Title: The Advocate and Family Guardian: A Semi-Monthly Periodical. The Organ of the American Female Guardian Society, Home for the Friendless and Home Industrial Schools, Volume XLVI (46) 1880
Description: A bound volume in its original boards. The 1880 issues of the periodical, beginning with issue no. 1 (January 1) through issue no. 24 (December 16). The brown cloth boards are very worn and soiled. The spine is missing a few pieces and a fair bit of biopredation. The interior is clean and nicely preserved.
A New York City charity, the American Female Guardian Society was founded in 1834 to aid impoverished women and children and was entirely by women except for a small board of male counselors. The Advocate and Family Guardian periodical is a window into the culture of the charity, highly religious, with accounts of business, personal stories, descriptions of the social issues that were commonly faced, lists of donors to the charity, book reviews, poetry, statistics for the organization, physicians reports, etc.
Jacket Condition: None
Publisher: American Female Guardian Society
Place: New York
Size: 11.5 x 9.25 inches.
Pages: 288 pages.
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