Punch,  51 (1866), 108.

Ladies Labour and the Poor





Class, Patronage, Societies, Gender, Health, Domestic Economy, Human Development

    Upholding the virtues of spending one's excess money on 'judicious works of charity', describes the work of the Ladies' Sanitary Association, an ailing society to which Punch suggests readers send money. Explains how the association tries to 'help the poor to live in cleanliness and health' and in general to live healthily and economically. Adds that with the recent visitation of the 'black cholera' the ladies distribute materials for sanitising dwellings and 'calls remediary notice to the misery and sickness caused by crowded overworking'. Among the many charitable activities of the association that Punch praises, are the invigorating walks on which hundreds of pauper children are taken by its ladies. Ponders the benefits of these activities for children and notes the association's call for extra funds to undertake this work. Hopes that people will donate money.

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