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‘Dear Mr Brownlow, Will You Please Tell Me… ’

Jessica A. Sheetz-Nguyen

Jessica Sheetz-Nguyen is Associate Professor of History at the University of Central Oklahoma, US. She teaches Women’s History from a European and international perspective. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Victorian Women, Unwed Mothers and the London Foundling Hospital

Continuum, 2012

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... stories of work and survival, but most do not reveal deeply personal perspectives.See John Burnett, ed. Destiny Obscure: Autobiographies of Childhood, Education, and Family from the 1820s to the 1920s (London: A. Lane, 1982). While...

Ornament of the Metropolis: Victorian Representation and Reality

Jessica A. Sheetz-Nguyen

Jessica Sheetz-Nguyen is Associate Professor of History at the University of Central Oklahoma, US. She teaches Women’s History from a European and international perspective. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Victorian Women, Unwed Mothers and the London Foundling Hospital

Continuum, 2012

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...The Committee of Governors meet every Saturday Morning at Ten o’clock at the Foundling Hospital, to receive and deliberate on petitions praying for the admission of Children. Children can only be received into this Hospital upon personal...

‘If You Will Kindly Take Her from Me, You Will Save My Character’: Framing Respectability

Jessica A. Sheetz-Nguyen

Jessica Sheetz-Nguyen is Associate Professor of History at the University of Central Oklahoma, US. She teaches Women’s History from a European and international perspective. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Victorian Women, Unwed Mothers and the London Foundling Hospital

Continuum, 2012

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... case of Anne A. (aged 22) demonstrates the power of character references from an aristocrat. Lady Margaret Cocks of Eastenor Castle, Herefordshire, employed the petitioner as a ‘lady’s maid’. The young maid accompanied Lady Margaret on a trip...

Introduction

Jessica A. Sheetz-Nguyen

Jessica Sheetz-Nguyen is Associate Professor of History at the University of Central Oklahoma, US. She teaches Women’s History from a European and international perspective. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Victorian Women, Unwed Mothers and the London Foundling Hospital

Continuum, 2012

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... and geographic quarters closer to home.’ Barkan concentrates on questions of race and gender, rather than space and values. See Edward Said, Culture and Imperialism (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1993); Elazar Barkan, ‘Post Anti-Colonial...

‘There Can Be No Reason for Giving to Vice Privileges Which We Deny Misfortune’: Legal Constraints for Victorian Mothers

Jessica A. Sheetz-Nguyen

Jessica Sheetz-Nguyen is Associate Professor of History at the University of Central Oklahoma, US. She teaches Women’s History from a European and international perspective. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Victorian Women, Unwed Mothers and the London Foundling Hospital

Continuum, 2012

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... Political Economy De-Moralized’, Gertrude Himmelfarb, The Idea of Poverty: England in the Early Industrial Age (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1983), pp.100–44. Thomas Robert Malthus, An Essay on the Principle of Population (1798; repr., Ann Arbor:...

Conclusion

Jessica A. Sheetz-Nguyen

Jessica Sheetz-Nguyen is Associate Professor of History at the University of Central Oklahoma, US. She teaches Women’s History from a European and international perspective. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Victorian Women, Unwed Mothers and the London Foundling Hospital

Continuum, 2012

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...During the nineteenth century the Foundling Hospital, situated in Bloomsbury among the town homes of London’s West End, reshaped Britain’s attitude towards charitable giving by serving as the ornament of the metropolis. It provided a model...

‘When First Acquainted with Father I Was… ’: Foundling Hospital Mothers and Fathers

Jessica A. Sheetz-Nguyen

Jessica Sheetz-Nguyen is Associate Professor of History at the University of Central Oklahoma, US. She teaches Women’s History from a European and international perspective. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Victorian Women, Unwed Mothers and the London Foundling Hospital

Continuum, 2012

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... I. Woods and P. R. A. Hinde built on Anderson’s technique and developed a ‘collective biography’ approach to data drawn from local areas in order to consider variations among individuals. The ‘collective biography’ measures and compares...

‘Is My Own Name Really Required, for on that Everything Depends’

Jessica A. Sheetz-Nguyen

Jessica Sheetz-Nguyen is Associate Professor of History at the University of Central Oklahoma, US. She teaches Women’s History from a European and international perspective. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Victorian Women, Unwed Mothers and the London Foundling Hospital

Continuum, 2012

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... petition was accepted.Accepted Foundling Hospital Petition, A/FH/A/08/1-1875, LMA.Accepted Foundling Hospital Petition, A/FH/A/08/1-1875, LMA.Committee members admitted another similar case, Alice A. (aged 22), a general servant who had been...

Circumventing Social Geography: The Unwed Mother’s Search for Respectability

Jessica A. Sheetz-Nguyen

Jessica Sheetz-Nguyen is Associate Professor of History at the University of Central Oklahoma, US. She teaches Women’s History from a European and international perspective. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Victorian Women, Unwed Mothers and the London Foundling Hospital

Continuum, 2012

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...It has been appositely remarked that whereas the City is the heart, Westminster is the head of our great metropolis; while the suburbs in general constitute its limbs and extremities… The City is the centre of all commercial transactions...