Autograph Letter Signed Herschell, Lord Chancellor, to unnamed woman, concerning the Children's Aid Society of which, as he says, he was President .

Farrer Herschell, first Baron Herschell (DNB)(1837–1899), lord chancellor.
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[Printed heading] 46 Grosvenor Gardens, SW [London] 31 January 1896.
SKU: 10898

Three pages, 12mo, some staining, but text clear and complete. In asking your consideration of the claims of the Childrens' Aid Society a Branch of the Reformatory & Refuge Union of which I am the President, I am not seeking your help for a mere experiment but for work which has been in progress now for nearly forty years with marked success. By means of this Society large numbers of children have been rescued from criminal & vicious surroundings, from the almost certain fate of a future of dishonesty & vice, & have become honest & honourable men & women and useful members of society. | During the past year alone 1290 children have come within the beneficent operations of the Society... it was recently ascertained that of the children rescued by the Society & placed in Industrial Schools during the last 12 years, nearly 90 per cent were known to be doing well ... | Help is urgently needed ...