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Home for Foundlings

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ISBN-10: 0887767095

ISBN-13: 9780887767098

Edition: 2005

Authors: Marthe Jocelyn

List price: $16.95
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Thousands of mothers carried their babies to the gates of the Foundling Hospital desperate to save them from the cruel streets of eighteenth-century London. Each baby was left with a personal “token” – identification if a repentant mother ever returned to reclaim her child. Captain Thomas Coram, himself childless, was inspired by the sight of babies abandoned on dung heaps to petition the king for support in building a home for England’s poorest children. Coram’s vision saved countless children’s lives. A Home for Foundlings describes the hospital Captain Coram founded, the luminaries involved – including Handel, Hogarth, and Dickens – and the daily lives of the foundlings themselves. …    
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Tundra
Publication date: 4/12/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 120
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English