Indigent Widows' and Single Women's Society/Ralston House Records (3099)

Date created 1817-1985
Creator Indigent Widows' and Single Women's Society of Philadelphia | Ralston, Sarah
Abstract The Indigent Widows and Single Women's Society of Philadelphia was founded in 1817 by Sarah Ralston, a Quaker. She organized this charitable organization for women of good Christian character. The name was eventually changed to the Ralston House when the organization admitted men. The collection contains correspondence, 1824-1862, account books, and other business papers.
Size 31 linear feet
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Local identifier Collection 3099 | Collection 1400
Contributing institution Historical Society of Pennsylvania
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