School, Canterbury; Girls' Schools, St. Margaret's School, Bushey, Herts, and Gwestfa, Manordilo, S. Wales. Office, 35, Parliament St., S.W.; To clothe, educate, and maintain the poor orphans of clergymen of the Church of England and Wales, and to assist them in beginning life.

Clergy Pensions Institution; 1886; 11, Norfolk St., Strand, W.C.; Augmentation of Annuities paid for by the Clergy themselves.

Clothworkers' Co.'s Charities; --; Clothworkers' Hall, 41, Mincing Lane, E.C.; The following sundry charities, inter alia:-

Acton's Charity' 1837; As above; Pensions of £10 to blind persons over 50 years of age.

Armitage Memorial Fund; 1893; As above; Income paid to British and Foreign Blind Association towards publication of Books for the Blind.

Blind Women Workers Annuity Fund; 1906; As above; Pensions for unmarried blind gentlewomen.

Burnell's Charity; 1630; As above; One exhibition of £5 to Divinity Students unattached at Oxford.

Cornell's Charity; 1850; As above; Pensions of £10 to blind citizens of London.

Fawcett Memorial Scholarship Fund; 1885; As above; One scholarship of £50 per annum for a blind person at any of the Universities or Women's Colleges in the United Kingdom.

Heath's Almshouses; 1648; 34, Essex Road, Islington, N.; Homes for the poor freemen of Clothworkers' Company.

Heath's Charity; 1648; Clothworkers' Hall, 41, Mincing Lane, E.C.; Exhibitions of £2 10s. (*Made up to £30 per annum out of the Company's corporate funds) to Divinity Students Unattached at Oxford, the like at Cambridge.

Heather's Charity; 1841; Clothworkers' Hall, 41, Mincing Lane, E.C.; Donations of £10 each to 6 decayed housekeepers' widows annually in November.


Hewett's Charity; 1600; Clothworkers' Hall, 41, Mincing Lane, E.C.; One exhibition of £5 (*Made up to £30 per annum out of Company's corporate funds) to Divinity Students unattached at Cambridge.

Kent's Almshouses and Charity; 1540; Dean Street, Islington; Homes for seven poor freewomen of Clothworkers' Company.

Orton's Charity; 1893; As above; Pensions of £40 to two poor single gentlewomen of over 50 years of age.

Newnam's Charity; 1810; Clothworkers' Hall; Pensions of £10 to blind persons over 60 years of age.

Moore's Charity; 1910; As above; Supplement to Wing's Charity.

Pilsworth Charity; 1603; As above; One exhibition of £5 (*Made up to £30 per annum out of Company's corporate funds) to Magdalen College, Oxford.

Thwaytes's and Company's Own Added Charities; 1835; As above; Pensions of £10 to blind persons over 60 years of age.

West's Charity, for the Blind; 1720; As above; Pensions of £10 or £5 to blind persons over 50 years of age.

Wing's Charity; 1890; As above; Pensions of £20 to blind persons.

Mew's Charity; 1911; As above; Pensions of £10 or £5 to blind persons between 60 and 70 years of age.

Coachbuilders' (Master) Benevolent Institution; 1856; 7, King St., Baker St., Portman Sq.; To grant relief and annuities to masters, clerks, or managers, their widows and children

Coachmakers' (Operative) Benevolent Society; 1860; 113, Charlotte St., Fitzroy Square, W.; To provide pensions of 8s. per week for infirm and disabled members.

Coffee and Eating House Keepers' Association, The London; 1837; Anderton's Hotel, Fleet Street, London, E.C.; To provide pensions for aged and decayed members and their widows; also to give relief to such others of the trade, their widows and children, as are in distress.

Collard Almshouses; 1859; 195, Hoe Street, Walthamstow; Homes for ten poor and deserving men.

Colonial Bishoprics' Fund; 1841; 15, Tufton St., Westminster; To endow additional bishoprics in our colonies and dependencies.


Colonial and Continental Church Society; 1823; 9, Serjeant's Inn, Fleet St., E.C.; To supply clergymen, lay evangelists, schoolmasters, to the Colonies of Great Britain, and to British residents in other parts of the world.

Colonial Missionary Society (Incorporated); 1836; 22, Memorial Hall, Farringdon St.; Aids Missionaries to our Colonies, and other parts of the world, to promote Evangelical religion, according to the doctrines of Congregational Churches.

Columbia Diocesan Committee; 1859; Messrs. Cox & Co., 16, Charing Cross, S.W.; To supply spiritual instruction, in accordance with the tenets of the Church of England, to emigrants, settlers, to native Indians and Chinese, in Vancouver Island and the Isles.

Commercial Travellers' Benevolent Institution; 1849; 11, Ironmonger Lane, Cheapside, E.C.; To grant pensions not exceeding £50 per annum to needy members, or of £30 to their widows.

Commercial Travellers' Schools, The, for Orphan and Necessitous Children; 1845; Pinner, Middlesex. Offices, 17, Cheapside, E.C.; To support and educate, between the ages of 5 and 15 years, the children of deceased and necessitous commercial travellers.

Commissionaires, Corps of.; 1859; Exchange Court, 419A, Strand, W.C.; To obtain employment for soldiers and sailors (pensioners or reserve) of good character, as clerks, servants, messengers, porters, watchmen, time-keepers, etc.

Congregational (English) Chapel Building Society; 1853; Memorial Hall, Farringdon St., E.C.; To help the building of Congregational Chapels and Manses with practical guidance and money.

Congregational Church Aid and Home Missionary Society; 1819, re-organised 1878; Memorial Hall, Farringdon St., E.C.; To aid weak churches in the maintenance of the ministry, and to provide for the preaching of the Gospel among the neglected population of England and Wales.


Congregational Pastors' Retiring Fund; 1860; Memorial Hall, Farringdon Street, E.C.; To provide annuities for Congregational pastors no longer able efficiently to discharge their duties.

Congregational Pastors' Widows' Fund' 1871; Ditto; To provide annuities for the widows of Congregational pastors.

"Evangelical Magazine" Widows Fund; 1793; 22, Memorial Hall, Farringdon St., E.C.; Grants from £5 to £10 each to widows of Evangelical ministers; and special donations in urgent cases.

Consumptive Females, Home for; 1863; 57-58, Gloucester Place, Portman Square, W.; To provide on payment of one guinea entrance fee, and 8s. a week, the comforts of a permanent home for respectable young women suffering from consumption.

Convalescent Dinners Society; 1882; Hon. Secretary's address, 114, Queen's Gate, S.Kensington; To assist convalescent poor in recovering strength.

Convalescent Home, Female, London and Brighton; 1870; Brighton; Crescent House, 99, Marine Parade.; To provide change of air and diet, on payment of 9s. per week, for sick and needy workingmen's wives, young women in Government services, houses of business, and domestic servants. A small wing has been opened for cases recovering from more serious illness.

Convalescent Home for Poor Children; 1869; West Hill Road, St. Leonard's-on-Sea; For poor children, admitted by subscriber's letter, or on payment of 32s. per month in advance.

Convalescent Home for Children; 1870; Hawkenbury, Tunbridge Wells; For the reception of convalescent children, from April 1st to October 1st, subscribers 5s. 6d., non-subscribers, 7s. 6d. per week; October 1st to April 1st, subscribers and non-subscribers, 5s. 6d. per week.

Convalescent Home, Felixstowe (Branch of Dr. Barnardo's Homes); 1886; 5 & 6 Chelsea Villas, Felixstowe, Head Offices, 18 to 26 Stepney Causeway, London, E.; A Holiday Home accommodating at a time about 40 orphan and destitute boys and girls alternately sent down from Dr. Barnado's Homes.


Convalescent Home for Ladies; 1880; Bognor; For the wives, widows, or daughters of gentlemen.

Convalescent Home for Men; 1870; Ditto; To receive convalescents from the London Hospitals and others.

Convalescent Home (The Reckit); 1908; Clacton-on-sea. Office, Great Northern Central Hospital, Holloway; For patients of the Great Northern Central Hospital and Others.

Convalescent Home for Women and Girls (all respectable). A small Wing for Mothers and their infants up to 9 months; 1890; Littlestone-on-Sea, nr. Hythe, Kent. Office, 33, Laurie Park Rd., Sydenham.; A Christian Convalescent Home for women and girls between the ages of 6 and 80 in need of change of air and rest. It has 40 beds in main building, and 5 beds and cots in Wing.

Convalescent Home, Homoeopathic; 1888; 36, Enys Road, Eastbourne; For convalescent poor women and children.

Convalescent Home: St. John's Home for Convalescent and Crippled Children; also a School and Training Home for Orphan Girls; 1875; Walpole Road, Kemp Town, Brighton; To receive poor convalescent and crippled children, on payment of 9s. each week, or by subscribers' letters free. Also, a home for orphan girls, who are admitted between the age of 5 and 8.

Convalescent Homes, The Friendly Societies; 1869; Herne Bay and Dover. Office, 63, Queen Victoria Street, London, E.C.' For convalescents, members of Friendly Societies and others, by subscriber's letter, or on easy payment.

Convalescent Homes. (In connection with The Railway Mission); 1887; West Hill, St. Leonard's-on-Sea and 75, Promenade, Southport. Office, 1, Adam Street, Strand, London, W.C.; To provide Convalescent Homes for sick and injured railway men only.


Convalescent Home (Miss Marsh's); 1866; Beachfield, Worthing; To receive convalescents needing change of air. Subscribers of 2 guineas recommend 2 patients for 3 weeks at a charge of 5s. 6d. for men, 3s.6d. for women; non-subscribers, 12s. 6d. men, 10s. 6d. women.

Convalescent Home - Paddington Green Children's Hospital; 1902; "Fair View", Slough, Bucks. Office, Children's Hos., Paddington Green; For patients from the Children's Hospital, Paddington. The Convalescent Home provides accommodation for 16 children in the winter and 24 in the summer months.

Convalescents. - Thomas Banting's Memorial Home for; 1874; Marine Parade, Worthing; For convalescent gentlewomen, stinted in means and needing sea air. (Founded and endowed by the late Mr. T. Banting.)

Cook's (Cap.), Dame Alice Row's and Daplyn's Charities; 1673; Almshouses have been pulled down; Assists 8 poor widows of seamen resident in Mile End Old Town.

Cooks' Company Charities:-

Corbett's Gift and Kennedy's Gift to Clergy; 1674, 1789; Clerk's Address, 34-36 Gresham Street, E.C.; For clergymen's widows.

Coopers' Company's Charities:-

Ratcliff Charity (administered under schemes of the Charity Commission and Board of Education, dated 30th July, 1891); 1540; Coopers' Hall, 71 Basinghall Street, E.C.; For education and the benefit of poor Members of the Company and poor persons in the parish of Stepney.

Strode's Charity Almshouse and School (administered under schemes of the Charity Commission and Board of Education, dated 22nd September, 1911, and 27th May, 1913); 1703; Egham, Surrey; For education and the benefit of the poor of Egham parish


Cordwainers Company's Charities:-

Blind, Cames's Charity to; 1796; Cordwainers Company's Hall, 7, Cannon Street, E.C.; To grant pensions to blind men over 45, and to blind women over 30 years of age; must never have received parish relief, nor begged in the streets, and be residents in London, or within 100 miles of it.

Deaf and Dumb, Cames's Charity to; 1796; As above; To grant pensions to deaf and dumb men over 40, and women over 25, not receiving parish relief, and residing with 100 miles of London.

Clergymen's Widows, Cames's Charity to; --; As above; To grant pensions to widows (not less than 35 years of age) of clergymen who had a settled duty in London, or within 20 miles of it, at the time of their death.

Corn Exchange Benevolent Society; 1863; Corn Exchange, Mark Lane, London, E.C.; To give donations not exceeding £20 and pensions of from £10 to £100 to decayed members of the society in the corn, seed, malt, flour and grannery keeping trades of London, their widows and fatherless children, or other relatives dependent upon them at their decease.

"Cornwall" Training Ship; 1859; Off Purfleet, Essex. Office, 66, Coleman Street, E.C.; Trains juvenile offenders for sea, under Reformatory Schools Act. Government contributes to the extent of about £4000 per annum.

Corporation of London Benevolent Fund; 1879; Guildhall, E.C.; To assist necessitous persons who have been members of the Corporation, their widows and children, since 1874.

Corporation of the Sons of the Clergy; 1655; Corporation House, Bloomsbury Place, W.C.; To afford continuous or occasional assistance to necessitous Clergymen of the Church in England and Wales, pensioning and assisting their widows and aged single daughters, and providing grants towards the education, apprenticeship, or outfit of clergy children.


Country Towns Mission Society; 1837; 12, Serjeant's Inn, Fleet Street, E.C.; To supply Missionaries to country districts in England and Wales, where their is a lack of gospel teaching.

Creche: Marie Hilton (Dr. Barnardo's Homes); 1871; 12 & 14, Stepney Causeway, London, E.; To receive infants and young children during the day while their mothers are at work.

Cripples' Home, and Industrial School fro Girls; 1851; Halliwick, Bush Hill Rd., Winchmore Hill, N.; For the reception and training in needlework of poor crippled girls, and for training able-bodied girls as domestic servants.

Cripples: The Dartmouth Home for Poor Crippled Boys.; 1870. Reblt. 1895; Eastnor House, Blackheath, S.E.; To provide moral and religious education and industrial training for boys, cripples, from 8 to 13 years old, and to put them out in life.

Cripples Hospital and College, The lord Mayor Treloar; 1907; Alton, Hants. London Office, 61, Moorgate St., E.C.; Hospital treatment of children up to 12 years, suffering from active tuberculous disease of the bones or joints. College Technical training of cripple lads 14 to 18 years of age.

Cripples' Nursery for Boys and Girls.; 1862; 29, Park Road, Clarence Gate, Regent's Park, N.W.; A home, with relgious instruction, and medical aid, for cripples, from 3 to 12 years of age, on payment of £14 per annum.

Cripples: St. Vincent's Surgical and Industrial Home for Crippled Boys; 1907; St. Vincent's, Eastcote, Pinner; Open-air hospital for boys suffering from tubercular and other joint diseases, infantile paralysis, etc.

Cumberland Benevolent Institution; 1734; 17, Gracechurch Street, E.C.; Payment of 30s. monthly and Grants to aged and infirm natives of Cumberland and their widows, residing within 20 miles of St. Paul's Cathedral.

Curriers' Company:-

William Dawes's Charity; 1729; Curriers' Hall, 6, London Wall; Pensions of 4 guineas a year to each of ten master curriers or their widows.

Samuel Jackson's Charity; 1823; --; Pensions to eight journeymen curriers who shall have attained the age of 55 years.


James Toleman's Charity; 1908; Ditto; Pensions of £4 annually to six poor journeymen curriers of good character.

Customs and Excise Orphanage and Widows Fund; 1866; H.M. Customs, London, E.C.; To maintain and educate destitute children of deceased Officers of the Customs and Excise, and to assist widows of deceased members.

Cutlers' Company Charities:-; Warwick Lane, Newgate St., E.

Bucke's Charity; --; Gresham House, 66, Old Broad Street.; One Exhibition of £3 6s. 8d. to St. John's College, Cambridge. Increased by Company to £30.

Craythorne's Charity; --; Ditto.; Two Exhibitions of £3 6s. 8d. each, one to Oxford and one to Cambridge. Increased by Company to £30 each.

Cutlers' Company's Charity.; --; Ditto.; Two Exhibitions of £30 each to Cambridge. Three Exhibitions of £30 to Oxford.

Ditto; --; Ditto; One Exhibition of £30 to King's College, London.

Ditto; --; Ditto; One Exhibition of £30 to University College, London.

Dairymen : Metropolitan Dairymen's Benevolent Institution; 1874; 57, Chancery Lane, W.C.; To assist aged and infirm members and their wives or widows, by pensions or otherwise, and the orphans of annuitants by gratuities.

Dalston Refuge; 1805; Manor House, Dalston Lane, E.; To reform female criminals and train them for domestic service. 5s. a week is charged for each inmate; Government cases free.

Datchelor (Mary) Girls' School; 1875; School at Grove Lane, Camberwell. Office, Clothworkers' Hall, E.C.; A Day School for girls. Fees £11 5s. each per annum.


Davis's Almshouses; 1795; Queen's Head St., Islington, N.; Homes and pensions of £5 or £6 each for 8 poor men and their wives or widows, who are over 50 years of age and members of the Church of England.

Deaconess Institution London Diocesan; 1861; 12, Tavistock Crescent, Westbourne Park, W. Convalescent Home at Westgate-on-Sea; To revive The Order of Deaconesses and to visit the sick, and aid the clergy in their work amongst the poor.

Deaconess Mission and Christian Instruction Society; 1825; 116, Grosvenor Road, Highbury New Park, N.; The extension of Christ's Kingdom amongst the sick and poor through the ministry of nurses and Deaconesses appointed to various Churches and Missions, and helped by a grant from the Society whenever possible.

Deaf and Dumb, Association for the Oral Instruction of the, School for Children and a Training College for Teachers; 1870; 11, Fitzroy Square, W.; To instruct the deaf and so-called dumb by speaking and lip-reading only; and to train teachers for the deaf on this method.

Deaf and Dumb - Charitable and Provident Society for Aged and Infirm; 1836; 419, Oxford St., W.; To grant small pensions, from £6 to £12 a year, to poor deaf and dumb persons who are above 60, until 70 years of age, or so infirm as to be unable to earn their living.

Deaf. - Royal School for Deaf and Dumb Children (founded in Old Kent Road, London); 1792; Margate. Office, 93, Cannon Street, E.C.; For the support and education of deaf and dumb children.

Deaf and Dumb Females, British Asylum for; 1851; Lower Clapton. Office, 179, Lower Clapton Road, N.E.; To educate, mentally, technically, and manually deaf and dumb females, above 10 years of age, and provide religious instruction. It is also a Home for the aged and homeless infirm.

Deaf and Dumb and Blind Children's Home (Dr. Barnardo's Homes); 1900; Chester House, Downs Park Rd., Hackney, N.E. Head Offices, 18-26, Stepney Causeway, London, E.; To train deaf and dumb boys and girls in house duties, art weaving, needlework, tailoring, baking, boot-making, mat-making, woodwork, and other trades. Inmates attend L.C.C. schools.


Deaf and Dumb, Royal Association in Aid of; 1840; St. Saviour's Church, 419, Oxford St., W.; To provide religious instruction and employment for, and to instruct, visit and relieve pecuniarily, the deaf and dumb of the metropolis.

Destitute Sailors' Fund; 1827; Well Street, near London Docks, and Sailors' Rest, at Gravesend; To supply shelter, food, and clothing to destitute seamen of all nations, and obtain employment for them. Supported solely by voluntary charity.

Disabled Missionaries Widows and Orphans Fund of the London City Mission; 1843; 3, Bridewell Place, E.C.; To provide a maintenance for worn-out missionaries and assistance for the widows and orphans of missionaries of the London City Mission.

Discharged Prisoners' Aid Societies, Central Committee of; 1883; Victoria House, 117, Victoria Street, S.W.; To promote the work of Discharged Prisoners' Aid Societies, and to act as a centre for all such Societies.

Discharged Prisoners' Aid Society (Holloway); Mar, 1904, Certified.; House of Help, Highbury. Office, Victoria House, 117, Victoria Street, S.W.; To befriend and assist women on their discharge from H.M.Prison, Holloway. Management by Committee.

Discharged Prisoners, Royal Society for the Assistance of; 1857; 32, Charing Cross; To assist discharged prisoners of both sexes, to procure them employment, and put them in the way of leading an honest life.


Discharged Prisoners - St. Giles's Christian Mission and Work Among; 1877; Offices, 15, Gray's Inn Rd., Holborn. Has branches at Holloway, Pentonville, Wandsworth, Boys' Homes at 5, Greville St., Hatton Garden, 15, Gray's Inn Rd., Holborn; and new Home Wild Street, Kingsway.; To assist the better class of discharged prisoners by employment and in other ways. The reclamation of juvenile offenders, who are cared for in the Homes of the Mission, also the reception and assistance of cases bound over under The Probation of Offenders Act.

Discharged Prisoners' Aid, Surrey and South London Society; 1824; H.M.'s Prison, Wandsworth; To assist prisoners on discharge from prison.

Dissenting Ministers:- Congregational and Baptist, usually called The Apprenticeship Society; 1829; 535, Mansion House Chambers, E.C.; To assist in apprenticing or preparing for business or professional life the children of Dissenting ministers of Evangelical sentiments. Congregational and Baptist. Resident only in England and Wales.

Dissenting Ministers' (Protestant) Widows' Fund; 1733; See Secretary's address; The relief of necessitous widows of Dissenting ministers. Yearly grants are made to those on the register list, and donations to others.

Distressed Gentlefolks' Aid Association; 1897; 75, Brook Green, W.; Relief of distressed Ladies and Gentlemen by small grants; preference given to aged and infirm. Management by Committee. To make the grant less of the nature of a charity dole, applicants are asked to consider the grant as a loan if they are ever able to repay it.


Dock Labourers' Mission (Closed.)

Domestic Servants' Benevolent Institution; 1846; 199, Piccadilly, W.; To relieve aged and afflicted servants by pensions and temporary assistance, and to provide situations for its members.

Dr. Bray: The association established by the late Rev. Dr. Bray and his associates; 1709; 15, Tufton St., Westminster; The establishment of theological libraries for clergymen and students for Holy Orders at home and abroad; also the support of schools for natives in the Bahamas.

Drapers' Company's Charities:-

Bancroft's School; 1728; Woodford, Essex; Education and maintenance of 100 boarding foundationers and about 200 day scholars from 10 to 13 years of age, and remain until 16 years of age.

Blind, Grainger's Charity to; 1784; Drapers' Company's Hall, 27, Throgmorton Street.; To grant pensions of £10, payable every other year to totally blind poor persons. No limit as to age. The pensions are of the value of £10 every other year.

Boreman's (Sir William) Foundation; 1886; Ditto; The Governors have the right of nominating 100 boys between the ages of 11 and 14 as day scholars to the Upper Greenwich Hospital School; they can remain until 15½ years of age. Sons of watermen, seamen, inhabitants of Greenwich especially such as have served in Royal Navy or Marines, have the preference.


Edmonson's Almshouses; 1706; Bruce Grove, Tottenham; For decayed sailmakers or their widows.

Howell's Charity; 1713; Drapers' Company's Hall.; This Charity is applied to various educational purposes in Wales, under schemes established in pursuance of Welsh Intermediate Education Act.

Jolle's, Sir J., Endowment Exhibition; 1617; Old Ford Road, Bow; For boys attending public elementary school in Bromley, St. Leonard's and Stratford-le-Bow, in Board's district; £20 for three years.

Pennover's Charity; 1652; Draper's Company's Hall; Apprenticeship premiums for fatherless children of either sex above the age of 14.

Russell's Charity; 1576; 27, Throgmorton St., E.C.; One Exhibition at Oxford or Cambridge of £30 a year.

Walter's Almshouses, otherwise Drapers' Company's Almshouses; 1651; Drapers Street, Newington; To receive and support 48 almspeople.

Drury Lane Theatrical Fund; 1766, incor. 1775; 14, Henrietta St., Covent Garden, W.C.; The support of indigent members of H.M. Company of Comedians, subscribers to the fund, their widows and children.

Dudley Stuart Home; 1852; 76, Junction Rd., Upper Holloway, N.; To afford a home for training young girls for domestic service.

Duke of York's Royal Military School; 1801; Temporarily location at Hutton, near Brentwood.; To maintain and educate the orphan children of Soldiers of the Regular Army, who are admitted between 9 and 11 years old, and leave at 14.


Dutch Almshouses; 1580; Charlton, S.E.; Homes for poor aged members of the Dutch Church, Austin Friars, E.C.

Dutch Servant Girls, Training School, for.; 1912; Charlton; As above.

Dyers' Company's Charities:-

Chambers's Charity; 1821; Dyers' Hall, 10, Dowgate Hill; To give pensions to poor members of the Company or their widows.

Balls' Pond Almshouses; 1775; Ditto; For freemen of the Company and widows of such, homes and pensions.

Goldsmiths' Charity; 1647; Ditto; To lend small sums to young freemen.

Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital, Metropolitan (Incorporated); 1838; 2, Fitzroy Square, W.; The special treatment of affections of the ear, throat and nose. Free to the necessitous poor, but small payments are required from those who can afford them.

Early Closing Association; 1842; 3, Tudor Street, E.C.; To abridge excessive hours of labour in shops and warehouses. Shop assistants obtain other advantages.

East-End Mothers' Lying-In Home; 1884; 394, 396 & 398, Commercial Rd., E.; To receive poor married women during child-birth, free of cost; also, the training of midwives and nurses to attend on the poor at their own homes. There is also an Out-patients' Department.

Eastern Dispensary; 1782; Leman Street, Whitechapel; The medical and surgical treatment of the poor, and when requested, at their own homes.

East London Church Fund; 1880; 70, Hamilton House, Bishopsgate, E.C.; To aid the work of the Church of England in the North, Central and East of London, by increasing the number of clergy and lay-helpers in the poorest and most populous parishes.


East London Hospital for Children and Dispensary for Women; 1868; Shadwell, E. Has a Convalescent Home for Children at Bognor.; To receive sick children as in-patients, and women and children as out-patients.

Edwards's Almshouses; 1717; Burrell Street, Blackfriars Rd., S.E.; Homes, coals, and 10s. per week for 40 aged poor women who have resided 5 years in the parish of Christ-church, Blackfriars Road, who do not receive parish relief; 10s. per week for 18, and 7s. per week for 32 out-pensioners.

Eltham College : School for the Sons of Missionaries; 1842; Mottingham, Kent, S.E.; To maintain and educate the sons and orphans of Evangelical missionaries connected with certain British Societies, on payment of 21 guineas, or 18 guineas per ann.

Emanuel Hospital (Lady Dacre Pensions); 1594; Formerly James St., Buckingham Gate, S.W.; The almshouses and the site have been sold, and the proceeds devoted to out-door pensions. Pensioners must be members of the Church of England and have been householders or resident for two years immediately preceding election in Westminster, Chelsea, or Hayes, Middlesex, at least 56 years of age and not in receipt of more than £15 a year. Pension £20 to £25 per year.

Emigrant Boys and Girls, The Annie Macpherson Home of Industry (Incorporated); 1866; 4, Tower Street, London Fields, Hackney, and in Canada.; To receive, train and assist boys and girls to emigrate to Canada, where they are provided with employment. In addition to home and medical missionary work.

Emigration and Distributing Homes, Canada; 1883; Head Offices, 18 to 26, Stepney Causeway, London, E.; To emigrate suitable orphan and destitute boys and girls after careful training, to place them in situations or to board them out in Canada, and to supervise their future career.


Emigration - Self-Help Emigration Society; 1894; 39, Memorial Hall Bldgs., Farringdon St., E.C.; To assist, by means of grants or information, in emigrating to Canada and other Colonies those suited to become Colonists.

Epileptics, The National Society for (Formerly called the National Society for Employment of Epileptics); 1892; The Chalfont Colony, Bucks. London Office, Denison House, Vauxhall Bridge Rd., Westminster, S.W.; To establish and maintain Homes on the Colony system for persons suffering from epilepsy; and generally to promote the welfare of those afflicted with this malady. The Colony consists of several homes for men, women and children respectively, and includes a Convalescent Home for men only.* (*Under a scheme by which donors may build Homes at the Chalfont Colony for the benefit of patients belonging to particular localities. Money has been provided for the special benefit of cases belonging to Hampshire, to Wales, and to Somersetshire.)

Epilepsy - Hospital for Epilepsy, Paralysis, and other Diseases of the Nervous System.; 1866, Incorporated; Maida Vale, London, W.; The relief of the poor afflicted with epilepsy, paralysis, or other diseases of the nervous system, 85 beds, 25 private wards.

Epsom College (A Public School with a Royal Medical Foundation); 1855; Epsom, Surrey. Office, 37, Soho Square, W.; Receives over 280 boys; 50 boys, necessitous sons of Medical men on the foundation, educated, boarded and clothed free of charge. It also gives pensions of £30 each to 50 necessitous medical men or their widows and has pensioners from special funds.

Evangelical Continental Society; 1845; 22, Memorial Hall, Farringdon Street, E.C.; To assist native Evangelical Missions on the Continent - in France, Italy, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Austria and Russia.

Evangelical Union of South Africa (The); 1911; 8 & 9 Essex St., Strand, London, W.C.; 1. To unite consolidate and support Missionary effort in South America which is in harmony with the character of the Union. 2. To promote intelligent Christian interest in such effort and in the spiritual needs of the South American Continent.


Evangelization Society; 1868; 21, Surrey St., Strand, W.C.; To preach the Gospel in England, Scotland, and Wales to those not reached by ordinary means.

Factory Girls' Country Holiday Fund.; 1888; 75, Lands Conduct St. [-Lambs Conduit St? ed.-] , W.C.; To give a holiday of a week or fortnight in the country to girls and women who would not otherwise have change.

Farringdon General Dispensary and Lying-in Charity; 1828; 17, Bartlett's Buildings, Holborn Circus; To give medical and surgical assistance to the poor, both at their own homes and at the Dispensary.

Fegan's (Mr.) Homes (Incorporated); 1870; 62 & 64 Horseferry Road, Westminster, S.W., and 87, 89, 91 Tufton Street, Westminster, S.W., also at Stony Stratford, Bucks, Ramsgate, Goudhurst (Kent), and Toronto, Canada; For training friendless, destitute, and orphan boys to earn their own living; also for emigration of suitable boys to Canada, etc.

Feltmakers' Company Charities:-; 1604; Has no Hall. Business transacted at Guildhall;

King's Gift Charity; --; Arundel House, Arundel St., W.C.; For poor members of the Company, and their widows.

Macham's Charity; --; As above; The relief of distressed members of the Company, and of poor felt hatmakers.


Female Mission to the Fallen Women of London, otherwise known as Women's Mission to Women. The Female Aid Society was amalgamated with this society in 1882.; 1858; Victoria House, 117, Victoria Street, S.W.; A woman's mission to women, designed to employ Christian female missionaries, who go into the streets at night, distribute tracts, and seek to lead the fallen to a better life; visit the hospitals and workhouses, and other places where these young women are found, and there speak to them of the Saviour; endeavour to find situations, or to place in homes, or restore to their friends those who, on inquiry, appear desirous to forsake their life of sin.

Female Orphan Asylum, Royal; 1758, Incor. 1800; Beddington, Surrey. Office, 17, Buckingham St., Strand, W.C.; To maintain, educate and train for domestic service girls who have lost their father or both parents. Eligible from 7 to 10 years of age.

Female Orphan Home, now known as The Girls' Orphan Home; 1855; Hanworth Road, Hampton, Middlesex;

Female Orphans Who Have Lost Both Parents, Home for; 1786; Grove Road, St. John's Wood, N.W.; To support, educate, and fit for domestic service, female orphans. Between 6 and 16 years of age.

Female Welfare, Society for Promoting; 1866; 2, Manchester St., Manchester Square, W.; To be a centre of union for Institutions conducted upon Scriptural and Protestant principles; Annual United Sale of Work, etc.; depot for sale of the work of the Institutions. Orders received. General Registry kept.


Fever - London Fever Hospital* (*Completed in its hundredth year in 1902. During the century, over 100,00 patients were treated, mostly scarlet fever and diphtheria.); 1802; Liverpool Road, Islington, N.; The prevention and cure of contagious fevers.

Fever* (*There are Fever Hospitals at Stockwell, Homerton, Deptford, Fulham, etc. maintained by the Poor Law Authorities for pauper patients)

Field Lane Institution (otherwise known as Field Lane Ragged Schools and Refuges), Certified Industrial School, Creche, Youths Institute, Christian Mission, etc., etc.; 1841; Central Building, Refuges, Creche, &c., Vine Street, Clerkenwell Rd., E.C.; Boys Industrial School, Hillfield Road, West Hampstead, N.W.; To provide shelter and food for the homeless and to help them to employment. To carry on the varied work of a Christian Mission amongst the poorest children and adults. To provide a dinner at the Institution on Christmas Day for destitute men and women (826 in 1915), and to send Christmas Parcels into the Homes of the needy (579 in 1915). To provide for 50 infants of working women in Creche and Day Nursery, etc.

Finsbury Dispensary; 1780; Brewer Street, Goswell Road, E.C.; To afford medical advice and medicine to the poor, also, in cases of emergency, at their own homes.

Fishmongers' and Poulterers' Institution and Asylum.; 1835; Leadenhall Market. Asylum at Wood Green, N.; To maintain 12 married couples in the asylum at Wood Green; to relieve by pensions of £20 a year 28 poor and aged members; and by occasional grants to other distressed members.

Fishmongers' Company's Charities:-; 1283; Hall, London Bridge, E.C.;

Gresham's School; 1554; Holt, Norfolk; Higher education of boys under a scheme of the Charity Commissioners.

Jesus Hospital; 1618; Bray, Berkshire; For 40 poor persons, 6 of whom must be free of Company, the remainder parishioners of Bray.

Quested's Charity; 1642; Fishmongers' Hall; One Exhibition of £60.


Quested's Charity; 1642; Fishmongers' Hall; To educate one child of a Freeman of Company in Christ's Hospital.

Quested's Hospital; 1642; Harrietsham, Kent.; For 12 poor persons, 6 of whom must be free of Company, the remainder parishioners of Harrietsham.

St. Peter's Hospital, or Almshouses; 1618; Wandsworth, S.W.; Homes for 42 poor members of the Company over 50 years of age, and 5 years free of the Company.

The Company's Exhibitions' Charity; --; Fishmongers' Hall; 12 exhibitions of £40 each, to students at Oxford, Cambridge, University College, or King's College, London.* (*In addition to the above, the Company grant 4 Scholarships of £50 each to the City of London School; also 4 Scholarships of £50 each to the Central Foundation School, Cowper Street; together with a number of Educational Exhibitions to children of Freemen of the Company)

Florence Nightingale Hospital for Gentlewomen; 1850; 19, Lisson Grove; Home in illness, with medical and surgical treatment, for gentlewomen of small means, the wives and daughters of professional men, governesses, artists etc.

Flower - Bible Flower Mission; 1849; Chelsea, S.W.; To give £30 annually to two deserving persons at Chelsea, and £14 each to the best boy and best girl in charity-school.

Foreign Aid Society; 1840; 33, Lee Park, Blackheath; For the diffusion of the Gospel on the Continent, by making Grants to Evangelical Societies there.

Foreigners in Distress, Society of Friends of; 1806; 68, Finsbury Pavement; To give temporary relief to deserving indigent, and pensions to poor and aged foreigners; and to assist others to return to their native countries.

Foundling Hospital; 1739; Guilford Street, Russell Square, W.C.; The support of illegitimate children and the restoration of their mothers to society.

Founding Hospital Benevolent Fund; 1845; Guilford Street, W.C.; For the relief of aged and distressed foundlings, by pensions, temporary relief, and small loans.


Fox and Knot and Hatfield Street Schools and Mission; 1840; 42, Charterhouse Street, E.C.; To instruct the young, and improve the social, moral, and physical condition of the adult population of the district of West Smithfield.

Framework Knitters' Company's Almshouses; 1727; Kingsland Road, E.; Homes, etc, for 12 poor freemen or widows of freemen of the Company.

Francis Joseph Institute, London. Member of the Central Council of the United Alien Relief Societies working in consultation with the Home Office; 1898; 30, Fitzroy Sq.; To assist poor Austrians and Hungarians, permanently settled or temporarily residing in London, to send them home when necessary, and to find employment for applicants.

Free and Open Church Association, The Incorporated; 1866; Church House, Dean's Yard, Westminster, S.W.; Seats free to all. Churches always open. Free-will offerings.

French Hospital and Dispensary; 1867; 172-176, Shaftesbury Avenue, W.C. Convalescent Home at Kemp Town, Brighton.; The medical relief of sick poor speaking the French language, without distinction as to religion or nationality. Without letters of recommendation. Has 61 beds in Convalescent Home at Brighton.

French : Mission to French-Speaking Foreigners in the Metropolis and Great Britain, in connection with the French Evangelical Reformed Church in Bayswater.; 1862; Central Office, 16, Kildare Gardens, W. Home for Governesses and Employment Bureau, 16, Stephen's Road, W. Schools, Bedford Passage, Fitzroy Sq.; To minister to the spiritual wants of French-speaking foreigners in this country, and to befriend them.

French Protestant Hospital (Commonly called The French Hospital); Incor. 1718; Victoria Park, N.E.; A home for 52 poor and aged French Protestants or descendants of French Protestants, over 60 years of age and single. Married couples not eligible. There are also some pensions.


Friends of Armenia, The; 1897; 47, Victoria St., Westminster, S.W.; To maintain Armenian children orphaned by the massacres - to teach the widows industries and sell their work.

Friendly Female Society; 1802; Committee-rooms at 9, Charterhouse Square. Almshouses at Camberwell and Brixton.; To relieve poor infirm widows and single women of good character, above 60 years of age, who have seen better days, have less than eight shillings a week, and who reside within seven miles of St. Paul's.

Friends' Foreign Mission Association; 1866; 15 Devonshire St., Bishopsgate, E.C.; To promote Christian missions in India, Madagascar, Syria, China, and Ceylon.

Friends of the Poor, (The); --; 40 & 42, Ebury St., London, S.W.; To bridge the gulf between the rich and the deserving poor. To assist disabled and discharged soldiers and sailors. To help necessitous families in time of sickness or distress and to place lads and girls into permanent situation.

Fry, Elizabeth, Home.; 1849; Miss E. Fordham, 18, Highbury Terrace, N. Women are received on release from prison or sent by Metropolitan Magistrates for 6 months or longer to help them to redeem their character.


Fuller's Hospital, or Almshouses.; 1592; Wood Green, Tottenham.; Homes for 12 poor women of Shoreditch parish, with 7s. each per week, and 9s. 7d. each per annum extra.

Fund for the Preservation of St. Paul's Cathedral; 1914; Chapter House, 68, St. Paul's Churchyard; Preservation of the Cathedral.

Gardeners', Royal, Benevolent Institution; 1838; 92, Victoria St., Westminster, S.W.; To relieve aged and indigent gardeners, market gardeners, market growers, nurserymen, seedsmen, and others engaged in horticultural pursuits, and their widows, by Annuities and temporary assistance in urgent cases of distress and misfortune.

General Lying-in Hospital; 1765 Incor. 1830; York Road, Lambeth, S.E.; To receive poor pregnant married women, also single women for a first confinement (if of previous good character), and to attend poor married women at their homes gratis. Has 36 beds.

German Hospital; 1845; Dalston Lane, and Ritson Rd., Dalston, N.E.; Medical and Surgical aid to the sick poor, natives of Germany, and others speaking German, and to all cases of accident. Out-patients not speaking German must obtain the recommendation of a governor. Has 184 Beds in the Hospital, and 40 in Convalescent Home.

Ditto Convalescent Home for In- and Out-Patients from the Hospital; 1908; Hitchen, Herts.; In occupation of War Office since March, 1915.


Girdlers' Company's Charities:-

Palyn's Almshouses' 1609; Choumert Road, Rye Lane, Peckham, S.E.; Provides homes, etc., for poor aged people.

Beeston's Gift, Almshouses; --; Albert Road, Peckham Rye; Provides homes, etc., for poor aged members of the Company or their widows.

Girls' Friendly Society; 1875; Central Office, 39, Victoria Street, Westminster, S.W.; To band together in one Society women and girls as Associates and Members, for mutual help, religious and secular, encourage purity of life, temperance and thrift.

Girls' Guild of Good Life; 1885; Hoxton Hall, 130, Hoxton St., N.; To promote temperance and religion amongst factory girls.

Girls' Orphan Home (The); 1855; Hanworth Road, Hampton, Middlesex. Office, 3 & 4, Great Winchester St., E.C.; To maintain and educate orphan girls, from 3 to 16 years of age, and fit them for domestic service or other useful calling.

Girls' Protective Home (In connection with the Children's Aid Society, and Ladies Association for the Care of Friendless Girls in Hastings and St. Leonards); 1884; Mount Hermon, 38, Ashburnham Road, Hastings; To train girls of good character for domestic service.

Girls' Village Home. (Dr. Barnardo's Homes: National Incorporated Association); 1872; Barkingside, Essex. Head Offices, 18-26 Stepney Causeway, London. E.; For the upbringing (in 68 independent cottages and 15 other buildings) of 1400 orphans and destitute girls.

Gladstone (The Catherine) Free Convalescent Home* (*The Home was transferred to Mitcham from Woodford in 1900); 1866; Mitcham, Surrey. Office, 147, Leadenhall Street, E.C.; To receive convalescents (from other than contagious diseases) from among London poor, without payment of any kind; preference being given to those coming from the East of London. Special men's ward for surgical convalescent cases at small weekly charge.


Golden Lane (Abbreviated Title) Hoxton Coster's Mission; 1861; Costers' Hall, 234-243, Hoxton Street, N.; To evangelize and help costermongers, street-traders, and slum-dwellers; free meals for poorest children; Sunday-schools, classes, thrift societies, and donkey shows. Visitation and surgical aid to 210 cripple children.

Goldsmiths and Jewellers' Annuity Institution; 1827; Horological Institute, Northampton Square, E.C.; To relieve by pensions incapacitated members of the trade and their widows.

Goldsmiths' Benevolent Institution; 1833; 21, Broad St., Golden Sq., W.; To relieve by pensions aged and infirm members of the trade and their widows.

Goldsmiths' Company's Charities:-* (*The income of the property in this Company as Trustees of Charities, amounts to about £16,000. In addition to this, the Company's annual expenditure out of their general corporate fund on education associations of charity, hospitals, the blind etc. is about £25,000 making their total charity expenditure about £41,000. The Company recently prepared a comprehensive Scheme, which has been sanctioned by the Charity Commissioners, for the consolidation and administration of their Charities, founded either wholly or partially for the poor of their Company. The Scheme gives to the Company more extended powers than they formerly possessed, and enables them to deal with the Consolidated Charities in a more complete manner than was formerly possible. Applications in all cases to be made to the Clerk of the Company, Goldsmiths' Hall, London, E.C.); --;Goldsmiths' Hall, Foster Lane, E.C.; The following are some of the Company's charity foundations:-

Goldsmiths' Consolidated Charities; --; Goldsmiths' Hall, Foster Lane, E.C.; The poor of the company. Pensions and grants.

Ash's Charity; 1652; Ditto; City of Derby. Annual payment of £20.

Bowes's Charity; 1565; Ditto; Poor women of Woolwich not less than 50 years of age. Pensions of £20 per annum.

Clark's Charity; 1894; Ditto; Poor men of Putney not less than 60 years of age. Pensions of £20 per annum.

Cureton's Charity; --; Ditto; Poor blind persons of London or Middlesex, freemen of the Company or the City of London or their widows having preference. Pensions of £20 per annum.

Farmer's Charity; --; Ditto; Poor blind persons of London, Middlesex, Surrey, Kent, Essex or Herts. Pensions of £20 per annum.


Fox's Charity; --; Ditto; Dean School, Cumberland. Annual payment of £10.

Goldsmith's Company's Gift; --; Ditto; Poor blind persons of London, Middlesex, Surrey, Kent, Essex or Herts. Pension of £20 per annum.

Heydon's Charity; --; Ditto; Mercers' Company. Annual payment of £3 6s. 8d.

Morrell's Charity; 1703; Ditto; The poor of the Company. Pensions and grants.

Perryn's Charity; 1656; Goldsmith's Almshouses, East Acton; Bromyard, Herefordshire. Annual payment of £32. Acton, Middlesex. Annual payment of £10. Needy men in residence at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. Exhibitions of £50 per annum.

Queen Victoria Commemoration Fund; --; --; Workmen in the gold and silver trades not members of the Company, and their widows. Grants.

Smiths' Charity; --; --; The poor of the Company. Apprenticeship grants.

Strelley's Charity; 1603; Goldsmiths' Hall; Men apprenticed for 7 years in Derbyshire, Notts, and City of Worcester. Two annual payments of £10 each. Poor maimed soldiers. Annual payment of £10. Needy men in residence at the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. Exhibitions.

Good Templar and Temperance Orphanage; 1874; Marion Park, Sunbury; To rear and educate orphan boys and girls, from 2 to 16 years old, children of total abstainers.* (*No balloting or votes required, necessity being greatest recommendation).


Gordon Boys' Home; 1885; West End, Woking, Surrey. Offices, 5, York Street, St. James', S.W.; To receive poor homeless boys above the age of 13½ and train them till the age of 17 for military or naval service, or for industrial work. The Home at present has accommodation for 250 boys.

Gordon Hospital, The, for Rectal Diseases.; 1884; Vauxhall Bridge Road, S.W.; To afford medical and surgical aid to patients of box sexes and of limited means suffering from fistula, piles, or other diseases of the rectum. Where means are unequal to the cost of private treatment.

Governesses' Benevolent Institution; 1843; Head Office, Dacre House, 5, Arundel St., Strand, W.C. Home, 47, Harley Street, W. Furneaux Holiday Home, Fairmount, Shanklin, I.W. Home for the Aged, Chiselhurst. Temporary assistance to governesses in distress - elective annuities - a home for the unemployed - a holiday home - a free registration - a provident fund -  and a home for the aged.

Great Northern Central Hospital, The; 1856; Holloway Road, N.; The gratuitous relief of the sick poor, both as In- and Out-Patients.

Greenwich Mission Home and Deptford Fund Refuge; 1857; Shaftesbury House, Circus St., Greenwich; To save elder girls and young women from perilous circumstances, and rescue the fallen.

Greenwich, Royal Hospital* (*The building formerly used for the In-Pensioners is now the Royal Naval College. One portion is occupied by the Seamen's Hospital Society); 1694; Office at the Admiralty, Whitehall; To support aged and maimed seamen of the Royal Navy and Marines, and the widows of such killed for drowned in the service of the Crown; also to educate and support the sons and daughters of seamen, marines and commissioned Officers in the Royal Navy.


Grocers' and Tea-Dealers' Benevolent Protection Society; 1837; 10, Old Jewry Chambers, Bank, E.C.; To grant pensions to aged members and their widows, of from £16 to £36 per annum.

Grocers' Company's Charities:-; 1883* (*This date refers to the foundation of the charity - the Grocers' Company was founded in 1345); Grocers' Hall, Princes Street, E.C.; Two scholarships of £300 per annum each, for original research in Sanitary Science.

Almshouses; 1556* (*This date refers to the foundation of the charity - the Grocers' Company was founded in 1345); At Oundle, Northamptonshire;

Emme Bacchus' Gift* (*In abeyance during the war); 1587* (*This date refers to the foundation of the charity - the Grocers' Company was founded in 1345); Princes Street, E.C.; Exhibitions for poor scholars, four at Oxford and four at Cambridge.

Grotto Home for Working Lads; 1846; 55, Paddington St., Marylebone, W.; To assist, lodge and find employment for poor boys above school age, especially such as have left Industrial Schools and similar Institutions for younger boys.

Guards' Industrial Home for Girls; 1863; 47, Francis St., Victoria Street, S.W.; To maintain, educate, and train (up to 17 years of age) for domestic service the daughters of non-commissioned Officers and men of the Guards.

Guy's Hospital; 1724; St. Thomas's St., Southwark, S.E.; To receive and treat the sick and injured poor. 643 beds and cots. There is a private ward for paying patients.

Haberdashers' Company's Charities:-; 1448; Hall, 33, Gresham Street, E.C.;

Apprenticing, Gifts towards; --; Haberdashers' Hall.; The Company has several Gifts for this purpose for sons of members.


Aske's Charity and Grammar Schools; 1688; The Schools are at Acton, West Hampstead, and at Hatcham, New Cross, S.E.; £1500 in pensions and grant of various amounts to freemen of Company over 50 years old, and Schools

Bankes's Charity; 1716; Haberdashers; Hall.; Pensions of £10 or £5 each to 20 poor freemen of the company, and of £5 each to 20 widows; of £2 10s. each to 5 men and 5 women of St. Saviour's Parish, and 5 men and 5 women of Parish of Battersea.

Bond's Ditto; 1671; Ditto; Now affords pensions to poor freemen of Company, subscriptions to Hospitals or Infirmaries.

Bunbury Free Grammar School; 1594; Bunbury; The education of children.; Founded by Thomas Aldersey.

Clarke's Ditto; 1608; Ditto; Two exhibitions, £5 each, one at Oxford, and one at Cambridge (increased by Company to £10 each)

Culverwell's Gift; --; Ditto; Two exhibitions; £5 each, one at Oxford, and one at Cambridge, paid to nominees of the Bishop of London.

Exhibitions; --; Ditto; For children at the Schools, also for advanced students and apprentices of the Company, sons and grandsons of Liverymen.

Gourney's Ditto; --; Ditto; One of £5 per annum for a Scholar of any College at Oxford or Cambridge.

Hammond's Gift; 1638; Ditto; To 6 poor men of Company, £12 10s. each and to 3 widows £10 each.

Hazlefoot's Ditto; 1646; Ditto; To poor of Company, to 4 hospitals.

Jeston's Gift; 1622; Haberdashers' Hall, 33, Gresham St., E.C.; To poor of company, of Lambeth, of Kinver, Staffordshire, to poor clergymen of the Church of England, to Hospitals, and other poor of Company, 3 Exhibitions, £50 each, Trinity College, Cambridge, and to Convalescent Hospitals.


Jones's Preacherships; 1614; Ditto; Grants to Metropolitan incumbents for preacherships.

Peacock's, Sir Stephen, Charity; 1535; Ditto; Gifts to poor of Company.

Rainton, Sir Nicholas, Ditto; 1646; Ditto; To 25 poor men and widows, small gifts.

Trotman's Ditto; 1663; Ditto; Educational chiefly.

Whitmore's Ditto; 1613; Haberdashers' Hall, 33, Gresham St., E.C.; To clothe 10 poor widows.

Wood, W.H.; 1869; Ditto.; 3 widows' pensions, £10 each.

Hackney Carriage Proprietors Provident Institution; 1873; 141, Judd Street, W.C.; To provide annuities for aged or distressed members, of not less than 3 years' standing -  to grant pensions to widows, and to assist the children of deceased members.

Hackney College; 1803; West Hampstead; To prepare students for the Christian ministry, and to administer various Church and educational trusts.

Hambro Orphanage for Girls; 1879; Roehampton, S.W.; To provide a home training for domestic service and education for orphan and fatherless girls. Payment 13 guineas a year.

Hampstead General and North-West London Hospital; 1878 Amalgamated 1907; (In-patients dept.) Haverstock Hill, Hampstead, N.W. (Out-patients dept.) Bayham Street, Camden Town, N.W.; To receive and treat the sick and injured poor of Hampstead, Kentish Town, Gospel Oak, Highgate, Kilburn, and all the outlying North-Western Districts. Motor ambulance maintained : available for street accidents, urgent cases, etc.


Ham Yard Soup Kitchen and Hospice; 1846; Ham Yard, 16, Great Windmill Street, Haymarket, W.; To give food and shelter to the destitute, and to prevent mendicancy.

Haverstock Hill and Malden Road Provident Dispensary; 1865; 132, Malden Road, N.W.; To provide medical attendance and medicine for the sick poor, by their own monthly payments.

Heart.- National Hospital for Diseases of the Heart; 1857; Westmorland St., Marylebone, W.; To afford relief to the poor suffering from diseases of the heart.

"Hearth and Home" Guild of Aid for Gentlepeople; 1904; 33, Henrietta St., E.C.; Provides small monthly allowances, special grants, clothing and other benefits for necessitous persons of gentle birth.

Heath's Almshouses and Charity; 1648;

Hedger's Almshouses; --; Carlisle Street, Lambeth, S.E.; To afford a home to 9 aged women. Preference given to widows and daughters of old tenants of the late James Hedger.

Herefordshire Society; 1710; Temple, E.C.; To clothe and apprentice poor boys, the sons of Herefordshire parents or natives of that county.


Her Majesty's Hospital (Dr. Barnardo's Homes); 1877; 13 to 19 Stepney Causeway, E.; The treatment of orphans and destitute boys and girls in Dr. Barnardo's Homes. 9 Wards, 84 Beds.

Highgate School (Founded by Sir Roger Cholmeley.);1565; Highgate,N.; Educates 480 boys. Has 20 foundation scholarships of £24 per ann. giving free education; 8 senior foundation scholarships of £12 per annum; 3 exhibitions of £60, and 3 of £40, tenable for 3 years at University; and scholarships of £25 to £60 per annum are given from time to time, limited to boarders at the School.

Holloway and North Islington Provident Dispensary; 1840, converted 1905; Palmer Place, Holloway Rd.; and 172, Balls Pond Rd., N.; To provide medical attendance and medicine to persons not earning more than a certain specified income and not in receipt of parish relief.

Home for Aged Jews, formerly known at The Hand-in-Hand and Widows' Home Institution and Jewish Home; 1840; 105, Nightingale Lane, Balham, S.W.; To maintain and provide an asylum for decayed and aged Jewish poor who are over 60 years of age, and have resided in England at least 7 years.

Homes for Fallen and Destitute Women, and those handed over by Judges, Magistrates, etc.; 1889; Home: Drury Lane, W.C. Offices: 15, Gray's Inn Rd., Holborn.; To reclaim lost women, to provide employment for them and others that come under its influence. (A branch of St. Giles' Christian Mission)

Home and Hospital for Sick Children, with Out-Patients Department for Women and Children; 1872; Sydenham Road, Lower Sydenham, S.E.; To receive boys from up to 12 years, and girls from up to 14, requiring medical or surgical aid.


Home for Confirmed Invalids; 1842; 36, Aubert Park, and 1,2 and 3, Highbury Terrace, N.; The reception of chronic invalid women of limited means, paying not less than 21s. a week. The home has accommodation for thirty inmates at Aubert Park, and forty at Highbury Terrace.

Home for Invalid Children (Founded by late Elizabeth Ann Freeman); 1855; 70, Montpelier Road. Removed to 59, York Road, Brighton; To restore health after illness and to avert disease by medical care, good food, and sea air.

Home for Working and Destitute Lads (Dr. Barnardo's Homes); 1870; 18 to 26, Stepney Causeway, E.; To rescue and train homeless and destitute lads.

Homes : Mittendorff House (The Epsom Branch of Dr. Barnardo's Homes); 1896; Office, as above. Mittendorff House, High Road, Epsom, Surrey; To maintain and educate orphan and destitute boys, 5 to 15 years of age.

Homes for the Aged Poor; 1869; At Notting Hill, St. Peter's Park, Paddington, and West Kensington, South Norwood, and Clapham Junction; To provide a rent-free apartment for deserving poor persons above sixty years of age, whose income from every source is less than 8s. a week, or married couples 14s. a week; and to secure for them medical aid in sickness.

Homes (The) for Little Boys. Farningham and Swanley, Kent (Incorporated); 1864; Farningham and Swanley, Kent. Office, 56, 57, Temple Chambers, E.C.; For homeless and destitute boys under 10 years of age, from all parts of the world, on payment of 8s. a week, or free by election of subscribers.

Homes for Orphans (In connection with the Homes (The) for Little Boys); 1872; Office, 56, 57, Temple Chambers, Temple Avenue, E.C.; To maintain, clothe, and educate fatherless boys of respectable parentage, under 12 years of age, on payment of £25 a year.


Hopton's Almshouses; 1730; Holland Street, Blackfriars Rd., S.E.; Homes for poor decayed householders of parish of Christchurch, Blackfriars Road, and £13 per annum.

Homes for Working Boys in London; 1870; 30, Spital Square, 63, Warwick Av., W., 88, Blackfriars Rd., S., 16 Queen Sq., W.C., 14, Grove Pk., Camberwell, S.E., 14, Fournier St., E.C., 9, Wine Office Court, E.C.; To provide homes for working boys between 14 and 18 years of age, to save them  from the temptations of common lodging houses. Each boy pays from 5s. per week towards maintenance.

Homes for Working Girls in London; 1878; 10,11, and 12, Bulstrode St., W., 12 York Place, Baker St., W., 11-14, Fitzroy St., W., 8 Fitzroy Sq., W., 8, Endsleigh Gard., N.W., 28, Duncan Ter, Islington, N., 31, Draycott Avenue, Sloane Sq., S.W., 47, Princes Sq., Bayswater.; To provide homes for girls and young women employed in the workrooms, shops, Offices, etc. of the metropolis. The present Homes accommodate 550.

Homes of Hope; 1860; 4,5 & 6, Regent Square, Gray's Inn Road, W.C.; For the restoration of the first fallen and the protection of friendless, young women.

Home of the Good Shepherd; 1865; Davis Lane, Leytonstone, E.; Orphanage and Industrial Home.

Home Hospital for Women, formerly Invalid Asylum; 1825; 187, High St., Stoke Newington; Temporary Home for respectable women obliged by sickness to quit their employment.


Horses, Home of Rest for; 1886; Westcroft Farm, Cricklewood, N.W. (formerly at Acton); 1. To enable cabmen, tradesmen, and others, to procure on moderate terms or free of charge, rest for animals that are temporarily failing, and are likely to be benefited by a few weeks' rest and care. 2. To provide horses for poor persons for temporary use while their own are resting in the Home. 3. To provide an asylum for old favourites.

Hospital (Alexandra) for Children with Hip Disease; 1867; Queen Square, Bloomsbury. Clandon, Surrey; The surgical treatment of the children of the Poor suffering from Hip Disease - girls between the ages of 3 and 12 yrs - boys between 3 and 11. The Hospital has 90 beds.

Hospital (The) for Sick Children; 1852; Gt. Ormond St., W.C.; Branch Hospital, Cromwell House, Highgate, N.; 1. To provide medical treatment to the children of the poor during sickness. 2. To promote the advancement of medical science with reference to the diseases of childhood. 3. To diffuse amongst all classes of the community and chiefly among the poor a better acquaintance with the management of infants and children during illness.

Hospital Saturday Fund; 1873, Incor. 1890; 54, Gray's Inn Road, London, W.C.; To obtain subscriptions in aid of the Metropolitan Hospitals, Dispensaries, and Convalescent Homes, from Artisans and others, not reached by the Hospital Sunday Fund.

Hospital Sunday Fund; Nov., 1872; Mansion House, E.C., Office, 18, Queen Victoria Street, E.C.; To provide increased funds for the various Metropolitan Hospitals, Dispensaries, and District Nursing Associations, by collections at Churches and Chapels on one Sunday in each year.

Hospital for Diseases of the Skin, The.; 1841; 71, Blackfriars Road, S.E.; The medical treatment of the poor afflicted with cutaneous disease, gratuitously and on small payment.


Hospital (The Victoria) For Children. Homes (Convalescent) at Broadstairs, and Biggin Hill, Kent.;1866; Tite Street, Chelsea, Broadstairs, and Biggin Hill, Kent; The reception and care of sick children from infancy - boys up to the age of 12, and girls to the age of 14. The Hospital has 104 beds, 50 at Broadstairs, and 14 at Biggin.

Hostel of God (Home for the Dying); 1891; 29, North Side, Clapham Common, S.W.; Home where men and women in the last stages of illness may end their days in peace, attended by skilled nursing.

Houseboy Brigade Society; 1870; 153, Ebury St., S.W. 146 and 148, Marylebone Rd., and 22 and 23, Allsop Mews, N.W.; To train orphans or destitute boys for domestic service and useful trades. The boys earn two-thirds of their maintenance.

House of Charity for Distressed Persons in London; 1846; 1, Greek Street, Soho Square.; Temporary board and lodging for distressed persons, with a view to ultimate and permanent benefit.

House of Rest for Evangelical Christian Workers, and also a Permanent Home for Aged Female Workers; 1866; 10, Finchley Road, N.W., and Burlington Place, Eastbourne, Sussex; To afford temporary rest to any engaged in Mission Work, belonging to any Protestant Evangelical Denominations, also a Home for Aged Workers, at 10A, Finchley Road.

House of Shelter* (*suspended during the War); Feb., 1887; 3, Baggally St., Burdett Rd., E.; To help the destitute and homeless poor, and assist them to find work or to emigrate.

Houseless Poor Society; 1819; Men's Asylums, 6, Banner St., E.C., 55, Warner Place, Hackney Road, N.E., Women's, 21, Nutford Pl., W., 3, Queen St., Edgware Rd., & 39, Homer St., W. Office, 55, Bryanston St., W.; To provide warmth, food, shelter for the really homeless and destitute during winter. Inmates work towards cost of maintenance.


Howard Association; 1866; Devonshire Chambers, 43, Bishopsgate St., Without; The purpose of this institution is chiefly educational and the promotion of the best methods for the treatment and prevention of Juvenile and Adult crime.

Howard Institution; 1859; 99, Canon Street, London, E.C.; Grants pensions to widows of naval and military Officers. Allowances of not less than £40 per annum.

Huggens's College; 1844; Northfleet. Office, 3, Mitre Court Temple, E.C.; To provide pensions, with homes, and out-pensions for a limited number of ladies and gentlemen in reduced circumstances, not less than 60 years old.

Hussey's (Miss Rebecca) Book Charity; 1862; Norfolk House, Victoria Embankment.; Grants of religious and useful books to schools and other institutions in the United Kingdom.

Imperial Protestant Federation; 1896; 363, Clapham Road, S.W.; To oppose Romanism, Ritualism, Rationalism, Infidelity, and everything contrary to God's written Word.

Indian Mutiny Relief Fund; 1857; The Royal Patriotic Fund Corporation, Seymour House, 17, Waterloo Place, S.W.; For relief of the relatives of those killed during the Mutiny. Closed to new cases.

Inebriates, Home for Women, Spelthorne S. Mary and S. Bridget; 1884; Bedfont, near Feltham, Middlesex; For the treatment, spiritual, moral and physical of women who have been inebriates. The Institution is under the care of the Sisters of S. Mary the Virgin, Wantage.

Inebriates, Reformation and After-Care Association, The; Victoria House, 117, Victoria Street, S.W.; To promote the reformation and restoration of inebriates, and provide for their after-care; also to stimulate and assist all authorities in carrying out the provisions of the Inebriates Acts.

Inebriates, West Holme Home for Women; 1885; Staines Road, Hounslow; To reform inebriate women of the middle class. A few of the lower class are received as workers.


Incorporated Homes for Ladies of Limited Income; 1875; In Wandsworth. Office, 31, Park Road, Wandsworth Common. To provide homes for Protestant ladies above 50, and under 70 years of age at time of admission, with an annual income of not less than £20 or more than £50 per annum.

Infants Hospital (The); 1903; Vincent Square, Westminster; The treatment of the disorders and diseases of nutrition in infants.

Infant Orphan Asylum; 1827; Wanstead, Essex. Office, 63, Ludgate Hill, E.C.; The maintenance and education of the orphans of those once in prosperity, from their earliest infancy until 15 years of age.

Inspection of Homes Association; 1902; Victoria House, 117, Victoria Street, S.W.; To effect a voluntary coalition for the inspection of institutions engaged in the rescue, training, education and protection of women and children.

Institute of Journalists' Orphan Fund; 1891; Tudor Street, E.C.; The support and education of necessitous orphans of deceased members of the Institute.

Institute of Journalists' Provident Aid Fund; 1898; Tudor Street, E.C.; To promote providence amongst members of the Institute.

Invalid Children's Aid Association (London) Incorporated; 1888; 69, Denison House, Vauxhall Bridge Road, Westminster, S.W.; Supervision and assistance of the Invalid and Crippled Children of the London poor.

Irish Church Mission; 1849; 11, Buckingham Street, Strand, W.C.; For making known the Gospel to the Roman Catholics and others in Ireland.

Irish Distressed Ladies' Fund; 1887; 7A, Lower Grosvenor Place, S.W.; The relief of ladies who were left provided for by changes on Irish landed property, owing to the non-receipt of their incomes, are in absolute poverty.


Ironmongers' Company's Charities:-; ; Ironmongers' Hall, 117½, Fenchurch Street, E.C.; The following are some of the Company's Charities:-

Betton's Charity; 1723; Ditto.; Provides funds for repair of Church of England schools in the city and suburbs of London, and in England and Wales, in sums of from £5 to £20 per annum each.

Ditto; 1723; Ditto; Provides pensions of £10 to £20 per annum for freemen of Company, their widows and children.

Chapman's Charity; 1579; Ditto; Two Divinity exhibitions at Oxford University of £5 each.

Dane's (Margaret) Charity; 1279; Ditto; Two exhibitions one at Merton College, Oxford, and one at St. Peter's College, Cambridge.

Ditto; --; Ditto; Gifts to poor maids on marriage.

Geffery's Almshouses and Charity; 1703; Mottingham, Kent; Homes and pensions for poor.

Hallwood's Charity (Supplemented); 1622; Ironmongers' Hall; Four exhibitions of £30 each to poor scholars in Divinity at Universities, two at Oxford and two at Cambridge.

Lewen's Almshouses; 1555; Ditto; Homes for 4 poor Freemen of Ironmongers' Company, each of whom receives £10 annually.

Ditto Charity (Supplemented); --; Ditto; Two exhibitions at Universities of £30 each, one at Oxford and one at Cambridge.

Handson's Ditto (Supplemented); 1653; Ditto; Gives to 20 poor widows of the Company, £2 each.

Westwood's Charity; 1878; Ditto; Grants to widows and daughters of freemen inmates of the almshouses.

Wild's Charity; 1846; Ditto; Grants to inmates of the Almshouses not free of the Company.

Islington Dispensary; 1821; 303, Upper St., Islington; To provide medical and surgical aid to the poor, visiting them at their own homes when necessary, if within the district, also where medical Officer deems necessary supplying relief in kind. To help poor women and children not benefited by Insurance Act.


Italian Benevolent Society, and Home for Aged Poor; 1861; 2, Parton Street, Red Lion Sq., W.C.; To relieve poor Italians - to procure them employment - to assist the distressed back to Italy. Home also provided in which aged poor have use of a room free, and weekly aid, coal and gas gratis.

Italian Hospital; 1884; Queen Square, Bloomsbury, W.C.; For the maintenance and medical treatment of persons suffering sickness or bodily infirmity, without distinctions of nationality or creed, preference given to Italians.

Jewish - Anglo-Jewish Association; 1871; 85, London Wall, E.C.; To protect Jewish civil and political rights, and to promote Jewish education in foreign parts.

Jewish Faith. - Society for Relieving Aged Needy of the Jewish Faith; 1829; 140, Leadenhall St., E.C.; To give pensions not exceeding 5s. a week to poor Jews and Jewesses, aged 60 years and upwards.

Jewish Poor, Board of Guardians for Relief of; 1859; Bishopsgate, E.; To give money, provisions and medical aid, and to lend money, sewing-machines, etc., to Jewish poor (among whom it acts as a Mendicity Society). It also assists emigrants and apprentices youths.

Jews. - City of London Benevolent Society for Assisting Jewish Widows in Distress; 1867; 4, Great Prescot Street, E.; To relieve poor distressed Jewish widows, with pensions of 5s. a week for 13 weeks, and £1 bonus at the expiration of that time. Special grants for monetary relief.

Jews' Deaf and Dumb Home; 1865; The Grange, 101, Nightingale Lane, Wandsworth Common, S.W.; To support and train deaf mute Jewish children to read from the lips of others, and to speak audibly, also to give general instruction to other deaf mute children, and apprentice them to a trade.

Jews' Emigration Society; 1852; 20, Bucklersbury, London, E.C.; To assist unsuccessful Jews to emigrate to less-crowded fields of labour.

Jews' Free School; 1817; Bell Lane, Spitalfields; To educate poor Jewish boys and girls.


Jews' Hospital and Orphan Asylum; 1795; West Norwood. Office, 31, Duke Street, Aldgate; For the support of the aged and the maintenance, education, and employment of youth.

Jews' Infant Schools; 1841; Commercial St., Spitalfields and Buckle Street, Whitechapel, E.; To instruct the young.

Jewish Lads' Brigade; 1897; Camperdown House, Aldgate, E.; To instil habits of orderliness, cleanliness, and honour into the rising generation of the Jewish community.

Jews' Temporary Shelter; 1885; 82, Leman St., Whitechapel, E.; To provide strangers with board and lodgings for a few days, and to protect them from being imposed on.

Job and Postmasters', Coach Proprietors', Horse Dealers', and Livery Stable Keepers' (of England) Provident Fund; 1839; Tattersall's, Knightsbridge. Office, 120, Queen Victoria Street, E.C.; To relieve members and their widows and orphans in distress.

John Groom's Crippleage formerly known as The Watercress and Flower Girls' Christian Mission; 1866; The Crippleage, Sekforde St., Clerkenwell, E.C.; To assist the poor street-hawkers of flowers and watercress. Orphanage for 250 little girls. Blind and Crippled Girls' Industrial Training Homes.

Jubilee Training Home; 1887; 7, Parson's Green, Fulham, S.W. Office, 200, Euston Road, N.W.; To train for service respectable girls rescued from dangerous moral surroundings.

Kensington Branch of Girls' Friendly Society and Female Servants' Home and Registry; 1878; 7, Upper Phillomore Place, High St., Kensington; A temporary home and registry for pupil teachers, shop assistants, dressmakers and servants seeking engagements.

Kensington and Fulham General Hospital; 1887; Richmond Road, Earl's Court, S.W.; To supply medical and surgical aid to necessitous poor. Paying patients received.


Kensington Dispensary and Children's Hospital; 1840; 49 & 51, Church St., Kensington, W.; To give medical and surgical aid to the sick poor not receiving parish relief, at the Dispensary, or, if needed, at their own homes, if within the district of the Charity, and treat children in the Hospital.

Kilburn, Maida Vale, and St. John's Wood General Dispensary; 1862; 13, Kilburn Park Road, N.W.; To give gratuitous medical aid to sick poor, both at the dispensary and their own habitations.

King Edward Certified Industrial Schools, for Girls; 1848; Andrew's Road, Cambridge Heath. Office, 6, Lime St., E.C.; Educates, feeds, and clothes, and places out at service, girls from six to sixteen years of age.

King Edward's Hospital Fund for London; 1897; 7, Walbrook, E.C.; To secure more efficient support for the Hospitals of London, and thus to commemorate the sixtieth anniversary of their accession of her late Majesty Queen Victoria.

King Edward's Schools (Bridewell Royal Hospital); 1830 1553; Boys' School at Witley, near Godalming, Surrey. Girls' School in St. George's Rd., Southwark, S.E.; For the maintenance, education, and industrial training of 470 destitute children of both sexes between 11 and 15 years old.

King's College Hospital; 1839; Denmark Hill, S.E.; To give in- and out-door medical and surgical aid to the poor.

King's College Hospital Convalescent Home; 1878; Hemel Hempstead, Herts.; To assist convalescent patients. It has 40 beds.

Kingsdown Orphanage (Mrs. Ginever's Homes); 1874; 160 & 162 Hornsey Lane, Highgate, N.; Girls' Orphanage

Kingsdown Orphanage (Mrs. Ginever's Homes); 1883; 29, Pemberton Gardens, N.; Boys' Home


Kyble Society; 1876; 92, Victoria St., S.W.; To bring beauty home to the people by decorating Institutions, laying out open spaces, distributing books, and organizing free performances of music.

Ladies' Charity School (for Training Girls as Servants); 1702; Powis Gardens, Notting Hill; For educating, clothing, maintaining, and training for domestic service the daughters of respectable parents in necessitous circumstances.

Ladies' Home; 1859; 53, Abbey Road, St. John's Wood, N.W.; Affords board, lodging, and medical attendance to ladies on payment of 14s.-18s. per week, whose income is between £40 and £80 per annum. Ladies over 70 or with chronic illness are ineligible.

Lady Margaret Hospital; 1903; Camberwell, S.E., and Bromley, Kent; Healing of the sick.

Ladies' Samaritan Society (in connection with National Hospital for the Paralyzed and Epileptic); 1861; National Hospital, Queen Square, Bloomsbury, W.C.; To aid by sending patients to Convalescent Homes, etc.

Ladies' Society for the Assistance of Ladies in Reduced Circumstances; 1887; 192, Lancaster Road, North Kensington, W.; To help ladies in reduced circumstances.

Lambeth Pension Society; 1826; 113, Clapham Road; To grant permanent pensions to decayed householders of the Borough of Lambeth. Reduced to one-third at the age of 70.

Latymer Road Mission (Incorporated with the Ragged School Union); 1862; Blechynden St., Notting Hill; Provides a day nursery for infants - Sunday schools - gospel services - evening shelter for boys - recreative clubs and classes - wood chopping, etc. Branch Ward, Fordham Union, 1, Walmer Road.

Law Association; 1817; 3, Gray's Inn Place, Gray's Inn, W.C.; The relief of the widows and families of solicitors in the Metropolis.


Law Clerks. - United Law Clerks Society; 1832; 2, Stone Buildings, Lincoln's Inn, W.C.; To assist members when deprived of health by means of sick and superannuation allowances; to relieve distressed members, their widows and families, and also non-members and their widows.

League of Mercy, The; 1899 by Royal Charter; 29, Southampton Street, Strand, London, W.C.; To promote the welfare of Hospitals, by obtaining small subscriptions for the support of King Edward's Hospital Fund. Grants are also made to country and cottage Hospitals in country Districts where The League is well supported, and in 1915 Grants to the amount of £2878 were allocated.

Leathersellers' Company's Charities:-; 1444; Leathersellers' Hall, St. Helen's Place, Bishopsgate Street, E.C.; Grants to aged poor freemen and widows of freemen.

Leathersellers' Almshouses; 1544, 1838, 1851; Barnet, Middlesex; Almshouses for 7 poor aged freemen and 13 aged widows of freemen of Company.

Elliott's Charity; 1605; Leathersellers Hall; One Exhibition for a poor scholar at one of the Universities of Cambridge or Oxford.

Holmden's Ditto; 1619; -- ; One Ditto.

Humble's Ditto; 1638; --; Two Ditto.

Moseley's Ditto; 1617; --; One Ditto.

Rogers's Ditto; 1601; --; Four Ditto.

Leather and Hide Trades' Provident and Benevolent Institution; 1860; 7, Denham St., London Bridge, S.E.; To relieve aged and infirm members of the leather, hide, tanning, currying, leather-dressing, leather-manufacturing, and shoe mercery trades by pensions of £40 and £30, of £25 and £20 to their widows, and also of £6 to orphans.


Lebanon Hospital (The) for Mental Diseases (Asfureiyeh, near Beyrout, Syria); 1896; Central Office, 35, Queen Victoria Street, London, E.C.; An asylum fro the humane and intelligent treatment of the mentally afflicted in the East, irrespective of creed or nationality. The only one between Cairo and Constantinople.

Licensed Victuallers' Asylum; 1827; Asylum Road. Office, Old Kent Road; To receive and maintain for life necessitous aged members, and their wives or widows.

Licensed Victuallers' Permanent Fund and School; 1794; 127, Fleet Street. School at Kennington Lane, Lambeth; To relieve poor members, their wives and widows, and to educate their children.

Limehouse Philanthropic Society; 1837; Secretary's address, Copenhagen Wharf, Limehouse, E.; To relieve the poor of Limehouse and its vicinity during the winter months.

Linen and Woollen Drapers, Silk Mercers, Lacemen, Haberdashers, and Hosiers' Institution and Cottage Homes, The (Homes incorporated 1899); 1832; Atlantic House, Holborn Viaduct, E.C.; To render pecuniary assistance to members and their widows and orphans, when in necessitous circumstances, sick allowance and free medical attendance for members resident in London. Cottage Homes for 52 aged Pensioners at Mill Hill, near Hendon, Middlesex.

Literary Association of the Friends of Poland; 1832; 10, Duke Street, St. James's, S.W.; To diffuse information about Poland to relieve poor and sick Polish refugees and to assist them to emigrate.

Livingstone College (now being used as a Military Hospital); 1893, Incor. 1900; Livingstone College, Leyton. N.E.; For the instruction of Foreign Missionaries in the elements of Medicine and Surgery. The St. James the Less Medical Mission, Bethnal Green, E., is connected with Livingstone College.

Lloyd's Patriotic Fund; 1803; At Brook House, Walbrook, E.C.; For the relief of soldiers, seamen, and marines disabled in action, and of widows or dependent relatives of Officers and men whose deaths were due to service; also the education of children of such Officers and men.


London Lock (Female) Hospital and Rescue Home; 1746; Harrow Road, W.; The treatment of in-patients (females exclusively) suffering from venereal diseases.

London Lock (Male) Hospital; 1862; 91, Dean Street, Soho, W.; The treatment of males as In-patients and of both males and females as Out-patients, suffering from venereal diseases.

London Aged Christian Society; 1826; Denison House, Vauxhall Bridge Road, Victoria, S.W.; To grant pensions of 10s. to 15s. per month to Christian poor, of either sex (not having than 13s. weekly income) aged upwards of 60 years, and resident within five miles of St. Paul's.

London Almshouses; 1832; Ferndale Road, Brixton; For householders who have been householders 7 years in the City of London, and over 60 years of age, and their wives; also for their widows and unmarried daughters over 55 years.

London Biblewomen and Nurses Mission; 1857; Ranyard House, 25, Russell Sq., W.C.; To supply Mission workers and District Nurses for the poor of London.

London City Mission; 1835; 3, Bridewell Place, Blackfriars, E.C.* (*The Society has seaside Homes for its Missionaries at Ventnor, Isle of Wight, at Folkestone and at Worthing); To afford religious instruction to the inhabitants of London and its vicinity, especially to the poor, by means of lay missionaries.

London Diocesan Church School Association; 1839; Church House, Dean's Yard, S.W.; The maintenance of Church Schools; examination in religious knowledge of primary Church Schools and of their pupil teachers.


London Diocesan Church Building Society; 1854; 46A, Pall Mall, S.W.; Building and enlarging churches, endowment of church, purchasing sites, providing parsonage houses, etc.

London Diocesan Church Lads' Brigade Cadet Force; 1891; 7, John Street, Adelphi, W.C.; Is to unite the lads of the Diocese, to keep them in attachment to our Lord and His Church - and to promote habits of reverence, obedience, self-control, and all that will make them Christian men.

London Diocesan Council for Preventive, Rescue, and Penitentiary Work; 1889; 5A, Bourdon St., Berkeley Sq., W.; To unite under a Central Representative Authority Preventive, Rescue and Penitentiary work in London, to train workers, give advise, grants etc.

London Diocesan Council for the Welfare of Lads; 1884; 7, John Street, Adelphi, W.C.; To promote the formation and development of, and to foster all movements for the welfare of boys.

London Diocesan Boy Scout Corp.; 1909; Ditto; To organise the Boy Scout movement on Church lines. Affiliated to the Boy Scouts Association.

London Diocesan Home Mission; 1857; The Church House, Dean's Yard, S.W.; To supply missionary clergy in overgrown districts in the Diocese of London, with a view to the formation of new parishes.

London Diocesan Penitentiary House of Mercy; 1855; House of Mercy, North Hill, Highgate, N.; The rescue and restoration of fallen women.

London Diocesan Police Court Mission of the Church of England Temperance Society; 1888; St. Augustine House, 89, Southampton Row.; Rescue and preventive work in and out of the police courts, and the London diocese.

London Dispensary; 1777; 27, Fournier St., Spitalfields, E.; To provide gratuitous medicine and medical attendance for the sick poor of the district.

London Domestic Mission Society; 1835; George's Row, City Rd. Rhyl Street, Kentish Town, and Bell Street, Edgware Rd.; The improvement of the moral and religious character of the neglected poor and the amelioration of their condition. The Missions are conducted on purely unsectarian lines.


London Female Guardian Society; 1807; 191, High St., Stoke Newington, N.; To provide an asylum for the rescue, reclamation, and protection of betrayed and fallen women, and to train them for domestic service. The inmates receive the benefits of the Charity for not less than eighteen months.

London Female Penitentiary; 1807; Ditto; "The London Female Penitentiary" and "The Guardian Society" were united under the title of "The London Female Guardian Society" in 1891.

London Female Preventive and Reformatory Institution ("Friendless and Fallen"), Jubilee Training Home and Night Refuge, and Midnight Meeting Movement; 1857; Central Home, and Office, 200, Euston Road, N.W.; To afford shelter to friendless young women of good character, and to seek the reclamation of the fallen.

London Homoeopathic Hospital; 1849; Gt. Ormond St., W.C. Convalescent Home, 36, Enys Road, Eastbourne.; A general hospital for men, women and children. To afford homoeopathic treatment to sick poor.

London Hospital; 1740; Whitechapel Rd., E.; To cure and relieve the sick or injured poor. Maintains 922 beds.

London Hospital ("Marie Celeste") Samaritan Society; 1791; London Hospital, Whitechapel Road, E.; To assist London Hospital Patients to procure requisite surgical appliances, and to send convalescents to seaside or country, and provide necessitous mothers with milk, food, clothing etc.

London Meat Trades and Drovers Benevolent Association; 1844; Cattle Market, Islington, N. Office, 2,3,4, Cheapside, E.C.; To provide almshouses and other benefits for all classes connected with the meat or live cattle trade.

London Missionary Society; 1795; Mission House, 16, New Bridge Street, E.C.; To spread the knowledge of Christ among heathen and other unenlightened nations.


London Orphan School, Watford; 1813; Watford, Herts. Office, 5, Crosby Sq., Bishopgate, E.C.; To maintain, clothe and educate fatherless boys and girls, respectably descended from all parts of the British Empire. Eligible children can be admitted on payment of a fixed sum, according to age, or by annual payment guaranteed by a public or corporate body.

London over the Border Church Fund (late Bishop of St.Alban's Fund); 1878; The Church-House, 88, Romford Rd., Stratford, E.; To relieve the spiritual wants of that portion of the extreme East of the Metropolis, known as "London over the Border," which is in the diocese of Chelmsford, and for the district round Tilbury Docks.

London Schools Dinner Association, incorporated with The Board School Children's Free Dinner Fund; 1889; 32, John Street, Theobald's Rd., W.C.; To generally benefit necessitous children.

London Skin Hospital; 1887; 40, Fitzroy Sq., W.; The treatment of skin affections. Free to the necessitous, but others are expected to contribute according to their means.

London Society for Promoting Christianity amongst the Jews; 1809; 16, Lincoln's Inn Fields, W.C.; The oldest Church Society working amongst Jews, at home and abroad, and the pioneer of Industrial and Medical Missions.

London Throat Hospital, amalgamated with the Throat Hospital, Golden Square; 1887; 204, Gt. Portland Street, W., and 72, Bolsover St., W.; The treatment of diseases of the throat, nose and ear. Patients in employment are expected to make some contribution towards expense of medicine. Free to the necessitous.

Lord's Day, Society for Promoting the Observance of the; 1831; 18, Buckingham St., Strand, W.C.; To promote due observance of the Lord's Day, by means of books, public meetings, etc.

Luther Memorial Home for Protestant Ladies of Slender Income; 1883; 120, Ledbury Rd., Bayswater, W.; To assist Protestant Ladies of Church of England in reduced circumstances, not having more than £60 per annum, and not being less than 50 years of age.


Lying-In:- City of London Living-In Hospital; 1750, Rebuilt 1907; City Road, corner of Old St.; The delivery of poor married women, both as In- and Out-patients - also for the training of midwives and monthly nurses.

Magdalen Hospital; 1758; Drewstead Road, Streatham, S.W.; To receive and maintain penitent fallen women gratis, and train them for domestic service.

Maida Hill Boy's Home, Young Men's Club, and Ragged School; 1846; 95, North Street, Maida Hill, N.W.; Working boys and Young Men's Club and Ragged School.

Main Memorial Home (now called Home for Deserted Mothers); 1864; 49, Cartwright Gardens, W.C.; To receive previously respectable women, members of a first illegitimate child, and to enable them to support themselves and their infants.

Mansion House Council of Health and Housing. Now the London Branch of the National League for Physical Education and Improvement.; 1883; 4, Tavistock Square, W.C.; Promotion of Sanitation among the dwellings of the working classes, to promote and assist Health Societies for the checking of tuberculous and infantile mortality, and to propagate general personal hygiene.

Mansion House Funds; --; Mansion House, E.C.; Funds in aid of sufferers by great calamities, or for relief of widespread temporary distress, are generally promoted by the Lord Mayor, and subscriptions received at the Mansion House.

Margaret Street Hospital for Consumption - (For Out-Patients) - Sanatoriums at Hastings (for Men); 1847; 26, Margaret Street, Cavendish Square, W.; The medical relief of poor persons suffering from consumption and diseases of the chest.

Marine Society; 1756; Training-ship Warspite, off Greenhithe. Office, Clark's Place, Bishopsgate; To train poor boys, of good character only, for the Royal Navy and Merchant Service. Also grants £10 gratuities annually to widows of naval captains, commanders, and lieutenants.


Marshall's Charity; 1627; 9, Newcomen St., Southwark, S.E.; For augmentation of poor livings, in conjunction with Governors of Queen Anne's Bounty Fund; and for assisting in the erection or endowment of new churches in the patronage of the Bishop; also for assisting in restoring old churches in the counties of Kent, Surrey, and Lincoln that are in the patronage of the Bishop.

Master Bakers' Pension and Almshouse Society, London; 1832; Almshouses at Lea Bridge Road; To provide homes and pensions in and out of doors for aged and decayed master bakers, or the widows of such.

Maternity Charity and District Nurses' Home, The; 1889; Howard's Road, Plaistow, E.; Lansdowne Rd. Tidal Basin, E., Katherine Rd., Burges Rd., East Ham and Longbridge Rd., Barking; 1. To provide for the poor of the neighbourhood, without distinction of creed, nursing in their own homes in maternity and other cases. 2. To train women of every social class in nursing, and to prepare them for the London Obstetrical Society's examination.

Maundy - His Majesty's Royal Maundy Gifts; 1363; Royal Almonry. Office: 7, Dean's Yard, Westminster, S.W.; To give, on the day before Good Friday in each year, to as many poor of each sex as are equal in number to the years of His Majesty's life, allowances in lieu of clothing and provisions, also silver pence, equal to the years of His Majesty's life.

Maurice Girls' Home and Industrial School - Incorporated with Church of England Waifs and Strays* (*This Home was taken over by the Waifs and Strays Society in May, 1913); 1867; 7, Mattock Lane, Ealing, W.; To lodge, clothe, and educate destitute girls not convicted of crime.

Medical Aid Society for Necessitous Gentlewomen; 1879; 7, St. Katherine's Precincts, Gloucester Gate, N.W.; To provide gratuitous medical aid and medicines to ladies in reduced circumstances.


Medical - (Royal) Medical Benevolent Fund. see Widows and Orphans of Medical Men; 1836; 11, Chandos St., W.; To relieve, by immediate grants and by annuities, poor medical men, their widows and orphans. The R.N.B. Guild is the Ladies Branch of the Fund; Hon. Sec., 100, Harley Street, W.

Medical Missionary Association, London; 1878; 49, Highbury Park, N.; To train and support Medical Missionary Students, and to promote Medical Missions at Home and Abroad.

Medical - London Medical Mission; 1871; Short's Gardens, Endell Street, St. Giles's and Branch at 123, Lambeth Walk.; To provide medical and surgical aid for the sick poor, and to carry the Gospel tidings into the Homes. Has a Home for convalescents at Folkestone and a Holiday House for children, at Brasted Chart, Kent.

Mendicity, London; 1818; 9, Red Lion Sq., W.C.; 1. Apprehending Street Impostors. 2. Investigating Begging Letters. 3. Distributing Food Tickets. 4. Rescuing Begging Children.

Mental (The) Aftercare Association for Poor Persons Convalescent or Recovered from Institutions for the Insane.; 1879; Church House, Dean's Yard, Westminster, S.W.; To assist in various ways recovered cases on leaving Asylums for the Insane.

Mercers' Company's Charities:-; --; Mercers' Hall, Ironmonger Lane, E.C.; As the Mercers' Co. supply no information, the following particulars are subject to revision.

Apprentices, Several Gifts for Binding; --; Ditto; To apprentice lads, preferentially from the counties of Wilts and Gloucester, to different trades by paying for them their apprentice fees.

Banck's Charity; 1619; Ditto; For loans to 2 poor young men of Mercers' Company, and other purposes.

Barrett's Ditto; 1584; Ditto; One exhibition, for a poor scholar at Magdalen College, Oxford, of £20.


Bennett's Charities; 1616; Mercers' Hall, Ironmonger Lane, E.C.; To aid poor and aged of Wallingford, 4 of Mercers' Company, 12 poor debtors in London prisons, and for vagrant poor etc.

Chertsey's Ditto.; 1555; Ditto; For three poor freemen of Company.

Debtors', Poor, Ditto; --; Ditto; To relieve poor debtors.

Fishborne's Charity and Grammar School; 1625; Ditto; To pay for sermons, to lend sums to young men, to clothe poor, and to maintain Grammar School at Huntingdon.

Gresham College Lectures and Almshouses; 1575; Ditto; Four lectures, for 8 almshouses, £50 a year for relief of poor prisoners, and £20 to each of 5 hospitals.

Horsham Free School; 1532; Ditto; To educate 80 poor boys of Horsham, Sussex.

Loans to Young Men; --; Ditto; To assist young men of Mercers' Company in commencing business. (There are several charities for this purpose.)

Mercers' Grammar School; 1542; Barnard's Inn, Holborn, E.C.; To provide free instruction, ultimately for 300 boys. The present school was opened in 1894.

Mico's (Lady) Almshouses.; 1670; Stepney Churchyard; For 9 widows of freemen of the City, over 50 years, each of whom receives £30 per annum.

Morley's Charity; --; Mercers' Hall; To support 4 poor persons.

North's (Lady) Charity; 1574; Ditto; Four exhibitions of £25 each to University, tenable for 5 years either at Oxford or Cambridge.

Robinson's Charity; 1618; Mercers' Hall, Ironmonger Lane, E.C.; Four exhibitions of £40 each to University.

St. Paul's School* (*This school, founded AD 1509, by John Colet, D.D., Dean of St. Paul's, is now governed under the provisions of a Scheme of the Charity Commissioners, dated June 16th, 1879. It has several Exhibitions and Scholarships tenable at the Universities of Oxford or Cambridge - also several School Prizes); 1509; Hammersmith Rd., West Kensington (Removed in 1884 from St. Paul's Churchyard); To educate 153 Foundation Scholars, elected by open competition, and a variable number of Capitation Scholars who pay a Tuition Fee of £24 9s. a year. Foundation Scholars are exempt from the Tuition and Entrance Fees. Capitation Scholars have to pay an Entrance Fee of £1.


Trinity Hospital, or Norfolk College; 1613; Greenwich; To support a warden and 70 pensioners of Greenwich and of Shottesham, Norfolk.

Walthall's Charity; --; Mercers' Hall; Three poor scholars of Cambridge £14 each to assist them in taking their M.A. degree.

Whittington's College Almshouses; 1421; Highgate; To receive and support in- and out-pensioners appointed by Mercers' Company. Inmates receive £30 per annum.

Merchant Taylors' Company's Charities:-; 1267; Hall, 30, Threadneedle St., E.C.

Merchant Taylors' Almshouses; 1593; Lee, Kent. (Removed to Lee in 1825); To support 30 poor widows of deceased members of the Company over 54 years of age, and two widows of the parish of St. Botolph, Aldgate.

Merchant Taylors' School; 1561; Charterhouse Sq., E.C. (Removed to this site in 1875); To educate boys nominated by members of the Court of Merchant Taylors' Company, on payment of 12 or 15 gs. per annum. Has numerous exhibitions and scholarships to the Universities, varying in value from £10 to £100 per annum each.

Metal Trades' Pension Society, The Royal; 1843; 195, Upper Thames Street, E.C.; For granting pensions not exceeding 25 guineas each to deserving and necessitous members of these trades, and their widows; also temporary relief from a fund designated the Ball Fund.

Metropolitan Association for Befriending Young Servants; 1874; Central Office, Denison House, Vauxhall Bridge Road, Victoria, 29 branches; To provide friendly guidance for young servants, girls leaving Poor Law Schools, and other needing help, and watch over them during changes of situation.

Metropolitan Benefit Societies Asylum; 1829; Balls Pond Road, Islington, N. Office, 25, Forburg Rd., Stoke Newington.; For the reception and partial maintenance of aged persons of both sexes, members of Metropolitan Friendly or Benefit Societies, within 20 miles of St. Paul's.


Metropolitan Convalescent Institution; 1840; Adults, Walton-on-Thames. Children, Broadstairs. Seaside Branches for Adults, Bexhill and Littlecommon. Offices, 14, Victoria Street, S.W.; To receive free of charge poor convalescent patients from the various London hospitals, dispensaries, and from their own unhealthy and ill-provided homes.

Metropolitan Dispensary, Cripplegate's; 1779; 9, Fore Street, Cripplegate; To give medicine and attendance to the poor.

Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association; 1859; 70, Victoria St., Westminster, S.W.; The erection and maintenance of street drinking-fountains and cattle-troughs.

Metropolitan Hospital; 1836; Kingsland Road, N.E. Has a Convalescent home at Cranbrook, Kent.; The immediate relief of the sick poor of every nation without the delay of any letter of recommendation. Entirely free to the sick and necessitous poor. Unendowed and supported by voluntary contributions. The training of nurses.

Metropolitan Prisoners' Aid Society; 1864, Incor. 1906; 44, Burton Street, W.C.; To assist prisoners and their families, especially male prisoners discharged from Pentonville.

Metropolitan and City Police Orphanage; 1870; Wellesley House, Twickenham, S.W.; To receive, educate and assist the destitute orphan children of the Metropolitan and City of London Police forces.

Metropolitan Public Gardens Association; 1882; 83, Lancaster Gate, W.; To acquire and lay out open spaces, public gardens, children's playgrounds, to establish gymnasia, window gardens, and swimming-baths, in poor districts of London and its suburbs. *This Association, since October, 1882, has opened over 118 gardens and playgrounds for public recreation, and promoted schemes for the acquisition of a far larger number, securing the funds required from public bodies and private subscriptions; found employment for many hundred men, planted trees and placed several thousand seats in the thoroughfares and public spaces, encouraged the provision of outside window gardens and contributed towards many other improvements conducing to the health and enjoyment of the industrial classes and the poor of the metropolis.


Metropolitan Tabernacle Almshouses; 1832; Elephant Road, Walworth, S.E.; Homes for 17 aged females, members of the Church worshipping at the Tabernacle, Newington.

Metropolitan Visiting and Relief Association; 1843; 46A, Pall Mall, S.W.; For visiting, relieving, and improving the poor of the Metropolis, irrespective of creed, by unpaid visitors, under the direction of the Bishops and Clergy.

Mico Charity, Lady; 1835; 1, Broad Street Place, E.C.; To educate the coloured population of the British Colonies.

Middlesex Hospital (The). Convalescent Home, Clacton-on-Sea; 1745. Incor. 1836, Enlarged 1848; Mortimer Street, Berners Street, W. Trained Nurses' Institution, 17, Cleveland Street, W.; To receive and treat the sick and injured poor. The Hospital contains 350 Beds, in addition to which there is a wing for incurable Male and Female Cancer patients, containing 90 beds.

Midnight Meeting Movement; 1859; 200, Euston Rd., N.W.; To Mission the streets at night, and hold midnight and other meetings of young women and girls (both in London and the Provinces) with a view to their reclamation.

Mildmay Foundations; 1869; Office, Conference Hall, Mildmay Park, N.; Comprise Conference Hall - Deaconess' House and Parochial Missions - 2 Hospitals - Medical Mission - Training Home for Foreign Missions - Nurses' House - Creche - Refuge.

Mildmay Mission to the Jews; 1876; Central Hall, Philpot Street, E.; Mission work to the Jews in Great Britain and abroad, the distribution of Hebrew New Testaments throughout the world - Home for poor Jewish Children. Has a Convalescent Home for poor Jewish patients. Has 19 missionaries in Russia.


Miller General Hospital (The), for South East London (with which is incorporated the Royal Kent Dispensary); 1783; Greenwich Road; To treat the sick poor.

Milliners' and Dressmakers' Provident, etc., Institution; 1849; 65, Great Portland Street, W.; To aid milliners and dressmakers, who are members of the Society, in sickness or necessity, and by permanent relief in old age.

Ministers' Friend or Associate Fund; 1823; Memorial Hall, Farringdon St., E.C.; To help Congregational ministers having small salaries.

Missionary Leaves Association; 1870; 20, Compton Ter., Upper Street, Islington, N.; To asssist the Native Clergy and Missionaries of the Church Missionary Society.

Model Soup Kitchen; 1846; 357, Euston Rd. and 44, Warren St., N.W.; To feed the poor during the winter months, special attention being paid to homeless children.

Monoux Almshouses; 1527; 195, Hoe St., Walthamstow; Homes for 9 poor men and 4 women.

Monoux (Sir George) Grammar School; 1527, recon. 1884; High Street, Walthamstow. Office, 44, Grosvenor Park Rd.; Middle Class Education. Has 30 free scholarships, 25 of which are confined to candidates from public Elementary Schools.

Moravian Missions; 1732; 32, Fetter Lane, E.C.; To spread the knowledge of the Gospel in foreign lands, especially countries not sufficiently administered by other Missions.

Moravian Missions, London Association in Aid of; 1817; 7, New Court, Lincoln's Inn, W.C.; To aid the Moravian Mission funds.


Modern College; 1695; Blackheath, Kent; Provides home and £110 a year for decayed merchants over 50 years old, single men or widowers, members of the Church of England; 125 out-pensions of £80 a year, and under, and 10 pensions of £30 a year for widows of decayed merchants.

Motherless Children, Homes for; 1896; Girls' - The Roystons, Grove Park, Chiswick, W. Boys - Victoria Lodge, Hounslow and "Lyndhurst", 34, Uxbridge Road, Hanwell and "The Ferns", Warwick Road, Ealing.; For reception of motherless children from 2 years of age and upwards, on payment of about 5s. 6d. weekly.

Mount Vernon Hospital for Consumption and Diseases of the Chest, The; 1860; Northwood, Middlesex. Outpatients' Department and Office, 7, Fitzroy Sq., W.; The treatment of all kind of chest diseases. Cases of tuberculosis of the joints, etc., also received.

National Association for the Employment of Ex-Soldiers; 1885; 119, Victoria St., S.W. Has 111 Branches in United Kingdom and South Africa.; To obtain employment for Reserve and time-expired Soldiers of good character only.

National Association for Promoting the Welfare of the Feeble-Minded; 1895; Princess Christian's Farm Colony, Hildenborough, Kent. Denison House, 296, Vauxhall Bridge Road, S.W.; To ensure voluntary aid and personal service for the feeble-minded. 3 Homes for boys, and 2 Homes for girls and women, and 25 affiliated Homes. Provision also made for cases of the better social class in reduced circumstances.

National Benevolent Institution; 1812; 65, Southampton Row, Bloomsbury Sq., W.C.; For granting pensions of £20 to £40 per annum to distressed members of the upper and middle classes of society who have attained 60 years.


National Book Trade Provident Society; 1902; 133-136, Moorgate Station Chambers, London, E.C.; For the relief of members, their widows and children.

National Canine Defence League; 1891; 27, Regent St., London, S.W.; To protect dogs from cruelty and ill-usage of every kind.

National Children's Home and Orphanage; 1869; Bonner Rd., N.E. Edgworth, nr. Bolton, Lancs. Farnborough, Hants. Ramsey, I. of M. New Oscott, nr. Birmingham. Alverstoke, Hants. Chipping Norton, Oxon. Frodsham, Harpenden, Herts. Bramhope (Yorks.). Cardiff, Oxted (Sur.), & Hamilton, Canada; To rescue and train orphans and other children who are in poverty or moral peril, and to place them out in life after suitable training. Special provision for cripples and early cases of consumption.

National Church League (including Church of England League, and Nat. Prot. Ch. Union); 1835; 82, Victoria St., S.W.; To educate the people in the principles and history of the Reformation, and maintain purity of Faith in the Church of England.

National Dental Hospital. Dental department of the University College Hospital.; 1861; Great Portland St., W.; For the gratuitous relief of the poor suffering from diseases and irregularities of the teeth and deformities of the mouth.

National Hospital for the Paralysed and Epileptic (Albany Memorial). - (Incorporated by Royal Charter); 1859; Queen Square, Bloomsbury, W.C. Convalescent Home, East Finchley, N.; To afford medical and surgical relief to In- and Out-patients afflicted with paralysis, epilepsy, and kindred nervous diseases. There is also a Pension Fund.

National Industrial Home for Crippled Boys; 1865; Woolsthorpe House, Wright's Lane, High St., Kensington, W.; To feed, clothe, educate, and teach trades to crippled boys from all parts of the kingdom, between the ages of 13½ and 17 years on admission.* (*Addition of Shoemaking branch of industry, especially for Surgical boots.)


National Orphan Home.; 1849; Ham Common, Surrey. Office at Orphanage, Ham Common.; To maintain, clothe, and educate girls from the age of 7, of poor respectable parents, for domestic service, to procure situations and provide outfits for them, and to watch over them after leaving the Home.

National Protestant League; 1890; 13 and 14, Buckingham Street, Strand, W.C.; To maintain unimpaired the "Protestant Reformed Religion established by law."

National Refuges for Homeless and Destitute Children (Incorporated, 1904); 1843; London : Headquarters, 164 Shaftesbury Avenue, W.C.; To receive destitute children and train them for service at home or in the Colonies. The age of admission to the Homes is from 5 to12 years of age, to the ships, 13½ to 15½.

National Society; 1811; 19-21, Great Peter Street, Westminster, S.W.; To build schools, train teachers, make grants for fittings and books, and to promote church education.

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (Incorporated by Royal Charter); 1884; 40, Leicester Square; To prevent the public and private wrongs of children, and the corruption of their morals, and to secure for every child the right to live an endurable life.

National Society for the Protection of Young Girls (Princess Louise Home). (Incorporated); 1835; Kingston Hill, Surrey (formerly at Wanstead). Office, 1, Victoria St., S.W.; To save girls and children under 15 years old, unduly subjected to corrupting influences, to maintain and educate them for domestic service, procure situations and provide outfits for them, and to watch over them in first situations. No votes required.

National Temperance League; 1856; 34, Paternoster Row, E.C.; To promote temperance by the practice of abstinence from intoxicating beverages.

National Truss Society; 1786; 2, Arthur Street, London Bridge, E.C.; To provide the poor with trusses for every kind of rupture, and other surgical appliances.

National Vigilance Association; 1885; 2, Grosvenor Mansions, 76, Victoria St., S.W.; To enforce and improve the laws for the repression of criminal vice and public immorality, and to check the causes of vice, and to protect minors.


Native Races and the Liquor Traffic United Committee; 1887; 177-8, Palace Chambers, 9, Bridge Street, Westminster, S.W.; The Prevention of the Demoralization of Native Races by the Liquor Traffic.

Navvy Mission Society; 1877; The Church House, Westminster, S.W.; The spiritual and moral welfare of men engaged on public works. Missionaries with men on war work at home, also at the Front with Labour Battalions (R.E.).

Nazareth House; 1851; Hammersmith and numerous branches in the Provinces; For care of poor of both sexes and orphan and incurable children, given a permanent home, and educated and fitted for after life.

Netherland Benevolent Society; 1875; 14, South Street, Finsbury Pavement, E.C.; To relieve (mainly by way of loans), Hollanders in London who are in temporary want or distress, and small weekly pensions to aged Dutch people.

New Church Orphanage; 1881; 1, Bloomsbury St., W.C.; To afford maintenance, clothing and education (including instruction in the doctrines of the New Church) to children who have lost both parents or their father only.

New College (formed by the junction of Coward and Homerton with Highbury College)* (New College was established under that name in 1850, but the oldest of the foundations combined with it goes back to 1696, and it has on endowment dating from 1673.; 1850; South Hampstead, N.W.; To train students for the Congregational ministry. Has several exhibitions and scholarships.

Newcomen's Foundation; 1674; Newcomen St., St. Saviour's, Southwark.; Trade school for Girls under new scheme from Board of Education, dated June 24, 1912.

New England Company; 1649. Incor. 1662; 26, Bloomsbury Sq., W.C.; To Christianise the Indian natives of British North America.

Newport Market Army Training School; 1863; 28-30, Greencoat Place (name of street changed), Westminster, S.W.; Eighty-six destitute boys are boarded, lodged, clothed, and trained for Army Band Boys.


Newspaper Press Fund; 1865. Incor. 1890; 11, Garrick St., Covent Garden, W.C. Telephone: 7288, Gerrard.; The relief in want or distress of paid contributers to the press of the United Kingdom (being members of the Fund), and their families. Also assistance to the widows, children or other near relatives of deceased members.

Newsvendors' Benevolent and Provident Institution; 1839; Memorial Hall Buildings, 16, Farringdon Street, E.C.; To grant pensions and temporary assistance to vendors of newspapers and their assistants, with priority to those who have been subscribing members of the Society.

Night Refuge (Open all night); 1872; 2, Liverpool Street, King's Cross, W.C. Office, 200, Euston Road, N.W.; For the immediate succour of young women and girls found destitute in the streets at night - (Connected with the London Female Preventive and Reformatory Institution, which see.)

North-West London Hospital (amalgamated with the Hampstead General Hospital since 1907); 1878; Bayham Street, Camden Town, N.W.; To relieve the sick poor of the neighbourhood. Amalgamated with the Hampstead General Hospital since 1907. The In-patients are received at Hampstead. The Out-patients for both Hospitals are treated at Bayham Street, in the new buildings opened 1912.

Norwood Cottage Hospital.; 1882; Hermitage Road, Central Hill, Upper Norwood, S.E.; The treatment of the sick poor of Norwood and the surrounding suburban districts. In-patients only.

Nurses - Metropolitan Association for Providing Trained Nurses for the Sick Poor; 1874; Central Home and Office:- 23, Bloomsbury Square, W.C.; To train and provide skilled Nurses for the sick poor at their own homes. The Nurses live together at a Home with a trained superintendent.


Nurses - Nightingale Fund for Training Nurses for the Sick Poor; 1855; No Office. Address of Sec. 4, Regent St., S.W.; To train Nurses for Hospital, Infirmary and District work among the poor.

Nurses - Queen Charlotte's Lying-In Hospital Midwifery Training School; 1874; Marylebone Road, N.W.; To afford medical pupils facilities for studyign practical midwifery, and to train and provide midwives for the poor and monthly nurses for private families.

Nurses (Ranyard); 1868; Ranyard House, 25, Russell Sq., W.C.; For supplying fully-trained hospital nurses for district work in London.

Nurses - Trained Nurses Annuity Fund (for Disabled Nurses); 1874; Hon. Secretary's address, 73, Cheapside, E.C.; To grant annuities to worn-out Trained Hospital Nurses, of at least 10 years service.

Nurses - Westminster Training School and Home for (Founded by Lady Augusta Stanley); 1874; 27, Queen Anne's Gate, Westminster, and Westminster Hospital, S.W.; To train and to supply competent nurses for Westminster Hospital and for private nursing and Institutions. Also to provide a comfortable home for such nurses.

Nursing (Workhouse Nursing Association); 1879 reorganized 1913; 116, Rusthall Avenue, Bedford Park, London, W.; To raise the standard of public opinion on the question of workhouse nursing.

Nursing North London Nursing Association; 1877; 413, Holloway Road, N.; To provide, gratuitously, trained nurses for the sick poor at their own homes in North London.

Nursing Sisters' Institution (Founded by Mrs. Fry); 1840; 4, Devonshire Sq., Bishopsgate, E.; To provide Nurses for private families, and to staff 90-100 pensions for aged nurses belonging to Institution.


Nursing Society, East London; 1868; Camperdown House, Half Moon Passage, Aldgate, S.E.; To provide trained nurses for the sick poor of East London in their own homes. Only 2 Homes for Nurses.

Nursing - South London District Nursing Association; 1884; S.L.D. Nursing Association, 109, North Side, Clapham, S.W.; To train and provide a body of skilled nurses to nurse the sick poor in their own homes.

Open-air Mission; 1853; 19, John Street, Bedford Row, W.C.; To improve and extend Evangelical open-air preaching. The visitation of military camps and garrisons of British troops at home, and of French troops at the seat of war, and to concentration camps of German prisoners of war (military and civilian), races, fairs, fetes, etc.

Operative Jewish Converts' Institution; 1829; Palestine House, Bodney Road, Hackney, N.E.; To provide a home and religious instruction for outcast Jewish converts, and teach them printing and book-binding, for three years.

Ophthalmic - Central London Ophthalmic Hospital; 1843; Judd Street, St. Pancras, W.C.; To afford medical advice and assistance to the necessitous poor suffering from diseases or injuries of the eye.

Organ Builders' Benevolent Institution; 1842; 25, William St., Hampstead Rd., N.W.; To award annuities to poor aged or infirm members.

Orphan Home for Little Girls; 1885; Burgos House, Lebanon Road, East Croydon.; To maintain orphan little girls, and train them for domestic service on  small weekly payments (3s. 6d. to 5s.)

Orphan Working School and Alexandra Orphanage; 1758; Haverstock Hill, N.W. : Convalescent Home, Harold Road, Margate. OfficeS:- 73, Cheapside, E.C.; For orphan and other necessitous children, admitted between infancy and 11 years of age. Children remain until about 15 years of age. Upwards of 6000 children have been benefited.


Orphanage, The Girls' (Affiliated to Church of England Society for Waifs and Strays); 1864; Elm Grove, Wimbledon, S.W.; To educate and train orphan or deserted girls, between the ages of 7 and 16, for domestic service.

Orphanage of the Infant Saviour; 1865; 27, Barry Road, East Dulwich, S.E. and the Orphanage Rest, Farnham Royal, Slough.; To educate and train orphan girls, admitted between the ages of 2 and 7, for domestic service.

Orphan's Homes; 1867; Austral St., and 21, West Square, Southwark. Also at Stockwell, Gravesend, Tunbridge Wells, Hastings, and St. Leonards.; To receive destitute female orphans, without election, to train them for service, and provide them with situations, also to train some for Teachers, Nurses, etc.

Orphans in Private Families, Association for placing; 1877; At. Mr. Senior's, Branksome, Saffrons Road, Eastbourne; To provide orphans who have lost both parents with a home, country life, and parental care, upon payment of £13 yearly.

Our Dumb Friends League (A Society for the Encouragement of Kindness to Animals); 1897; 58, Victoria St., London, S.W.; To encourage kindness to an animals.

Paddington Charities* (*These Charities, in addition to the special ones named, provide coals and blankets for distribution amongst poor parishioners, and sums of money to be given to the various National Schools in the Borough.):-

Apprenticing Funds; --; Town Hall, Harrow Road, Paddington; To provide apprentice fees for the sons or daughters of parishioners who have not received parochial relief.

Almshouse Ground Charity; --; Ditto; Pensions for poor parishioners, of 4s. and 6s. per week.

Marion Mayne's Charity; --; Ditto; Pensions for poor parishioners, of 4s. and 6s. per week.

Smith's Bequest; --; Ditto; Pensions for poor parishioners (females), from £10 to £20 per annum.

Paddington Provident Dispensary; 1838; 104, Star Street, Edgware Rd., W.; To provide medical aid for poor, upon payment of 2d. or 4½d. a week, according to number of family.


Painters' Company's Charities* (*The Company, on account of John Stock's bequest to Poor Curates, pay over annually £105 to the CORPORATION OF THE SONS OF THE CLERGY, who elect the pensioners and distribute the amount, and retain the remaining £5 for their clerk); Incor. 1457

Fairchild's Legacy and Poor Box Money; --; Painters' Hall, 9, Little Trinity Lane, E.C.; To widows of poor of the Company, £3 or upwards.

Stock's and other Charities to the Blind; --; As above; £10 each annually to respectable blind poor.

Stock's Charity to Poor Liverymen of the Company; --; As above; £10 each annually to two decayed liverymen over 50 years.

Stock's Charity to Poor Lame Painters of the Company; --; As above; £10 annually to ten poor painters of the Company.

Parish Clerks' Widows' Almshouse Institution; 1829; Denmark Road, Camberwell, S.E. Office, 24 Silver St., E.C.; For the widows and daughters of parish clerks, who were members and subscribers of the Institution.

Parochial Mission Women Fund; 1860; Church House, Westminster; The employment under the parochial clergy of poor women in missionary work among the poor.

Parochial Missions to the Jews at Home and Abroad; 1876; 14, Great Smith Street, Westminster; To bring the Parochial Ministration of the Church to bear upon the thousands of Jews resident in our large towns, especially in the Metropolis.

Patriotic: Royal Patriotic Fund Corporation; 1854; 17, Waterloo Place, S.W.; To assist the widows, orphans, etc., of Officers and men of H.M. Naval and Military Forces who died by wounds or disease contracted in war, and to provide maintenance and education for sailors' and soldiers' daughters.

Patriotic Russian War Fund, Royal; 1854; 17, Waterloo Place, S.W.; To assist the widows and orphans of those who died in or by wounds or disease contracted in the war with Russia, 1854-56.


Peabody Donation Fund; 1862; Office, 15, Buckingham Street, Strand, W.C.; To ameliorate the condition of the London poor with special reference to the improvement of their dwellings. The sum given by Mr. Peabody was in all £500,000. This amount has been increased by other donations, and at the end of 1914, by rents and interest, the Fund had augmented to £1,880,624.

Peace, Society for the Promotion of Permanent and Universal; 1816; Office, 47, New Broad Street, E.C.; To inculcate that war is inconsistent with the spirit of Christianity.

Peckham Nursing Association (Founded by Mrs. Chas. Ward.); 1900; 91, The Rye, Peckham, S.E.; To render professional Nursing Aid free to the afflicted poor in their homes; to attend cases of sickness and operations among the middle classes.

Pearson's Fresh Air Fund; 1892; 23, St. Bride's St., London, E.C.; To provide day outings and fortnightly holidays for poor children. All money received in subscriptions is spent on the children, the promoters bearing all management expenses.

People's Entertainment Society; 1879; See Treasurer's address [-27, De Vere Gardens, Kensington, W., ed.-]; To provide rational amusement for the people, in the hope of withdrawing them from low places of resort.

Pharmaceutical Society's Benevolent Fund; 1841; 17, Bloomsbury Square, W.C.; Pensions or casual relief to distressed chemists and druggists, or to their widows and orphan children.

Philanthropic Society; 1788; Farm School at Redhill, Surrey; Reformation of juvenile offenders (boys) by means of religious and other instruction, and by teaching them to earn their own living.


Philanthropic Work of the London Congregational Union; 1883; Memorial Hall, Farringdon St., E.C.; To raise and distribute a Fund for philanthropic work, and in other ways to help the sick and destitute poor.

Pimlico Road Dispensary, Free; 1869; 20, Pimlico Road, S.W.; To provide advice, home attendance, medicine, and, where funds admit, in urgent cases, invalid nourishment for the sick poor.

Police Courts Poor Box; --; At the several Metropolitan Police Courts; To relief poor persons who come to these Courts for assistance, if found deserving.

Poor Clergy Relief Corporation; 1856; 38, Tavistock Place, Tavistock Square, W.C.; The immediate relief of the poor clergy of England, Wales, Ireland, and the Colonies, their widows and orphans, in sickness or other temporary distress.

Poor Silversmiths. - Wm. Nicholson's Charity for; 1888; 30, Theobald's Rd., Gray's Inn Rd., W.C.; To aid poor silversmiths, their widows and orphans.

Poplar Hospital for Accidents (Convalescent Home at Walton-on-the-Naze); 1855; 303-315, East India Dock Rd., Poplar, E.; The treatment of accidental injuries etc. The Hospital contains 69 Surgical, 27 Medical, 1 Paying Patient Bed, and 6 Isolation Beds in separate block. 24 beds allotted to wounded soldiers. A new Laundry and Boiler House have been built, and Electric Lift installed.

Poplar Rescue and Maternity Work; 1878; Manor Cottage, 31, Sturry St., Poplar, E.; To assist young women of previous good character to a new start in life, especially those who, not necessarily depraved, are about to become mothers for the first time. These are confined at the Home and then helped into a position to support their little ones.


Porter's Almshouses; 1826; Nightingale Rd., Wood Green, N.; Home for 8 poor women of Shoreditch parish, and 7s. each per week.

Porter's : London General Porters' Benevolent Association; 1858; 106, Cheapside, E.C.; To grant annuities of 6s. to 10s. per week to members and their widows and orphans.

Post Office Clerks' Benevolent Fund; 1853; General Post Office, E.C.; To assist the widows, children, and other relatives of deceased clerks of General Post Office.

Post Office Sorters' and Postmen's Orphan Homes Institution; 1870; As above; To provide homes on "boarding out" system for the orphans of Post Office employés.

Presbyterian Church of England Theological College; 1844; Westminster College, Cambridge.; To train for the Ministry of the Presbyterian Church of England.

Presbyterians (*The figures here given do not fully represent the number benefited):-

Continental and Colonial Missions; 1872; 7, East India Avenue, E.C.; Aiding Protestant Churches and Societies on the Continent and the Colonies.

Foreign Missions; 1847; Ditto; The Evangelization of the Heathen.

Jewish Mission; 1867; Ditto; Religious Work among the Jews.

Home Mission; 1844; Ditto; Aiding Young and Mission Congregations and Evangelistic work.

Sustentation Fund; 1872; Ditto; Securing to Ministers a minimum Stipend.

Aged and Infirm Ministers' Fund; 1856; Ditto; Retiring Allowance to Aged and Infirm Ministers.

Ministers' Widows and Orphans Fund; 1866; Ditto; Provision for Widows and Orphans of Ministers.

Scholarships; 1844; Ditto; Aiding Students for the Ministry.

Instruction of Youth; 1845; Ditto; Sabbath School Work, Higher Instruction of Youth, etc.

College Fund; 1844; Ditto; Training of Students for the Ministry.


Preventive Hostel (The); 1866; 61, St. Charles' Square, North Kensington; To provide temporary lodging and short period of training for young unfallen girls in need of such.

Princess Mary Village Homes for Little Girls; 1871; Addlestone, Surrey; Established in 1871 by Mrs. Meredith for the bringing up of the female children of prisoners, and by a Trust Deed it is insured that the School shall always be for their benefit. It is a certified Industrial School on the family system.

Prince of Wales (The) General Hospital; 1867; The Green, Tottenham, London, N.; General Hospital for N.E. Londno and suburbs.

Printers' Pension, Almshouses, and Orphan Asylum Corporation; 1827; Almshouses at Wood Green. Office, 20, High Holborn; To maintain and educate orphans of deceased members of the printing business, and to pension (£10 to £31 10s.) aged and infirm printers and their widows. Has also the Westminster Abbey Pension Fund, which assists aged unmarried daughters of printers.

Prison Mission. (Closed); 1864;

Protection of Women and Children, The Associated Societies for the; 1857; Albion Chambers, 60, Haymarket, S.W.; To prosecute in cases of cruelty to women and children, to advise women who have been deserted or cruelly treated.

Protestant Reformation Society; 1827; 57, Berners St., Oxford Street, W.; To promote the religious principles of the Reformation, and evangelize the Roman Catholics in England.


Providence (Row) Night Refuge and Home; 1860; Crispin Street and Artillery St., Bishopsgate, E.; To shelter, feed and restart in life deserving homeless men, women and children. The Charity also maintains a free Soup Kitchen, a small home for training young servants, a Boarding home for women out of employment, and a Home of Rest for women at St. Albans.

Provident Clerks' Benevolent Fund; 1840; 27, 29, Moorgate Street, E.C.; The granting annuities to aged clerks and their widows and gratuities to clerks in distress.

Public Dispensary, The; 1782; Drury Lane, W.C.; The gratuitous treatment of the sick poor, at the dispensary and at their own homes.

Pure Literature Society; 1854; 11, Buckingham Street, Strand, W.C.; To promote the circulation of good and useful periodicals, books, gospel tracts, etc.

Queen Adelaide's Dispensary; 1850; Pollard Row, Bethnal Green Road, E.; To provide medicine and advice for the sick poor of Bethnal Green.

Queen Adelaide Naval Fund; 1850; No office or office expenses.; For the relief of the orphan daughters of Naval and Royal Marine officers, by grants in aid of education - the maintenance of the aged - and help in temporary difficulty.

Queen's Anne's Bounty, The Corporation of the Governors of; 1704; 3, Dean's Yard, Westminster, S.W.; The augmentation of small benefices. Lends money to build, rebuild parsonages, farmhouses, and buildings belonging to benefices, etc.

Queen Charlotte's Lying-In Hospital; 1752; Marylebone Road, N.W.; 1. The delivery of poor women, both married and single; the latter only if pregnant with first child. A Governor's letter is requisite for both In- and Out-Patients. 2. The training of Medical Pupils in practical midwifery - also Midwives and Monthly Nurses.


Queen's Hospital for Children, The; 1867; Hackney Road, Bethnal Green, E.; To afford medical and surgical relief to sick children of the poor, under 14 years of age.

Queen Victoria's Jubilee Institute; 1887; 58, Victoria Street; The training, support and maintenance of women to act as Nurses for the sick Poor in their own homes, and generally the promotion and provision of improved means for nursing the sick poor.

Ragged Church and Chapel Union (incorporated with Ragged School Union and Shaftesbury Society); 1856; 32, John Street, Theobald's Road, W.C.; To provide places of worship for the destitute poor.

Railway Benevolent Institution; 1858; 12, Euston Square, London, N.W.; To grant temporary and permanent relief to railway officials and servants in distress, and to the widows, orphans and immediate dependants of men killed on duty or dying in the service.

Railway Guards Universal Friendly Society; 1849; 167, Strand, W.; To assure casual and grant disablement pay.

Railway Mission, The; 1881; 1, Adam Street, Strand, W.C.; The spiritual, moral and physical welfare of railway employés. One thousand religious and temperance meetings are held by the Mission every week.

Railway Mission Convalescent Homes; 1887; Ditto; Has Convalescent Homes at St. Leonards-on-Sea and Southport, exclusively for railway men of all lines.

Railway : United Kingdom Railway Officers and Servants Association; 1861; 21, Finsbury Pavement, E.C.; To grant assistance in time of distress and necessity to railway employés, their widows and orphans.


Raine's Schools, for Boys and Girls; 1719; Arbour Square, Stepney, E.; These Foundation Schools are administered as Secondary Schools under a Scheme issued by Charity Commissioners. Maintaining 100 Free Scholarships and a number of Exhibitions.

Reedham Orphanage, The (Incorporated); 1844; Reedham, Purley, Surrey. Office, 34, Walbrook, E.C.; To maintain and educate fatherless children, boys and girls, poor, but above the condition of paupers. Children are received at any age between 3 months and 11 years, and are cared for till 15 years of age.

Reformatory and Refuge Union (Incorporated); 1856; Victoria House, 117, Victoria Street, S.W.; To rescue the outcast and homeless - to act as the centre of the reformatory movement - to assist the reformatories, refuges, homes, industrial schools etc., throughout the kingdom, and to help the neglected and fallen.

Reformatory and Refuge Union Provident and Benevolent Fund; 1876; Victoria House, 117, Victoria Street, S.W.; A fund for assisting officers of Institutions connected with the above union by grants, and helping them to secure annuities.

Regions Beyond (The) Missionary Union (Incorporated 1903); 1872; Harley House and College, 51, 53, Bow Road, E.; To train young men and women of any evangelical denomination as missionaries, and to conduct missions in Central Africa (Congo Balolo Mission) and India (Behar Mission).

Relief of Distress, Society for; 1860; 78, Jermyn St., S.W.; To relieve the poor of the Metropolis (by unpaid almoners) without distinction of creed or nationality.


Relief of Poor, Association for the; 1793; Office, 59, Carter Lane, Doctors' Commons, E.C.; To supply the poor of the city of London and parts adjacent with coals during the winter season.

Religious Tract Society (Incorporated 1899); 1799; 65, St. Paul's Churchyard and 4, Bouverie St., E.C.; To publish religious books and tracts at home and abroad. Last year's missionary expenditure, £17,282.

Rescue of Young Women and Children, Society for the; 1853; Office, 45, Cartwright Gardens, St. Pancras, W.C. Homes in various parts (*Homes for Girls unfallen but in circumstances of danger, Knighton Home, Woodford - and Red House and Homes for FALLEN YOUNG WOMEN, at Victoria House, 99, Central Hill, Norwood, Astral House, Buckhurst Hill and, for a shorter stay, 45, Cartwright Gardens, W.C.; The reformation of openly immoral women, and the guardianship and training of young girls exposed to danger.

Richmond Mission House (in connection with the Female Aid Society and the Richmond Ladies' Association); 1885; Moore House, Paynesfield Avenue, East Sheen; To save girls and young women in perilous circumstances, and to rescue the fallen.

Robinson's Relief Fund; 1812; No office.; To give £10 yearly to poor Dissenting ministers in active work.

Robinson's Retreat; 1812; No office.; To assist widows of Free Church ministers.

Royal Albert Orphanage, Bagshot, formerly Royal Albert Orphan Asylum; 1864; Collingwood Ct., near Camberley. Office, 57, Gracechurch Street, E.C.; The maintenance, education, and industrial training of destitute orphan and fatherless boys; eligible for election between the ages of 8 and 12 years, remaining until 15.


Royal Alfred Aged Merchant Seamen's Institution; Opened 1867; Office, 58, Fenchurch St., E.C. The Home, Belvedere, Kent; To provide a Home or a Pension for the British Merchant Sailor when old and destitute, irrespective of rank, or ports of service.

Royal St. Anne's Schools; 1702; Redhill, Surrey, Off., 58 Gracechurch St., E.C.; To clothe, maintain, and educate orphans and other necessitous children of parents of any country who have once moved in a superior station of life.

Royal Asylum for Watermen and Lightermen; 1839; Penge, Surrey. Office, St. Mary-at-Hill, E.C.; Homes and pensions for poor and aged members of Company, or their widows.

Royal Caledonian Asylum; 1815; Bushey, Herts.; To maintain and educate the children of Scottish soldiers, sailors, and marines - also poor Scottish children of London.

Royal Dental Hospital of London (*No ticket is required for ordinary extractions, but for extraction under gas and for stoppings, a ticket from a Governor or subscriber is necessary); 1858; Leicester Square, W.C.; Gratuitous relief of the poor suffering from diseases of the teeth, etc.

Royal Ear Hospital, The; 1816; 42 & 43, Dean Street, Shaftesbury Avenue; The treatment of diseases of the ear and nose, and the promotion of the study of Otology.

Royal Eye Hospital, The; 1857; St. George's Circus, Southwark, S.E.; The relief of the necessitous poor suffering from diseases of the eye.

Royal Female Philanthropic Society; 1822; Manor Hall, Gt. Church Lane, Hammersmith; For the reception of young women imprisoned for a first offence, or discharged from service for dishonesty, destitute young girls in danger of falling, and utterly untrained incapable girls.

Royal Free Hospital; 1828; Gray's Inn Road, W.C.; The relief of the sick poor, without any letter of recommendation or other claim to its benefits beyond sickness and destitution, Has 165 Beds.


Royal Gardeners' Orphan Fund; 1887; 19, Bedford Chambers, Covent Garden, W.C.; To aid in the maintenance of the Orphans of Gardeners and Foremen in gardens and nurseries.

Royal General Dispensary; 1770; 25 & 26 Bartholomew Close, E.C.; To afford medical and surgical relief to the sick poor, and to visit them when necessary.

Royal General Theatrical Fund; 1839; 55 & 56, Goschen Buildings, 12 & 13 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, W.C.; To grant annuities of £40 to £120 to all persons who practise the arts of acting, dancing, or singing, also Acting and Stage Managers, Treasurers, Scenic Artists, Prompters, and Chorus Singers, who are members of the association.

Royal Hospital, Chelsea; 1682; Chelsea, S.W.; For the relief and support of worn-out, wounded or disabled soldiers, in-pensioners receive small allowances of money and tobacco and are fed, clothed, and lodged.

Royal Waterloo Hospital (The) for Children and Women; 1816; Waterloo Road, S.E.; To give medical and surgical aid to poor children and women, as In- and Out-patients.

Royal Hospital for Diseases of the Chest; 1814; City Road, E.C.; The relief of poor persons suffering from diseases of the chest, in any of their various forms. The Hospital has 2 beds at Creaton, Northampton; and 1 bed at Holt, Norfolk.

Royal Hospital for Incurables; 1854; West Hill, Putney Heath. Office, 4, St. Paul's Churchyard, E.C.; To provide a permanent home or a pension for life, for those who, by disease, accident, or deformity, are hopelessly disqualified for the duties of life.

Royal Humane Society; 1774; 4, Trafalgar Sq., Charing Cross, W.C.; The reward of those who have saved or attempted to save Life from Drowning - the supply and maintenance of Drags and Life Buoys at about 300 Stations - and the encouragement, by awarding prizes, of Swimming Competitions with reference to saving Life from Drowning.


Royal Literary Fund; 1790, Incor. 1818; 40, Denison House, 296, Vauxhall Bridge Road, Westminster, S.W.; To relieve authors of published works of approved literary merit, and authors of important contributions to periodical literature, who may be in want or distress, their widows, orphans, mothers, or sisters. In such cases only one grant can be voted.

Royal London Ophthalmic Hospita (Moorfields Eye Hospital); 1804; City Road, E.C., Telegrams "Eyelashes, Finsquare, London." Telephone, 1073, London Wall.; The treatment of diseases of the eye. Free to the poor of every country and denomination.

Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution for Aged Freemasons and Widows of Freemasons; 1842; Asylum, Addiscombe Road, Croydon, Office, 4, Freemasons' Hall, Gt. Queen Street, W.C.; The granting of annuities to aged Freemasons and widows of Freemasons, with the option of residence in the aslyum.

Royal Masonic Institution for Boys; 1798; Bushey, Herts. Offices, 26, Great Queen St., Kingsway, W.C.; To clothe, maintain and educate, between 6 and 15 years of age, the sons of Freemasons in reduced circumstances. Deserving boys are retained beyond 15 years of age for higher education.

Royal Masonic Institution for Girls; 1788; Clapham Junction, S.W. Offices, 21, Great Queen St., W.C.; To educate and maintain, from 7 to 17 years of age, daughters of Freemasons of every denomination under the English Constitution, who, from the death, illness, or misfortune of their fathers, are requiring the benefits of the Institution. There is also a scheme of out-education without election, under which 500 nominations have been distributed.

Royal Maternity Charity of London; 1757; 31, Finsbury Sq., E.C.; For providing midwives, medical attendance, and medicines to poor married women in their own homes, gratis. A Training School for pupil midwives and maternity nurses is attached to the Charity.

Royal Merchant Seamen's Orphanage (formerly Merchant Seamen's Orphan Asylum); 1827; Snaresbrook, Essex. Dixon House, Lloyd's Avenue, E.C.; Board, education, and maintenance of the children of British merchant seamen deceased, from all parts of the world.


Royal Military Benevolent Fund; 1875; Office, 5, London Wall Buildings, Finsbury Circus, E.C.; To grant Annuities up to £40 to widows and unmarried daughters of officers in the Army and Royal Marines over 45 years of age.

Royal National Hospital for Consumption and Diseases of the Chest; 1867, Incorporated in 1885; Ventnor, Isle of Wight. Office, 18, Buckingham Street, Strand, W.C.; For the reception of patients suffering from consumption in the early stages, from all parts of the kingdom, irrespective of religious distinction. Founded on the separate or cottage principle.

Royal National Lifeboat Institution; 1824; 22, Charing Cross Road, W.C.; To build and maintain Lifeboats, and to provide for their proper management - to reward all persons who, at the risk of their own lives, save, or attempt to save, shipwrecked persons on the coasts of the United Kingdom, etc.

Royal National Mission to Deep-Sea Fishermen; 1881; Bridge House, 181, Queen Victoria St., E.C.; To ameliorate the spiritual, moral, and physical condition of fishermen on the North Sea and in Labrador. Maintains hospital mission steamers and shore institutes at the chief fishing centres.

Royal Naval Benevolent Society; 1739; 18, Adam Street, Adelphi, W.C.; To afford relief to distressed naval officers, being members, and the indigent widows, orphans, mothers, and sisters of deceased members.

Royal Naval Scripture Readers' Society; 1860; The Trafalgar Institute, Portsmouth; To provide readers for the Royal Navy and Royal Marines, under official sanction and the clerical superintendence of the R.N. Chaplain at the principal Navy Ports.

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (with which is incorporated the City Orthopaedic Hospital* (*The only Orthopaedic Hospital in London. Carries on the work of the old Royal National and City Orthopaedic Hospital. New buildings have been erected in Great Portland Street, W., containing 213 beds.); 1838, 1864, & 1905; 234, Great Portland St., W. and Bolsover Street, W.; The relief and cure of the various distortions of the spine, club-feet, and all contractions and malformations of the human frame. Seventy-five per cent of patients are children.

Royal British Orphan Schools; 1827; Slough, Bucks. Offices, 27, St. Clement's Lane, E.C.; For the maintenance of fatherless children of those once in prosperity.


Royal School for Daughters of Officers of the Army; 1864; Lansdown, Bath. Office, Panton House, 25, Haymarket, London, S.W.; For daughters of officers in the Army or Royal Marines. Officers' daughters pay £20, £45, £65 and £80 a year, according to parent's income. Daughters of civilians pay £120.

Royal School for Naval and Marine Officers' Daughters; 1840; St. Margaret's House, Twickenham; For educating and boarding at reduced cost the daughters of Naval and Marine officers of H.M.Service.

Royal Sea-Bathing Hospital; 1791; Margate. Offices, 13, Charing Cross, S.W.; For patients suffering from early tuberculous and diseases of the hip, spine, bones, joints, glands, etc. Full payment or part payment, with Governor's letter, required.

Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals; 1824; 105, Jermyn St., London, S.W.; The circulation of appropriate pamphlets, etc., and the prosecution of persons guilty of cruelty. 210 officers are employed in London and elsewhere.

Royal Society of Musicians of Great Britain; 1738; 12, Lisle Street, Leicester Sq., W.C.; The maintenance or relief of aged and infirm musicians, their widows and children. Occasional grants to non-members.

Royal Soldiers' Daughters' Home, The; 1855; Roslyn Hill, Hampstead. Office, 5, Robert Street, Adelphi, W.C.; To receive, maintain, and train for domestic service the daughters of His Majesty's soldiers, from 6 to 16 years.

Royal South London Dispensary; 1821; St. George's Cross, Southwark, S.E.; To supply the poor of the neighbourhood with advice and medicine gratuitously.

Royal United Kingdom Beneficent Association (The); 1863; 7, Arundel St., Strand, W.C.; To grant annuities to persons of the upper and middle classes in reduced circumstances above forty years of age, free from any unsoundness of mind, and unable from bodily infirmities to earn their own livelihood - and to afford temporary help to candidates in distress, awaiting election.


Royal United Service Orphan Home for Girls (formerly Royal British Female Orphan Asylum); 1839; Devonport; To train for domestic service 200 destitute female orphans of Soldiers, Sailors, and Royal Marines, especially of those who have lost their lives in the public service.

Royal Victoria Patriotic School for Girls; 1855; Wandsworth Common. Office, Seymour House, 17, Waterloo Place, S.W.; To maintain and educate the orphan daughters of soldiers, sailors, and marines.

Royal Westminster Ophthalmic Hospital; 1816; King William Street, West Strand, W.C. Telephone No., 4975, Gerrard; The relief of necessitous persons suffering from diseases of the eye. Has 40 Beds, constantly occupied. No letter of recommendation needed. Admission free.

Rupture Society, The; 1804; Office, 16, Great James Street, Bedford Row, W.C.; To provide trusses gratuitously to the ruptured indigent poor of both sexes throughout the kingdom.

Saddlers' Company's Charity:- Honnor's Trust; 1859; Saddlers' Hall, 141, Cheapside; Outdoor pensions for poor members of Saddlers' Company, freemen, and widows of decade members.

Sailors' (The Royal) Orphan Girls' School and Home; 1829; Fitzjohn's Avenue, Hampstead; Maintenance, clothing, and education of orphan daughters of sailors of R.N. and marines, and of merchant seamen and of fishermen.

Sailors Home and Red Ensign Club (The) (Incorporated 1912); 1835; Well St. and Dock St., London Docks, and Branch at Gravesend.; To provide a Home or Club, for merchant seamen when on shore, at moderate charges. Since its institution, 615,680 seamen, British and foreign, have been admitted.

St. Andrew's Convalescent Hospital; 1861; Clewer, near Windsor; To receive convalescents and some incurables, for whom there is a special ward, from hospitals and elsewhere, if provided with subscriber's or donor's letter, or by payment.


St. Andrew's Waterside Church Mission. A Church of England Society for Sailors, Fishermen, and Emigrants, at Home and Abroad; 1864; Offices, 65, Fenchurch Street, E.C.; To assist the Church of England in her endeavours to advance the spiritual welfare of sailors, fishermen, and emigrants, on board ship or ashore, both at home and abroad.

St. Bartholomew's Hospital; 1123 and 1546; Smithfield, E.C. (Convalescent Home at Swanley, Kent); To afford medical and surgical aid both to Out- and In-patients. Has 689 beds, of which about 335 are allotted to surgical cases.

St. Bartholomew's Hospital Samaritan Fund; 1835; Smithfield; To afford pecuniary and other aid to In-patients leaving the Hospital.

St. Clement Danes' Holborn Estate (*This Estate also contributes to the assistance of the poor of St. Clement Danes by subscribing £300 to King's College Hospital, £100 to the Public Dispensary in Drury Lane); --; Office, Houghton Street, Strand.

Almshouses; 1849; Garrett Lane, Lower Tooting; Homes for 20 aged men and 20 aged widows or spinsters who have been ratepayers in the parish of St. Clement Danes, Strand, for 5 years.

St. Columbia's Hospital for the Dying (formerly called Friedenheim Hospital); 1885; Avenue Road, Swiss Cottage, N.W.; To receive cases in the last stages of illness, and to nurse them to the end. Chronic or infectious diseases, and aged or feeble persons, are not received.

St. Cyprian's Home for Incurable Young Women. (Founded by the late Rev. C. Gutch); 1875; 31, The Grove, Hammersmith; For incurable young women. Small payment required.

St. George (Hanover Square) Provident Dispensary; 1868; Little Grosvenor, W.; To provide medicine and medical treatment for the sick poor of the parish.

St. George's Hospital; 1733; Hyde Park Corner, S.W. Has a Convalescent Hospital, the Atkinson Morley, at Wimbledon, of 100 beds to which patients are sent without charge.; For the relief of poor sick and disabled persons.


St. Giles and St. George (Bloomsbury) Almshouse Charities; 1656; 10, Smart's Buildings, St. Giles-in-Fields, W.C.; Homes and 8s. weekly for 10 poor widows of these parishes. Also £25 per annum each for 24 aged pensioners, male or female, married or single.

St. Giles' Christian Mission; 1860; Mission Chapel, Wild St., Drury Lane. Neal St., Long Acre. Great Earl St., Seven Dials. Drury Lane. 15, Gray's Inn Road, and Greville Street, Holborn. Has Convalescent and Children's Holiday Home, and Orphanage and Houses for the Aged at Maldon, Essex.; To preach the gospel to the poor, to reclaim the sinful and gallen, and to relieve the distress of the deserving.

St. Helena Hospital Home; 1895; Thorverton Rd., Cricklewood, N.W.; A Convalescent Home for fallen girls under 30 years of age. Also Holiday Home for same. To take 12 inmates and 5 babies - 3 months limit of stay.

St. Helena's Industrial Home; 1888; Drayton Green, West Ealing Dean, W.; Reception of women and girls on discharge from prison, and for girls who have been convicted of dishonesty. A Branch of the Community of St. Mary at Wantage.

St. James's Diocesan Home; 1856; Fulham Palace Road, S.W.; For the reception of female penitents, of the middle and upper classes, as well as of the lower class.

St. John Ambulance Association; 1877; St. John's Gate, Clerkenwell, E.C.; To disseminate information as to the preliminary treatment of the sock and injured among all classes of society.


St. John's Hospital for Diseases of the Skin; 1863; Out-patients and Office, 49, Leicester Square, W.C. In-patients', 262, Uxbridge Road, W.; For the relief of persons suffering from skin-diseases, from all parts of the world. Necessitous cases treated entirely free. Maintains 40 beds.

St. John's Hostel and Training School for Girls; 1842; Great Western Rd., Westbourne Park, W.; To train girls for household service, etc., and provide a home for orphans and others upon payment of £12 per annum. Teachers and business girls can have board residence from 15s. weekly.

St. John's Wood and Portland Town Dispensary (Provident and Free); 1845; 96, St. John's Wood Terrace, St. John's Wood; To give medical and surgical aid to the provident poor, and to the indigent by Subscribers' recommendation.

St. Jude's Home (belonging to the Church of England Waifs and Strays Society); 1862; 49, Dagnall Park, Selhurst, South Norwood; The maintenance and industrial training of girls between the ages of 8 and 14, for domestic service.

St. Katherine's Sisterhood, St. Katharine's Priory; 1879; Normand House, Normand Rd., Fulham, S.W. St. Katharine's, Bexhill.; Prison rescue work. To receive and train to house work, laundry work, and needlework, young women convicted of a first petty theft - thus saved from prison.

St. Luke's Hospital; 1751; Old Street, E.C., and Convalescent Establishments at Nether Court, St. Lawrence, Ramsgate and Welder, nr. Gerrard's Cross, Bucks.; For the reception and cure of mental diseases, either gratuitiously or upon payment of a small weekly contribution. The Hospital has no State grant whatever.

St. Luke's House (A Free Home for the Dying Poor); 1893; 14, Pembridge Square, Bayswater, W.; To provide a free home of peace, where the respectable and deserving dying poor, whom no hospital will retain or receive, can be received and tended until death. Entirely unsectarian. 36 beds.

St. Luke's Parochial Schools; 1698; Old Street, E.C.; Clothing and educating poor children of St. Luke's Parish.


St. Mark's Hospital for Cancer, Fistula, etc.; 1835; City Road, E.C.; For the relief of the poor afflicted with cancer, fistula, piles and other diseases of the rectum. No letter of recommendation is required for treatment.

St. Martin-in-the-Fields Almshouse and Pension Charity; 1686; Bayham Street, Camden Town. Office, 5, St. Martin's Place, W.C.; To provide homes and pensions of 9s. to 10s. per week for poor women of good character, residents in the Parish* (*A scheme which came into operation in November 1886, provides that certain charities bequeathed to the poor of the ancient parish of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, prior to the severance of the parishes of St. Paul, Covent Garden, St. Anne, Westminster, St. James, Westminster, and St. George, Hanover Square, shall be enjoyed by the several parishes in common with the parent parish) not less than five years - also out-pensions of 10s. and 7s. 6d. per week.

St. Marylebone Almshouses Institution; 1836; St. John's Wood Ter., St. John's Wood. Office, 49, Upper Baker Street, Marylebone, N.W.; For aged and decayed householders of St. Marylebone, above 60 years of age, who have seen better days. Besides coals, and medical attendance in sickness, each married couple is allowed 15s., and each single person 9s., weekly.

St. Mary's Home (Waifs and Strays Society) (Continuation of the late Miss Rye's work in Peckham); 1914; Sandy Lane, Cheam, Surrey; Training of destitute girls, chiefly for emigration in Canada.

St. Marylebone Female Protection Society; 1838; 157-9, Marylebone Road, N.W.; This institution was established for the purpose of affording a home for young women between the ages of 14 and 30, who have fallen from the path of virtue, and are about to become mothers - but who, up to the time of their fall, had borne a good character.

St. Marylebone General Dispensary; 1785; 77, Welbeck St., Cavendish Sq., W.; To afford advice and medicines to the sick poor, to attend married women in childbirth at their own homes, and to give relief in all cases requiring ophthalmic and dental surgery. Special department for Infant consultation.


St. Marylebone Home for Incurables; 1878; 61, Weymouth Street, Portland Place, W.; To receive young and middle-aged women, of a rather superior class, of confirmed ill-health, upon payment of 10s. a week. Is a permanent home.

St. Mary Magdalene's Home; 1865; 26, Ranelagh Road, Paddington; To give shelter for 12 months to single women, before and after confinement in Queen Charlotte's Lying-In Hospital with first child, if previously of good character. Payment of 5s. weekly for mother, 4s. child. Mother and child to remain a year in Home.

St. Mary's Hospital for Women and Children; 1893; Upper Road, Plaistow, E.; For the medical and surgical treatment of women and children.

St. Mary's Hospital; 1845; Praed Street, Paddington, W.; The gratuitous relief of the sick or injured poor. Has 305 beds.

St. Matthew's Home for Female Orphans; 1839; 49, Ossington St., Bayswater, W.; To maintain, clothe and give religious instruction at a minimum cost to destitute female orphans, born in lawful wedlock, and above 4½ years of age.

St. Olave's and St. Saviour's Grammar School Foundation; 1562 and 1571. New scheme 1909; Boys' School and Office, Tooley Street, Southwark, S.E., and Girls' School, New Kent Rd., S.E.; To afford at Day Schools a liberal education for boys and girls. Several Exhibitions at Oxford or Cambridge, or at Public Institutions, besides Scholarships tenable in the Schools.

St. Pancras Almshouses; 1850; Maitland Park, Haverstock Hill, N.W.; For respectable parishioners of St. Pancras in indigent circumstances, past the age of 60.


St. Pancras Dispensary; 1810; 39, Oakley Sq., N.W.; To relieve the sick poor, and to attend poor lying-in women at their own habitations.

St. Pancras Female Orphanage and Charity School; 1776; 108, Hampstead Road, N.W.; To maintain, clothe, educate, and put out to service the orphan children of poor parishioners, between 8 and 11 years.

St. Patrick, Benevolent Society of; 1784; 61, Stamford St., Blackfriars Rd., S.E.; For the relief of the poor and distressed Irish residing in and about London and that of their children.

St. Paul's Hospital for Skin and Genito-Urinary Diseases; 1898; Red Lion Square, W.C.; To provide special treatment for the poor suffering from skin and genito-urinary diseases.

St. Peter's Home and Sisterhood; 1861; Mortimer Place, Kilburn; For reception of sick and convalescent poor Women and Children. Women pay weekly 15s. and upwards, Children 5s. 6d., sick Ladies from 21s. upwards. One ward for consumptive patients in later stages 15s.

St. Peter's Harbour; --; 10, Greville Place, Kilburn; Permanent home for women over 60. From 15s. to £2 2s.

St. Peter's Hospital for Stone and Other Urinary Diseases; 1860; Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, W.C.; The relief of the poor suffering from stone and other urinary diseases, both as In- and Out-patients. Beds for men, 24 - women, 2 - paying ward, 6 beds. No letter of recommendation needed.

St. Peter's Orphan and Convalescent Homes.; 1866; St. Peter's, Broadstairs; To receive for industrial training 80 orphan girls between the age of 5 and 10 on payment of £15 per annum - also female convalescents, over 14 years of age, on payment of 10s. 6d. per week.

Isle of Thanet (Tait Homes); --; 1, The Sanctuary, Westminster

St. Saviour's Hospital for Invalid Ladies; 1892; Osnaburgh Street, opposite Portland Road Station, N.W.; The treatment, Medical and Surgical, of Ladies of limited means.


St. Thomas's Home; 1881; St. Thomas's Hospital, Westminster Bridge, S.E.; For paying patients. Terms 12s. per day. Operations and consultations extra.

St. Thomas's Hospital; 1200, refounded 1553; Westminster Bridge, S.E.; To receive and treat diseases and bodily injuries of the poor. There is a limited number of beds for patients able to pay 3s. a day towards their maintenance, and also a special department for paying patients.

Salters' Company's Almshouses; 1454 & 1571; Watford, Herts.; Homes for 17 poor freemen or freewomen of the Company, who receive an allowance, coals and medical attendance.

Salvation Army, The* (*Has about 9516 Corps and Outposts in Great Britain and abroad, with upwards of 22,152 Officers and Employees); 1865; Chief Office, 101, Queen Victoria Street, E.C.; To bring those at home and abroad who are not influenced by any other religious agency, especially the poorest classes, under the influence of Christian teaching - to rescue the fallen, and to find work for the starving unemployed.

Samaritan Free Hospital for Women; 1847; Marylebone Road, N.W.; For the free treatment of poor women, suffering from diseases peculiar to their sex, both as In- and Out-patients.

School of Handicrafts for Destitute Boys; 1885; Chertsey, Surrey. Office, Victoria House, 117, Victoria Street, S.W.; To educate, maintain, and clothe poor destitute boys and give them technical training. [-The School was founded by the late Dr. Hawksley, who gave £25,000 to purchase its site-]


Scientific Relief Fund of the Royal Society; 1859; Office of the Royal Society, Burlington House; To aid such scientific men and their families as may require assistance.

Scottish - Corporation of the Royal Scottish Hospital; 1613 Incorporated by Charter, 1665; 7, Crane Court, Fleet St., E.C.; To assist by pensions deserving aged Scottish poor in London. To grant to Scottish widows left with young unprovided children an allowance for each up to twelve  years old. To grant immediate relief to any deserving Scotch temporarily destitute.

Scripture Gift Mission; 1888; 15, Strand, London, W.C.; To supply the Scriptures in English and foreign languages, attractively illustrated with Palestine Pictures chiefly by free gift through missionaries.

Seamen and Boatmen's Friend Society, The Incorporated; 1846; Seamen's Chapel, Derrick Street, Rotherhithe, S.E.; The spiritual and social welfare of seafaring classes at home and abroad (promoted by the Church of England).

Seamen, the Mission to; 1856; 11, Buckingham Street, Strand, W.C.; The spiritual welfare of seafaring classes at home and abroad (promoted by the Church of England)

Seamen's Christian Friend Society; 1846; Headquarters, St. George St., London Docks. Office, 255, Burdett Rd., E.; To promote the temporal and spiritual welfare of seamen, fishermen, boatmen, etc., by means of Institutes, Missionaries, etc.


Seamen's Hospital Society - Removed from the ship "Dreadnought," in 1870; 1821 Incor. 1833; Greenwich, S.E. Branch Hospital, Albert Dock, E. Dispensaries, East India Dock Rd., E. and Gravesend; The free reception of sick seamen from all parts of the World, and of every nation.

Seamen's Mission; 1843; Mission Houses, Queen Victoria Seamen's Rest, Jeremiah St., Poplar. Emery Seamen's Rest, Canning Town, E. Brunswick Chapel, Three Colt St., Limehouse, E.; The religious and moral benefit of merchant seamen of all nationalities.

Seaside Camps for London Working Boys; 1889; Bexhill and Wotton, Bucks. 7, John St., Adelphia, W.C.; To give a Seaside Holiday to hard-working London boys of good character.

Seaside Convalescent Hospital, Seaford, Sussex, The; 1860; Seaford, 12, Clifford's Inn, Temple Bar, London, E.C.; Complete rest, good and unlimited diet, and medical attention to convalescents, male and female, after serious illnesses and operations. Open all the year.

Shaftesbury Institute (Miss Meredith Brown's Homes); 1858; Lisson Grove, N.W.; To help the homeless hungry and suffering poor. Helping women and girls who cannot help themselves. The various branches now comprises a Lodging Home for 102 working women, Labour Home for Women, Day Nursery, Mothers' Meeting, and Classes for Women and Girls.


Shaftesbury Society and Ragged School Union; 1844; 140 Schools and Mission Stations in all parts of London and District. Office, 32, St. John St., Theobald's Rd., W.C.; To promote the physical and moral well-being of destitute, neglected crippled children and adults - to aid in feeding and clothing the necessitous - to foster the establishment of Holiday Homes.

Shaftesbury Shoeblack Brigade (The)* (*The Shoeblack Societies are, to a great extent, self-supporting. The receipts stated are the earnings of the boys) is the combination of the four Shoe Black Societies formed at dates named. No residential homes.; Central, 1851. East London, 1851. South London, 1854. North London, 1857.; 146B, King's Cross Road, N.; Employment of necessitous or crippled lads and men.

Sheriff's Fund Society; 1807; No office.; The temporary relief of the distressed families of prisoners, and to aid discharged prisoners with money, food, clothing, tools, etc., so as to enable them to gain an honest living.

Ship-brokers' Benevolent Society; 1852; 23, Billiter St., E.C.; To aid aged and indigent ship-owners, ship-brokers, their widows and unmarried daughters - pensions of £30 to £50 per annum, or to an unmarried daughter £20 to £25.

Shipwrecked Fishermen and Mariners' Royal Benevolent Society (The); 1839 Incor. 1850; 26, Suffolk St., Pall Mall East, S.W.; To relieve shipwrecked sailors, fishermen, etc., of all nations, and the widows, orphans, or aged dependent parents of mariners - also to encourage thrift.

Silver Trade Pension Society; 1836; 30, Theobald's Rd, Gray's Inn Rd., W.C.; To provide pensions for aged and infirm members, and their widows.

Sion Hospital (Founded by Dr. Thomas White, then rector of St. Dunstan-in-the-West); 1630; Office, 66, Gresham House, Old Broad St., E.C.; Allows pensions not exceeding £50 per annum to 20 poor men and 20 poor women. The Almshouses were down away with some years ago, and the sum realized by the sale of the valuable site supplies the means for the larger grants now paid to the pensioners in the stead of free-rented homes.


Skinners' Company Consolidated Charities:-

Almshouses for Men and Women; *(*These Charities are administered under a Scheme of the Charity Commissioners 1891, called the Skinners' Consolidated Almshouses and Pension Charities Scheme. The Almshouses are at Palmer's Green, N.) 3rd Feb., 1891; Skinners' Hall, Dowgate Hill, E.C.; Homes for 6 poor men and 12 poor women, with pensions.

Pensions; 3rd Feb., 1891; Skinners' Hall, Dowgate Hill, E.C.; Out-Pensions for deserving poor. For these Almshouses and Pensions and the Out-Pensions, poor Freemen of the Company, their widows and children (adult) have a preferential claim.

Atwell's Loans Trust; 1588; Ditto.; Loans of not exceeding £200 in one sum to young men already in business, giving sufficient sureties under a Bond.

Lancaster's Charity; 1618; Ditto.; Four Exhibitions of £16 a year (increased to £30 a year by the Company) to poor students of Divinity, two at Oxford, and two at Cambridge. Four Pensions of £5 a year (increased to £20 a year by the Company) for Poor Preachers.

Lewis's Charity; 1673; Ditto.; One Exhibition of £5 a year (increased to £30 a year by the Company) for a poor Student at Cambridge.

Meredith's Charity; 1630; Ditto.; Two Pensions of £5 a year each (increased to £20 a year by the Company) for Poor Preachers.

Smith's (Alderman) Charity; 1627; 99, Gt. Russell St., Bloomsbury, W.C.; To assist (1) the Founders poor kindred and make donations to London Hospitals (under a scheme settled by the Court of Chancery in 1889) and (2) the poor of certain parishes (through the church-wardens).

Soane's (Sir John) Fund; 1837; Soane Museum, 13, Lincoln's Inn Fields, W.C.; To aid distressed architects, and the widows and children of deceased architects left in straitened circumstances or in destitution.


Société Belge de Bienfaisance; 1866; 10, Finsbury Sq., W.; To assist distressed Belgians in London, and, when advisable, to send them home.

Société Française de Bienfaisance; 1842; 41, Fitzroy Sq., W.; To relieve poor French persons, to grant pensions for life to old residents, and, when advisable, send back to France.

Society - Charity Organisation Society; 1869; Central Office, Denison House, 296, Vauxhall Bridge Rd., S.W.; To organise charitable effort, and to improve the condition of the poor.

District Committees:


Kensington; --; 3, Upper Phillimore Place, W.; Ditto

Fulham; --; 38. Barclay Rd., Walham Green, S.W.; Ditto

Hammersmith; --; 29, The Grove, Hammersmith, W.; Ditto

Paddington; --; 37, Sutherland Avenue, W.; Ditto

Chelsea; --; 2, Glebe Place, S.W.; Ditto


St. George's Union. Tel. Victoria 1701.; --; 83, Cambridge St., Warwick Square, S.W.; To organize charitable effort, and to improve the condition of the poor.

St. James's, Soho, and St. Giles's; --; 16, Greek Street, Soho, W.; Ditto


St. Marylebone; --; 28, Upper Gloucester Place, N.W.; Ditto

Hampstead; --; 27, Heath Street, N.W.; Ditto

St. Pancras (North)* (*In these Districts the Committee take charge of a part only of the Poor-Law Division); --; 120, Highgate Road, N.; Ditto

St. Pancras (South)* (*In these Districts the Committee take charge of a part only of the Poor-Law Division); --; 80, Charrington Street, Crowndale Road, N.W.; Ditto

Islington* (*In these Districts the Committee take charge of a part only of the Poor-Law Division); --; 19, Compton Terrace, Highbury, N.; Ditto

Holloway* (*In these Districts the Committee take charge of a part only of the Poor-Law Division); --; 506, Holloway Road, N.; Ditto

Hackney* (*In these Districts the Committee take charge of a part only of the Poor-Law Division); --; 26, Pembury Rd., Hackney, N.E.; Ditto


Stoke Newington and Dalston; --; 26, Pembury Rd., Hackney, N.E.; Ditto


Finsbury; --; 38, King Square, E.C.; To organize charitable effort, and to improve the condition of the poor.

City of London; --; 66, Finsbury Pavement, E.C.; (Enquiry Department of the Council)


Shoreditch; --; 19, New North Rd., Hoxton, N.; To organize charitable effort, and to improve the condition of the poor.

Bethnal Green; --; 113, Mansford Street, E.; Ditto

Whitechapel Union; --; Toynbee Hall, Whitechapel, E.; Ditto

St. George-in-the-East; --; 194, Commercial Road, E.; Ditto

Stepney and Mile End; --; 27, East Arbour Street, E.; Ditto

Poplar Union* (*In these Districts the Committee take charge of a part only of the Poor-Law Division); --; 134, High Street, Poplar, E.; Ditto

North-West Ham; --; 53, Broadway, Stratford, E.; Ditto

South-West Ham; --; 53, Barking Rd., E.; Ditto



St. Saviour's, Southwark* (*In these Districts the Committee take charge of a part only of the Poor-Law Division); --; 22, Nelson Sq., Blackfriars Road, S.E.; To organize charitable effort, and to improve the condition of the poor.

Newington* (In these Districts the Committee take charge of a part only of the Poor-Law Division); --; 30, Draper St., Walworth Rd., S.E.; Ditto

Bermondsey; --; 7, Stork's road, Bermondsey, S.E.; Ditto

Vauxhall* (*In these Districts the Committee take charge of a part only of the Poor-Law Division); --; 88, Upper Kennington Lane, S.E.; Ditto

North Lambeth* (*In these Districts the Committee take charge of a part only of the Poor-Law Division); --; 170, Lambeth Rd., S.E.

Brixton* (*In these Districts the Committee take charge of a part only of the Poor-Law Division); --; 16, Pulross Road, Brixton, S.W.; Ditto

Wandsworth and Putney* (*In these Districts the Committee take charge of a part only of the Poor-Law Division); --; 21, Mexfield Rd., East Putney, S.W.; Ditto

Battersea* (*In these Districts the Committee take charge of a part only of the Poor-Law Division); --; 22, Cambridge Rd., Bridge Rd., Battersea, S.W.; Ditto

Clapham* (*In these Districts the Committee take charge of a part only of the Poor-Law Division); --; 3, Orlando Rd., S.W.; Ditto

Camberwell* (*In these Districts the Committee take charge of a part only of the Poor-Law Division); --; 27, Commercial Rd., Peckham, S.E.; Ditto

Dulwich* (*In these Districts the Committee take charge of a part only of the Poor-Law Division); --; 193, Landells Road, East Dulwich, S.E.; Ditto

Greenwich* (*In these Districts the Committee take charge of a part only of the Poor-Law Division); --; 4, Nelson Street, S.E.; Ditto


Deptford* (*In these Districts there are more than one Committee in the Poor Law Division); --; --; To organize charitable effort, and to improve the condition of the poor.

Woolwich Union; --; 114, Powis St., S.E.; Ditto

Lewisham; --; 9, Lewis Grove, Lewisham, S.E.; Ditto

Norwood and South Dulwich; --; 15, Camden Hill Road, Gipsy Hill, S.E.; Ditto

Sydenham; --; 84, Kirkdale, Sydenham, S.E.; Ditto

Society (The) for Promoting Christian Knowledge; 1698; 68, Haymarket, S.W. 43, Queen Victoria Street. 129, North Street, Brighton; The Church's oldest Missionary Society, maintains Medical Missions, builds Churches and Schools for natives, trains them for Holy Orders, and as Mission Agents, circulates Bibles, Prayer-Books, Missionary work among emigrants, at sea, etc.

Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts; 1701; 15, Tufton St., Westminster; To establish and support Church of England missions among non-Christian peoples, and in our Colonies.

Society for Relief of Distressed Jews (Syrian Colonization Fund); 1882; 74, Brook Green, W.; To give relief and employment to Jews, also the refugees in Egypt.

Society of Schoolmasters; 1798; Royal Literary Fund Chambers, Denison House, 296, Vauxhall Bridge Rd., Westminster, S.W.; The relief of necessitous schoolmasters of all schools not coming under Elementary Education Act, their widows and orphans.

Soldiers' Effects Fund* (*The Fund takes it name from its being mainly formed by the accumulation of the unclaimed property of deceased soldiers. It is administered by the Royal Patriotic Fund Corporation. The allowances to widows vary from 3s. 6d. to 5s. a week, and cease finally on re-marriage. The orphans also receive weekly grants, varying in amount according to the circumstances of each case. The allowance to boys ceases at the age of 14, and to girls at the age of 16.); 1884; Seymour House, 17, Waterloo Place, S.W.; The relief of the widows and orphans of non-commissioned officers and privates who, from the 1st of July, 1882, have lost, or lose, their lives through military service.


Soldiers - Royal Cambridge Fund for Old and Disabled Soldiers; 1882; War Office, S.W.; To relieve old, wounded, and disabled soldiers, of good character, late of H.M. Army.

Soldiers' and Sailors' Families Association; 1885; 23, Queen Anne's Gate, Westminster, S.W.; For aiding the wives and families of men of the Army and Navy, especially while serving.

"Edgar" Boat Fund; 1895; As above; For the relief of Widows and Orphans of men lost in the launch of H.M.S. "Edgar" off Chemulpo in November, 1895.

Ditto, Officers' Branch, and Homes for Officers' Widows and Daughters; 1886 and 1900; As above; (1) To supply suites of apartments rent free. (2) To temporarily aid necessitous widows of officers.

Ditto, Nursing Branch; 1892; As above; For supplying qualified District Nurses for Soldiers' and Sailors' families.

Ditto, Clothing Branch; 1895; As above; For supplying suitable clothing to wives and families of soldiers and sailors.

Ditto, Naval and Military Ladies' Work Society; 1905; As above; For sale of work by members (wives, widows, and daughters of officers of the Army and Navy)

Soldiers and Sailors Help Society (Incorporated); 1901; 122, Brompton Road, S.W.; To obtain employment for discharged soldiers and sailors, and homes for the aged and disabled. To provide convalescent homes for sick and wounded in time of war. To teach useful trades to those who, by reason of their wounds or disability, are unable to take ordinary employment.

Solicitors' Benevolent Association; 1858; 2, Stone Buildings, Lincoln's Inn, W.C.; For the relief of necessitous solicitors and proctors, their wives, widows, and families.

Somersetshire Society; 1811; Address of Hon. Secretary, 5, Paper Buildings, Temple, E.C.; To apprentice poor children of Somersetshire parents, and, subsequently, to lend them money without interest to set up in business.

South American Missionary Society (Formerly The Patagonian Missionary Society); 1844; 20, John Street, Bedford Row, W.C.; Carries on Church of England work in all its branches, missionary and pastoral, in South America.


South Lambeth, Stockwell, and North Brixton Dispensary; 1866; Wilkinson Street, Albert Square, Clapham Road, S.W.; To provide medical and surgical advice, medicine, and attendance.

South London Hospital for Women (Incorporated); 1912; Out-patients, 86-88, 90, Newington Causeway, S.E. In-patients, 103, South Side, Clapham Common.; To give medical and surgical treatment by qualified medical women - to provide private wards for women of small means (1 to 3 guineas a week).

Southwark Diocesan and South London Church Fund; 1878, as Rochester Diocesan Society; 49, Parliament Street, S.W.; For promoting Church Work in South London and other parts of the Diocese.

Southwark, Bermondsey, and Rotherhithe Girls' Home; 1880; 103, Southwark Park Road, S.E.; To rescue girls from immoral lives.

Spanish and Portuguese Church Aid Society; 1869; Church House, Westminster, S.W.; To aid the Reformed Spanish and Portuguese Churches in the faithful preaching of the Gospel and in the general work of Evangelization.

Spanish and Portuguese Jews' Board of Guardians; 1837; Heneage Lane, Bevis Marks, E.C.; The relief of the poor of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews' Congregation.

Spanish and Portuguese Jews' Hospital; 1747; 253, Mile End Road; For sick, poor, lying-in women, and asylum for the aged of the Spanish and Portuguese Congregation.


Spanish and Portuguese Jews' Orphan Society; 1703; 2, Ashworth Rd., Maida Vale, W.; To instruct, clothe and maintain orphans of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews.

Spurgeon's Orphanage; 1867; Clapham Road, S.W.; A home and school for fatherless boys and girls.

Squire's Almshouses; 1796; Walthamstow; Homes for 6 Widows of Tradesmen.

Stationers' Company's Charities; About 1403. Incor. 1557; Hall, Stationers' Hall Court, Ludgate Hill, E.C.

Blackwell's Gift; 1818; Ditto; £4 3s 4d. each to deserving journeymen letterpress printers.

Bowyer's Gift; 1777; Ditto; Annuities of £20 and £15 respectively to pressmen over 63 years of age. Also £30 per annum for one journeyman compositor, not under 31 years of age, acquainted with Latin, and able to read Greek.

Cater's Gift; 1718; Ditto; £1 each per annum to 14 freemen.

Clarke's Gift; 1838; Ditto; The sum of £10 per annum for the widow, 60 years of age, of a liveryman or freeman.

Company's Pension; 1601; Ditto; Seventy pensions of £8 to £4 per annum to Freemen and Widows of Freemen of Company.

Compton's Gift; 1862; Ditto; A pension of £12 per year to deserving compositors 60 years of age.

Davis's Gift; 1850; Ditto; Annuities of £18 each for compositors, freemen of London, 60 years of age.

Dilly's Gift; 1803; Ditto; Two pensions of 10 guineas each to widows of liverymen.

Figgins's Gift; 1884; Ditto; Four pensions of £24 each for aged, sick or worn-out compositors.

Guy's Gift; 1717; Ditto; Eighteen pensions of £4 per annum to freemen and widows of freemen of Company.


Hamblin's Gift; 1848; Hall, Stationers' Hall Court, Ludgate Hill, E.C.; The sum of £6 annually to widows of liverymen or freemen, not under 50 years of age.

Hansard's Gift; 1818; Ditto; Pensions of £9 each for compositors or pressmen over 65 years of age, and free of the Company - pensions of £5 each to printers, booksellers, stationers, warehousemen, or binders, over 60 years, and freemen - also three pensions of £8 each to warehousemen, binders, or stationers, over 60 years of age.

Johnson's Gift; 1795; Ditto; Pensions of £9 10s. 4d. each to widows of liverymen over 60 years of age.

Nichols's Gift; 1817 and 1855;  Ditto; Pensions of £9 13s. 4d. each to compositors or pressmen, 21 years free of Company, and 45 years of age.

Strahan's (A.) Gift; 1815; Ditto; Pensions of £8 each to distressed compositors or pressmen.

Ditto; 1818; Ditto; Pensions of £10 each to printers 65 years of age.

Strahan's (W.) Gift; 1784; Ditto; Pensions of £3 12s. 10d. each to poor journeymen printers, natives of Scotland - and to natives of England or Wales, free of the Company.

Whittingham's Gift; 1840; Ditto; Pensions of £10 each for widows of compositors or pressmen, 50 years of age.

Wilkins' Gift; 1773; Ditto; Pensions of £1 a year each to freemen and widows of freemen.

Wrgiht's (Ald.) Gift; 1798; Ditto; Two guineas each per annum to poor freemen of Company.


Stationers' Company's School; 1858; Ridge Road, Hornsey; To educate boys at fees not exceeding £10 10s. per annum.

Stationers' and Paper Manufacturers' Provident Society; 1840; 15, Dowgate Hill, Cannon Street, E.C.; To support poor members, their widows and children.

Stock Exchange Benevolent Fund; --; Stock Exchange, E.C.; To assist necessitous members and their families.

Stafford's (Alexander) Charity (Formerly Almshouses, in Gray's Inn Road, W.C.); 1651; Secretary's Office, 8, Gray's Inn Square, W.C.; Pensions of £25 each to 77 poor residents in parishes of St. Andrew, Holborn, or St. George the Martyr, Queen's Square, also Convalescent Home letters for like persons and children of the said parishes* (*The Trustees have also secured permanent beds to Convalescent Homes for the poor of the parishes above named.)

Strangers' Home for Asiatics, Africans, and South Sea Islanders; 1857; West India Dock Road, Limehouse, E.; Home, employment and protection for Oriental Sailors, etc.

Sunday School Union, The; 1803; 56, Old Bailey and 57, Ludgate Hill, E.C.; To stimulate and encourage Sunday-school teachers, at home and abroad, to improve the method of instruction - and to supply books and stationery suited for Sunday schools at reduced prices, and to maintain Convalescent Homes for children and teachers.

Sunday Society; 1875; 7, Pall Mall, S.W.; To maintain the opening of museums and similar places of instruction to the people on Sundays. Vigilance Committee appointed. Ordinary work suspended.

Surgical Aid Society (Royal); 1862; Salisbury Square, Fleet Street, E.C.; To provide spinal and other surgical appliances, for diseases requiring mechanical support, and to afford surgical aid. Water and air beds, couches, and chairs lent to the afflicted.


Surrey Dispensary; 1777; 6, Gt. Dover St., Southwark, S.E.; To give medical aid to the poor of district, and attendance upon lying-in women.

Surrey Orphanage and Home for Girls; 1874; Bensham Grove, Thornton Heath, Surrey; The moral and religious training of respectable girls, orphans or otherwise, and to fit them for domestic service, on payment of £12 per annum.

Surveyors' and Auctioneers' Clerks' Provident Association; 1883; Auction Mart, Tokenhouse Yard, E.C.; To assist and relieve members of the association, their widows and orphans.

Tailors, Benevolent Institution for the Relief of Aged and Infirm Journeymen; 1837; Haverstock Hill. Office, 27, Regent Street, S.W.; Relief of aged and infirm journeymen tailors, by weekly pensions, and to their widows.

Tallow Chandlers' Co. - Roger Monk's Charity; --; Dowgate Hill, E.C.; To pension poor aged members of Company who have not received parish relief.

Tancred's Charities to Members of the Church of England; 1721; 28, Lincoln's Inn Fields, W.C.; To give studentships, not exceeding £100 per annum, tenable until B.A. or M.B. degre, or Call, and for three years after to students of divinity (at Christ's Coll., Cam.) medicine (at Caius Coll., Cam.) and law (at Lincoln's Inn) - also pensions, not exceeding £80 per ann., to poor gentlemen, clergymen, or officers of H.M. sea or land forces.

Teachers, The Benevolent and Orphan Fund of the National Union of; 1877; Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, Euston Rd.,W.C. Homes for Orphans: Passmore Edwards House, West Hill, Sydenham, S.E. for Boys - Page Hall, Sheffield, for Girls.; To assist teachers in temporary distress by loans or gifts, and to grant annuities up to £34 to teachers, or their widows. To erect and maintain Orphanages, to assist consumptive teachers to sanatorium treatment, to make home allowances of 5s. and 7s. 6d. weekly, and special grants of 2s. 6d. and 3s. 6d. a week, for the benefit of the orphans and necessitous children of teachers.


Temperance Hospital (London); 1873; Hampstead Road, N.W.; For the treatment of disease without the ordinary use of alcohol.

Temperance - National British Women's Temperance Association (Incorporated); 1876; 47, Victoria St., Westminster, S.W.; The union of Women Temperance Societies in the United Kingdom to promote Temperance, and suppression of liquor traffic.

The Dogs Home or the Temporary Home for Lost and Starving Dogs; 1860; Battersea Park Road, S.W. adjoining L.C.& D. Railway Station, and Hackbridge, Surrey; To rescue lost dogs from dying of starvation in the streets, restoring them to rightful owners, and where not claimed, to find suitable homes for them, and painlessly to destroy injured, diseased or worthless animals. Dogs and cats received as boarders at Hackbridge, and dogs for quarantine under Board of Agriculture rules.

The Royal Earlswood Institution; 1847; Earlswood, Redhill, Surrey. 14 Ludgate Hill, E.C.; To train and educate the feeble-minded and imbecile.

Theatres - Society for Special Religious Services in Theatres, Halls and Mission Rooms in London; 1859; 21, Surrey St., Strand, W.C.; To preach the Gospel to the non-church-going class.

Theatrical Mission, and Homes; 1876; 90 and 92, Charlotte St., Fitzroy Sq.; The temporal and spiritual benefit of theatrical employées, &c., of various nationalities. Also provides reading rooms, libraries, and refreshments at cost price, and sleeping accommodation for young actresses.

The National Benevolent Society of Watch and Clock Makers; 1815; Horological Institute, Northampton Sq., E.C.; To grant annual pensions to old and poor men of the trade, and to their widows.

The National Institutions for Persons requiring Care and Control (Incorporated); 1895; London. Office, 14, Howick Place, Victoria Street, S.W.; To establish colonies, institutions, etc., for reception of persons requiring care and control. Establishments at Bristol, Chesterfield, East Harling, West Bromwich, and Stapleton, under the Children Act, the Mental Deficiency Act, 1913, and other statutes.


The Society for the Protection of Life from Fire; 1836, recon. 1843; 26, New Bridge Street, E.C.; To reward persons for saving life from fire.

The Sutherland Needy Children's Aid and Fairy Tale Society; 1899; 61, West Smithfield, London, E.C.; Giving free meals, country holidays, fairy tale entertainments, etc., to poor London children. The Society is absolutely unsectarian. All offices are honorary.

Throat - Hospital for Diseases of the Throat; 1863; Golden Square, W.; The treatment of poor persons suffering from diseases of the throat, ear, and nose, free to the necessitous - others must obtain a Subscriber's letter, or make a small weekly payment according to means.

Throat - Municipal Throat and Ear and Nose Infirmary; 1877; City Road, near Angel, E.C.; The treatment of diseases of the throat, ear and nose. Free to the indigent.

Tin Plate Workers' Company; 1670; Baker's Hall, Harp Lane, E.C.; Small pensions (not exceeding £3 a year) to freemen of the Company, or their widows or daughters.

Tobacco Trade Benevolent Association; 1860; 91 & 93 Bishopsgate St., E.C.; To relieve aged and necessitous members of the tobacco trade, their widows and orphans.

Tower Hamlets Mission; 1869; Gt. Assembly Hall, Mile End Rd., E. Has several branches.; To evangelize the masses in the East of London, to carry on temperance and rescue work, and to relieve distress.

Travellers' Aid Society (for Girls and Women); 1885; 3, Baker Street, W.; The protection of girls and inexperienced young women having to travel alone to London or any part of the world.


Trinitarian Bible Society (for the free circulation of Protestant or uncorrupted versions of the Word of God); 1831; 7, Bury Street, London, W.C.; The circulation of the Holy Scriptures, in English and foreign languages, as comprised in the Canonical books of the Old and New Testaments, without note or comment.

The Tuberculin Dispensary League; 1910; 1, Manor Street, Chelsea; The treatment of tuberculosis by tuberculin.

Tylers' and Bricklayers' Company's Almshouses; --; King Henry's Wlk., Balls Pond, N.; To receive poor freemen and liverymen of Company, and their widows. They receive about £25 a year each, and coals.

United Kingdom Band of Hope Union; 1855; 59 & 60, Old Bailey, E.C.; To promote total abstinence amongst the young.

Universal Beneficent Society; 1866; 15, Soho Square, W.; To help the aged and infirm by pensions, and to relieve the distressed who are deserving.

University College Hospital (North London) (Incorporated); 1833 Rebuilt and Enlarged 1897; Gower Street, W.C.; The gratuitous relief of poor sick or maimed persons, both as In- and Out-patients, and the delivery of married women at their homes. Three hundred and three beds available. Separate departments for special forms of disease.

Vaughan's (Mrs.) Charity; 1865; Gravel Lane, Southwark.; Homes for 24 poor women in the parish of Christchurch, Southwark, with 9s. a week in summer, and 9s. 6d. in winter.


Vellum Binders' and Machine Rulers' Pension Society; 1842; St. Bride Institute, Bride Lane, E.C.; Weekly pensions in old age or infirmity to males and females connected with the trade.

Visitation of the Sick (The Society for), in Hospitals and Infirmaries; 1904; 112, St. Martin's Lane, Trafalgar Square, W.C.; 1. To promote the systematic visitation of the sick, chiefly in hospitals and infirmaries, by those qualified to explain the way of salvation. 2. To provide, by means of the same agencies, for the distribution of suitable religious literature, grants are warmly welcomed.

Waifs and Strays, Church of England Society for Providing Homes for (Incorporated); 1881; Office: Old Town Hall, Kennington Road, London, S.E. Has 114 Homes in England and Wales, and 2 in Canada.; To provide Homes for destitute orphans, and outcast children of both sexes. Means adopted:- 1. Small Homes 2. Boarding out 3. Emigration.

Waldensian Church Missions in Italy; 1868; Laurel Bank, Upper Tooting Park, S.W.; The Evangelical preaching of the Gospel in Italy.

Walsham How Memorial Home (Industrial) for Girls; 1884; 1, Forest Rise, Walthamstow; To receive fallen girls, between the ages of 13 and 20, and train them for domestic service. (Named after the late founder).#

Walter's Almshouses; 1658; Nightingale Rd., Wood Green, N.; Homes for 6 poor women of Shoreditch parish, receiving 7s. each per week.


Warehousemen Clerks & Drapers' Schools; 1853; Russell Hill, Purley, S.O. Surrey. Office, 4, Ludgate Hill, E.C.; To support, clothe, and educate orphan and necessitous boys and girls of warehousemen and clerks employed in any wholesale trade, or retail drapers, their clerks or shopmen, in any part of the United Kingdom, who have been or have not been subscribers.

Weavers' Company's Charities; --; 70, Basinghall Street, E.C.; Grants pensions of from £5 to £13 yearly to poor weavers, male and female, and other connected with the Company.

Almshouses; 1725; Wanstead; To receive and support 12 poor men, freemen of Weavers' Company, or weavers by trade, and to receive and support 12 poor freewomen or widows of freemen of Weavers' Company, or widows or daughters of weavers by trade.

Wellington (The) College; 1853; Office, Wellington College, Wellington College Station, Berks.; To board and educate on Foundation sons of deceased army officers who within five years of their death received pay from the Crown. Has several valuable Scholarships. Non-Foundationers are also admitted.

Welsh Girls' Schools; 1715; Ashford, Middlesex; To educate and board girls of Welsh parentage.

Wesleyan Home Mission; 1749; Central Buildings, Westminster, S.W.; The employment of Home Missionary Ministers and Lay Agents, and also of Ministers to Wesleyans in the Army and Navy.

Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society; 1813; 24, Bishopsgate, E.C.; The support and enlargement of the foreign missions carried on under the sanction of the Wesleyan Methodist Conference.


Wesleyan Training College for Female Students; 1872; Southlands, High St., Battersea, S.W.; To train teachers (women) for Day Schools under the Board of Education. £36 11s. for two years board, tuition, laundry and medical attendance.

Wesleyan Training College for Male Students; 1851; 130, Horseferry Road, Westminster, S.W.; To train teachers (men) for Wesleyan and other day schools. The fee paid by each is £30 for the two years' board, lodging, tuition, laundry and medical attendance.

Westbourne Provident Dispensary and Maternity; 1855; 244, Harrow Rd., W.; To give medical aid to the poor, and attend on poor women during confinement on payment of a small sum monthly.

Westby's (Mary) Pension Charity; 1749; There is no Office.; To support 10 poor women, members of The City Temple, Weigh House, or New Court Chambers.

West End Hospital for Nervous Diseases; 1878; 73, Welbeck St., Cavendish Sq., W., and Marylebone Lane, W.; For the treatment of the poor suffering from diseases of the nervous system, paralysis, and epilepsy, with special wards for children.

West London Hospital; 1856; Hammersmith Road, W.; The gratuitous relief of the sick or injured poor.

Western Dispensary; 1789 & 1879; 38, Rochester Row, Westminster; To gratuitously relieve the sick poor at the Dispensary, or at their homes, also lying-in women, and for the provision of medical attendance, etc., to provident members. There is a Convalescent Branch.

Western General Dispensary; 1830; Cosway Street, Marylebone Road, N.W.; To provide medical and surgical aid and nurses for the sick poor - also midwives and medicine for poor women in their confinement at their own homes.


West Ham and Eastern General Hospital and Dispensary; 1861; Stratford, London, E.; (1) To receive and treat accidents and urgent cases at any hour. (2) To give advice, medicines, and surgical aid to poor persons.

Western Ophthalmic Hospital; 1856; Marylebone Rd., nr. to Baker St., and Edgware Road Stations; The Treatment if poor persons suffering from diseases of the eye.

Western Skin Hospital; 1851; 44-46, Hampstead Road, N.W.; The treatment of poor persons suffering from diseases of the skin.

Westminster Greycoat Hospital (Endowed) Day School for Girls; 1698, reconstitut'd 1873; Greycoat place, near Victoria Street, S.W.; A sound and comprehensive education to 400 girls. 133 free Foundation Scholars* (*The Foundation Scholars are nominated from the Public Elementary Schools of Westminster or elected on the ground of orphanage and adversity. The School is quite distinct from, but is worked under arrangements similar to those of the United Westminster Schools). Girls prepared for all examinations. Has also a Boarding School at Caversham, Oxon., for 120 Girls, Queen Anne's School.

Westminster Female Refuge; 1856; 11, Tufton St., Dean's Yd., Westminster, S.W.; To receive penitent women and girls temporarily (Conned with Church Penitentiary Association). Age limit, 25.

Westminster French Protestant School; 1747; 233, Shaftesbury Avenue, W.C.; To maintain, clothe and educate 15 daughters of poor descendants of French Hugenot refugees, from 7 to 14½ years of age.

Westminster General Dispensary (Incorporating, 1907, St. George's and St. James's Dispensary); 1774; 9, Gerrard Street, Soho, W.; Free medical and surgical relief of the sick poor.

Westminster Hospital; 1719, Incor. 1836; Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, S.W.; To receive and treat the sick and injured poor.


Westminster Jews' Free School; 1811; Hanway Place, Oxford Street, W.; To educate poor Jewish children of both sexes.

Westminster School (Otherwise St. Peter's College, Westminster); Refounded 1560; Dean's Yard, Westminster; Educates 40 resident and 20 non-resident foundationers, called King's Scholars, also 13 Exhibitioners. Each King's Scholar receiving a scholarship of £35 school fees. Resident King's Scholars further receive full maintenance for £30 yearly. Exhibitions worth £30 or £20 yearly.* (*The School fees for Town Boys are 5 guineas at entrance, and 30 guineas annually for tuition. These fees include all the ordinary instruction, together with drawing, singing, and drill.

Westminster Technical Fund* (*Formerly Apprentice Funds left by Sir John Cutler, 1679, and Charles Rampayne, Esq., 1705); 1877; 53, Palace Street, Westminster.; The technical education of boys (being Foundationers) of the Westminster City School, and of girls (also Foundationers) of the Grey-coat Hospital.

Westminster - United Westminster Almshouses (Comprise Palmer's, Butler's, Emery Hill's, and Hannah S. Chadwick's Almshouses, amalgamated in 1879 by the Charity Commissioners); United in 1879; Rochester Row, Westminster, S.W.; These Charities provide almshouses for 9 married couples and 18 single persons, with pensions of £42 each to the former, and £27 each to the latter, and coals - also out-door pensions, at present 42 of £20, 14 of £15, and 13 of £10 - and £100 per annum for apprenticing children.

Westminster - Westminster City School* (*These Schools were constituted by a Scheme of the Endowed Schools Commissioners in June, 1873 (amended by Supplemental Schemes of the Charity Commissioners. February, 1878 and 1899), whereby they appropriated Emanuel Hospital founded by Lady Dacre, 1594 - St. Margaret's Hospital (Greencoat School), founded by King Charles I., and incorporated 1633 - Palmer's School, founded by Rev. James Palmer, 1650 - and Hill's Grammar School, founded by Emery Hill, Esq., in 1708, and thus they formed the United Westminster Schools - a Day School and a Boarding School.; Reconstitut'd 1873 and 1878; 53-55, Palace St., Victoria St., S.W. Office, 53, Palace st.; A Day School for the liberal education of 500 boys, 125 free called Foundationer Scholars.* (*Of the 190 Foundationers, who receive wholly free education, two-thirds are drawn from the Public Elementary Schools of Westminster and Chelsea, and the remaining one third are orphans or cases of adversity elected by the Governors. The other boys have to pay a fee (in advance) of £4 17s. 10d. a year in the Lower Division and £6 15s. in the Upper Division. The sum of £500 a year is given in Exhibitions in this and Emanuel School.)

Westmorland Society's School; 1746; Norwood Road, Herne Hill. Office, 47, Lincoln's Inn Fields, W.C.; To maintain and educate poor children of natives of Westmorland. The candidate for election must be over 8 years of age.


White Cross League Church of England Society; 1883; 7, Dean's Yard, Westminster, S.W.; To promote purity among men - a chivalrous respect for womanhood - the preservation of the young from contamination - rescue work, etc.

Whitelands College; 1849; King's Road, Chelsea; The training of schoolmistresses for elementary schools.

Widows and Orphans of Medical Men, Society for Relief of; 1788; 11, Chandos St., Cavendish Sq., W.; To provide relief for distressed widows and orphans of members of the Society.

Widows' Friend Society; 1808; 28, Basinghall St., E.C.; To assist poor widows resident in the Metropolis to earn a livelihood for themselves and their families. Grants pensions of £6 or less each to aged Christian widows.

Widows, George Ballard's Home for; 1883; 43, Newton Rd, Westbourne Grove, W.; A Home for 6 reduced ladies, 55 years of age, widows of officers in the army or navy, or of merchants.

Widows, Society for the Relief of Distressed; 1823; Dacre House, 5, Arundel Street, Strand, W.C.; To relieve poor distressed widows, within a month of husband's death, living within a 4 mile radius of the Office.

Williams (Rev. Dr. Daniel) Charity; 1716; 14, Gordon Sq., W.C.; A Free Library of Theology, etc., Funds for assistance of Nonconformist ministers or their widows, Scholarships for students for the ministry. A school for girls in Wales. Books given to the poor.

Wilson's Grammar School; By Royal Charter 1615; Camberwell. The School, Camberwell, S.E.; To educate boys residing in Camberwell. Age of admission, 8 years. Fees £12 for boys over 10 and £10 under 10 a year* (*Four Scholarships entitling to free education, etc, for three years, open to boys). Has Scholarships and Exhibitions of £30 per annum at places of Higher Education.


Wilson's Loan Charity; 1766; Chamberlain's Office, Guildhall, E.C.; To lend sums of £100 and £300 to young tradesmen of City of London, or within five miles, at £1 per cent. for the first year, and £2 per cent. per annum, for the following four years.

Women, Grosvenor Hospital for; 1866 rebuilt 1897 and 1904; Vincent Square, Westminster; The treatment as In- and Out-patients, of women suffering from diseases peculiar to their sex.

Women, Chelsea Hospital for; 1871; Arthur Street, Chelsea, S.W. Convalescent Home at St. Leonard's-on-Sea; To treat diseases of women, gratuitously to the indigent, but small fees, proportionate to means of the patient, are expected from those who can afford it. Has 80 beds, of which 23 are occupied by some of the nursing and domestic staffs until the new Nurse's Home is built. 22 beds in Convalescent Home, not restricted to Hospital patients.

Women, New Hospital for; 1866; 144, Euston Road, N.W.; To afford poor women and children medical and surgical treatment by legally qualified women.

Women, Society for Promoting the Employment of; 1859; 23, Berners St., W.; Assists, by advice, information, and loans for fees, the daughters of professional men, and others, to train for various professions and occupations, and helps them to get engagements when trained.

Women, The Hospital for; 1842; Soho Square, W.; For the treatment of women suffering from diseases peculiar to their sex.


Women's Holiday Fund; 1895; 76, Denison House, 1296, Vauxhall Bridge Road, S.W.; To send away for a short holiday hard-working and deserving women who require rest and change. Each applicant is expected to contribute according to her means.

Woodhall Spa Home for Invalid Gentlewomen; 1894; Home for Gentlewomen, Woodhall Spa, Lincs.; To provide temporary rest and Spa treatment at a small charge for invalid ladies of limited means.

Worcestershire Society; 1815; Queen's Houses, Queen's Street, E.C.; To apprentice and pay Training College fees of children of poor parents, natives of Worcestershire, living in London or its vicinity, or in the country of Worcester.

Work-Girls' (St. Mary's Girls' Club); 1884; St. Mary's Girls' Club, Union St., Borough, S.E., and St. Mary's, Herne Bay; To provide evening classes, amusements for working-girls, and Home of Rest.

Working Girls, Soho Club and Home for; 1880; 59, Greek Street, Soho Sq., W.; To provide instruction and social comforts for working girls, also lodging at a moderate charge for those engaged in business and for students.

World's Evangelical Alliance (British Organisation); 1846; 19, Russell Sq., W.C.; Incorporated 1912. Is active in the promotion of co-operation and unity, the cause of religious liberty, the relief of persecuted Christians, the furtherance of united prayer, the maintenance of evangelical truth, and various enterprises of direct evangelistic work.

Working Men's College; 1854; Crowndale Road, St. Pancras, N.W.; To educate during their leisure evenings the working men of London at smallest possible cost.

Working Men's Lord's Day Rest Association; 1857; 12, John Street, Bedford Row, W.C.; To secure to the people Sunday as the day of rest.

Yarrow Home for Convalescent Children of the Better Class (The) (Now being used as a military hospital); 1895; Broadstairs. Office, 6, Holborn Viaduct, London, E.C.; A seaside home for convalescent children, whose parents are not in a position to pay the whole cost of the child's maintenance. Children of the lower classes are not eligible.


Yorkshire Society's School; 1812; 61, Westminster Bridge Road, S.E.; To maintain and educate boys born in Yorkshire, or one of whose parents was born there, and are now reduced by misfortune, or dead.

Young Helpers' League (in connection with Dr. Barnardo's Homes : National Incorporated Association); 1892; 18 to 26 Stepney Causeway, London, E.; A voluntary Union of young people and Senior Members, from happy homes all over the world to aid Crippled, Ailing, Incurable, Blind and Deaf and Dumb Children, who are Waifs or Destitute Orphans.

Young Men's Christian Association London (Central); 1844; Tottenham Court Road, W., 186, Aldersgate St., E.C. 59-60, Cornhill, and Shaftesbury House, Margate.* (*There are 8584 Y.M.C.A. Centres throughout the world, with a membership of 1,100,530. The principal Holiday Homes are Hazelwood, Ryde - Shaftesbury House, Margate - Steine House, Brighton - Cairn House, Bournemouth - Crane House, Great Yarmouth); To provide for the fourfold natures of young men and to build up a virile type of manhood. Being inter-denominational it seeks to serve all the Churches, and non-political to foster good citizenship.

Young Women's Christian Association, London; 1855; Office, 25 & 26, George St., Hanover Sq., W. Has 136 Branches in the Metropolis.; To establish boarding houses, institute, employment agencies, seaside homes, and to associate for mutual help, sympathy and instruction, young women of all classes - to promote their religious and moral well-being - and to afford protection to all who need it by various agencies.

Zenana Bible and Medical Mission; 1852; 33, Surrey St., Strand, W.C.; To make known the gospel of Christ to the Women of India.

Zenana and Home Mission Midwifery Training Fund; 1880; Kempshott House, Kempshott Rd., Streatham, S.W.; To give midwifery instruction to ladies, for missionary work abroad, and at home.