[Catchpenny; Spoof?; Miss Faithfull; Employment and Emigration of Women] Autograph Letter Signed E.S. Faithfull to unnamed correspondent (Madam) saying how working class women are better provided for than the educated classes.

E.M. Faithfull [pseud.?][Miss Faithfull]
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[Printed Heading] several lines (SEE IMAGE and text below) concluding Sole Office: 136 Regent Street, W. | London, 18 February 1887.
SKU: 24166

Two pages, 12mo, remnants of tipping in process, good condition. Printed heading commences: English and Foreign Educational, Industrial, Commercial, Plain Work, Benevolent and Emigration Institute for the Employment of Women. Conducted by Miss FAITHFULL [...........] See IMAGE for the (substantial) rest. Text: All my sympathies I must say are given to the homeless & destitute of the educated classes'[.] [T]hey are so utterly friendless. The working classes have untold benefits. Look at the Homes provided for them, the Classes, the Institutions, the recreations the new Lodging Houses the cheap [?], the [treats?] whereas the poor of the educated classes gentlemen as much as ladies have none of these. I am heart sick at the misery I see daily & I feel sure you must be the same. Note: The only references to this Miss Faithfull and her organisation are in advertisements in periodicals, asking for donations. For example (Googlebooks), A. TRUTH, 4 August 1887, p.205: A fortnight in the country free of cost for Invalid and Necessitous Ladies, earnestly solicited. They have no change. INVITATIONS or DONATIONS thankfully acknowledged by Miss Faithfull, The Institute, 136 Regent Street; B. The Speaker, 18 March 1893: THE CRY OF THE HUNGRY | Miss Faithful, The Institute, 136, Regent Street, W. | Funds urgently needed for the destitute ones under her care, and for others whose pitiful wants she is unable to relieve; C. The Leisure Hour, vol.42, p.576: Miss Faithfull, of the Institute for the Employment of Women, 136 Regent Street, proposes a new method of doing benefit for the unprotected female classes, for whom she is always exerting herself. If this is a false Miss Faithfull, the real Miss Emily Faithfull established the Victoria Press in 1858, inspired by the establishment of the Society for the Employment of Women. Is E.S. Faithfull taking advantage of public consciousness of Emily Faithfull's work? The learned curator of the LSE Women's Library hadn't come across E.S. Faithfull and her charitable organisation.