Charity Organization Society


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Education Harriet Shaw Weaver
She volunteered with the Charity Organization Society to fulfil the practical requirement, but seems not to have completed a degree.
Education Ann Bridge
While living cheaply and working for the Charity Organization Society , Mary Anne Sanders (later AB ) studied at the London School of Economics (the LSE), from which this year she obtained a diploma in...
Employer Stella Benson
The Women's Emergency Corps despatched her to Hoxton, in London's East End, to work with women and the poor in the Charity Organization Society , with which she accepted a salaried clerical position in...
Material Conditions of Writing Beatrice Webb
She was working as manager of these buildings, part of the low-income housing project of the Charity Organization Society (COS) founded by Octavia Hill .
Occupation Eleanor Rathbone
Soon after leaving OxfordER became a Visitor for the Liverpool Central Relief Society , which was linked to the Charity Organization Society (COS): her first formal experience, it seems, in social work.
Pedersen, Susan. Eleanor Rathbone and the Politics of Conscience. Yale University Press, 2004.
Stobaugh, Beverly. Women and Parliament, 1918-1970. Exposition Press, 1978.
Occupation Eleanor Rathbone
Rathbone and Macadam collaborated on many social and political projects, most with feminist aims. They began by stabilising the Settlement's budget and community programmes. The two then served on the founding committee of the School of Social Studies and Training for Social Work
Occupation Susan Tweedsmuir
ST began her career (her own term) in welfare work under the ægis of Mrs. Humphry Ward .
Tweedsmuir, Susan. The Lilac and the Rose. G. Duckworth, 1952.
She began by serving food to crippled children at the Passmore Edwards Settlement (later the Mary...
Occupation Harriet Shaw Weaver
HSW volunteered with the Holiday Fund , founded by Canon Barnett to send ailing slum children away for recuperative vacations.
Barnett was a disciple of Octavia Hill and a founding spirit in the Charity Organization Society
Occupation Harriet Shaw Weaver
HSW volunteered as a case-worker for the Whitechapel Committee of the Charity Organization Society , an institution that aimed to reduce poverty by making the poor more self-sufficient.
Lidderdale, Jane, and Mary Nicholson. Dear Miss Weaver. Viking, 1970.
Occupation Beatrice Webb
Beatrice Potter (later BW ) volunteered as a case-worker for the philanthropic Charity Organization Society (COS) founded by Octavia Hill .
Nord, Deborah Epstein. The Apprenticeship of Beatrice Webb. University of Massachusetts Press, 1985.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Occupation Ann Bridge
Since, however, writing seemed unlikely to yield her a livelihood, she went immediately to work as assistant secretary for the Charity Organization Society , Chelsea branch. This paid her twenty-three shillings a week, with hours...
politics Maria Grey
MG joined the Charity Organization Society (founded the previous year); she served on its council with Octavia Hill .
Ellsworth, Edward W. Liberators of the Female Mind: The Shirreff Sisters, Educational Reform, and the Women’s Movement. Greenwood, 1979.
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Wealth and Poverty Kate Marsden
The Charity Organization Society of London delivered its report regarding the accuracy of KM 's claims about her travels and her management of the Kate Marsden Leper Fund .
Baigent, Elizabeth. “Kate Marsden: 1859–1931”. Geographers Biobibliographical Studies, edited by Hayden Lorimer and Charles W. J. Withers, Continuum, 2008, pp. 63 -92.
Wealth and Poverty Kate Marsden
In 1892 the Kate Marsden Leper Fund was reported to be under investigation for financial irregularities by the Charity Organization Society of London.
Chapman, Hilary. “The New Zealand Campaign against Kate Marsden, Traveller to Siberia”. New Zealand Slavonic Journal, pp. 123 - 40.


Charles Bosanquet , first Secretary of the Charity Organization Society , published A Handy-Book for Visitors of the Poor in London.
In Kensington, Martha Merrington became the first of many women elected as a Poor Law Guardian; previously women had carried out poor law work after being conscripted or acclaimed without contest in elections.
Jane Brownlow wrote the Women's Local Government Society handbook, Women's Work in Local Government.