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Provident Society for Employing the Poor minutes

Identifier: HC.MC-975-09-022

Scope and Contents

This collection contains one volume of minutes from the Provident Society for Employing the Poor. It includes minutes, which are comprised of financial decisions and nominations. It also includes loose letters in the back, which mostly relate to the resolution to dissolve the organization in 1924. It also includes drafts of announcements, typed treasurer reports, and other correspondence.


  • Creation: 1885-1924


Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).

Historical Note

The Provident Society for Employing the Poor was founded in 1824 in Philadelphia, PA. Its purpose was to "assist and encourage deserving poor widoes and mothers of dependent chidlren, by giving them employment in sewing during the later weeks of the winter, when their wants are most pressing, from the exhaustion of their slender supplies." The organization was dissolved in 1924. According to the final minute in the minute book, the decision was made to end it that year because it was the organization's hundred anniversary year, and remaining funds were to be distributed to similiar organizations.


0.12 linear ft. (1 volume)

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Exact acquisition unknown. Was removed from MC 1008 at some unknown date.

Related Materials

  • MC 1008 Morris - Sansom family papers
  • MC 975.08.025 Provident Society for Employing the Poor account book

Processing Information

Processed by Mary A. Crauderueff; completed December 2015.

Provident Society for Employing the Poor minutes, 1885-1924
Mary A. Crauderueff
December 2015
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