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Jeanie: An Army of One - From personal charity to non-governmental organisation - some of the work o

A seminar organised by the Voluntary Action History Society

Mrs Nassau Senior was active in many fields of voluntary action included the pioneering of voluntary social work in poor housing areas, responsibility for social housing finance, workhouse infirmary visiting, support of girls’ industrial schools, co-founding the British Red Cross in wartime, championing the fostering and adoption of destitute orphans as an alternative to the workhouse, and the founding of the Metropolitan Association for Befriending Young Servants. This paper draws on her own unpublished letters and letters received from such prominent figures as Octavia Hill, Lord Shaftesbury and Florence Nightingale.


Sybil Oldfield | talks


Date and Time:

2 May 2006 at 5:30 pm


2 hours



Institute of Historical Research
IHR, Senate House
Malet St
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Voluntary Action History Society
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