LONDON FEMALE PENITENTIARY, PENTONVILLE. During the year 1845-46, the sum of 1150l. 4s 10d was received for washing and needlework done by the inmates of this establishment, many of whom had become qualified to earn a respectable maintenance on leaving the Asylum.* (*Advertisement in the Times, Oct.21st 1846).
Peter Cunningham, Hand-Book of London, 1850