In Her Own Right

H. Clay Preston letter to Anna M. Jackson

Image A00183660 lg
Date created 1911-06-14
Creators Preston, H. Clay (Henry Clay), 1865-1927
Description No. THE BROOKLYN SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO CHILDREN HENRY R.JONES, president H. CLAY PRESTON SECRETARY AND SUPERINTENDENT WILLIAM J.COOMBS, treasurer. 103-105-107 SCHERMERHORN STREET BROOKLYN-NEW YORK JUNE 14TH, 1911 Mrs. William M. Jackson, #540 West 122nd Street, New York City. Dear Mrs. Jackson:- I wrote Commissioner of Corrections Whitney, as I said I would do and only this morning received his reply. He says the new reformatory on Harts Island is not built on cottage lines, but each inmate is to be provided with a room eleven feet deep by seven feet wide, which looks like the old fashion cell, but no doubt in this case will include modern conveniences, some of which you mentioned. It is too bad but I don’t suppose we can help it. Yours very truly, H. Clay Preston [Secretary & Superintendent.] W
Size 1 page
Type text
Subject Reformatories
Geographical location Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Language English
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Contributing institution Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
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