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Philanthropy Collection

Background imagePhilanthropy Collection: Mount Pleasant Hotel, Kings Cross, London

Mount Pleasant Hotel, Kings Cross, London
The Mount Pleasant Hotel at the corner of Kings Cross Road and Calthorpe Street, Central London. The building was originally erected in 1894 as one of Londons six Rowton Houses - large

Background imagePhilanthropy Collection: St Matilda / Butler Lives

St Matilda / Butler Lives
SAINT MATILDA Queen of Henry I of Germany, noted for her philanthropy; she founded many convents

Background imagePhilanthropy Collection: Cartoon, The Macmillion (Andrew Carnegie)

Cartoon, The Macmillion (Andrew Carnegie)
Cartoon, The Macmillion -- Andrew Carnegie (1835 - 1919), Scottish-American industrialist, business magnate, and philanthropist

Background imagePhilanthropy Collection: Sir Francis Crossley, businessman, philanthropist and MP

Sir Francis Crossley, businessman, philanthropist and MP
Sir Francis Crossley (1817-1872), 1st Baronet of Halifax, British carpet manufacturer, philanthropist and Liberal Party politician. Date: 1860s

Background imagePhilanthropy Collection: Prison reformer Elizabeth Fry visits women at Newgate

Prison reformer Elizabeth Fry visits women at Newgate
Elizabeth Fry (1780-1845) on a visit to Newgate Prison, London. In 1817, Fry and a group of like-minded, mostly Quaker, women formed the Ladies Association for the Reformation of the Female Prisoners

Background imagePhilanthropy Collection: Adeline, Duchess of Bedford

Adeline, Duchess of Bedford (1852-1920), formerly Lady Adeline Mary Somers-Cocks, George Sackville Russell, 10th Duke of Bedford

Background imagePhilanthropy Collection: Carla Thorneycroft, philanthropist and patron of the arts

Carla Thorneycroft, philanthropist and patron of the arts
Carla Thorneycroft, Baroness Thorneycroft (1914-2007), formerly Countess Carla Roberti, born Carla Maria Concetta Francesca Malagola Cappi

Background imagePhilanthropy Collection: Bulford Camp - Miss Perks Soldiers Home, Wiltshire

Bulford Camp - Miss Perks Soldiers Home, Wiltshire, England. Off-duty facilities such as this were supplied by religious organisations

Background imagePhilanthropy Collection: Poster advertising the NSPCC, Diamond Jubilee Year Appeal - In 60 years the NSPCC has

Poster advertising the NSPCC, Diamond Jubilee Year Appeal - In 60 years the NSPCC has come to the rescue of 5.5 million children - please help us, if you can. Date: circa 1944

Background imagePhilanthropy Collection: The Earl of Meath, founder of Empire Day

The Earl of Meath, founder of Empire Day
Reginald Brabazon, 12th Earl of Meath, (1841-1929) was a British politician and philanthropist. An enthusiastic imperialist, he instigated Empire Day

Background imagePhilanthropy Collection: Duchess of Marlborough

Duchess of Marlborough
Portrait of Consuelo Vanderbilt (1877 - 1964), American heiress and first wife of Charles Spencer-Churchill, 9th Duke of Marlborough

Background imagePhilanthropy Collection: Winifred Coombe-Tennant (Mrs Willett), medium

Winifred Coombe-Tennant (Mrs Willett), medium
Winifred Margaret Serocold Coombe-Tennant (pseudonym: Mrs Willett, 1874-1956), British suffragette, politician, philanthropist, patron of the arts and spiritualist who engaged in automatic writing

Background imagePhilanthropy Collection: Rowton House, Kings Cross, London

Rowton House, Kings Cross, London
The Kings Cross Rowton House (built in 1894) at the corner of Kings Cross Road and Calthorpe Street, Central London. Rowton Houses, of which six were erected around London, were large, purpose built

Background imagePhilanthropy Collection: Lady Muriel Paget & children, WW1

Lady Muriel Paget & children, WW1
Lady Muriel Paget (1876 - 1938), nee Finch-Hatton, wife of Sir Richard Surtees Paget, second Baronet of Oldfallings Hall, Wolverhampton

Background imagePhilanthropy Collection: Lady Howard de Walden

Lady Howard de Walden
Portrait of Lady Howard de Walden, formerly Margherita van Raalte before her marriage, founder and President of Queen Charlottes Ball, the highlight of the debutante season

Background imagePhilanthropy Collection: Carnegie Infant Welfare Institute, Handsworth, Birmingham

Carnegie Infant Welfare Institute, Handsworth, Birmingham Date: circa 1920s

Background imagePhilanthropy Collection: Gardening, Inebriates Reformatory, Lewes, Sussex

Gardening, Inebriates Reformatory, Lewes, Sussex
Inmates gardening at the Southern Counties Inebriates Reformatory at Lewes, Sussex. The institution, housed in the former Lewes Union workhouse

Background imagePhilanthropy Collection: Fire drill, NIPRCC East Harling, Norfolk

Fire drill, NIPRCC East Harling, Norfolk
A fire drill at the East Harling, Norfolk, branch of the National Institutions for Persons Requiring Care and Control, an organisation privately run by the Rev Harold Burden to house feeble minded

Background imagePhilanthropy Collection: Inebriates Reformatory, Ackworth, Yorkshire

Inebriates Reformatory, Ackworth, Yorkshire
The North Midlands Inebriates Reformatory at Ackworth near Pontefract, West Yorkshire. The institution was one of several operated by National Institutions for Inebriates

Background imagePhilanthropy Collection: Inmates in grounds, Inebriates Reformatory, Lewes, Sussex

Inmates in grounds, Inebriates Reformatory, Lewes, Sussex
Inmates in the grounds of the Southern Counties Inebriates Reformatory at Lewes, Sussex. The institution, housed in the former Lewes Union workhouse

Background imagePhilanthropy Collection: Prison reformer John Howard visiting a prison

Prison reformer John Howard visiting a prison
An engraving of Francis Wheatleys 1787 painting of John Howard Visiting and Relieving the Miseries of a Prison. Howard (third from right) (1726-1790)

Background imagePhilanthropy Collection: Barnardos Girls Home, Barkingside, Essex

Barnardos Girls Home, Barkingside, Essex
Girls and staff in the grounds of Barnardos Home, Barkingside, Essex, with childrens cottages in the background. In 1873, Thomas Barnardo set up a Village Home for Orphan

Background imagePhilanthropy Collection: Thomas Wilson, English philanthropist

Thomas Wilson, English philanthropist
Thomas Wilson (1764-1843), English philanthropist, Congregationalist, involved in educational and theological causes, Director of the London Missionary Society. circa 1830s

Background imagePhilanthropy Collection: Maurice de Hirsch (1831 A?o??n? 1896). Was a German-Jewish

Maurice de Hirsch (1831 A?o??n? 1896). Was a German-Jewish philanthropist who set up charitable foundations to promote Jewish education and improve the lot of oppressed European Jewry

Background imagePhilanthropy Collection: ABASCAL Carredano, Jose (1829-1890). Spanish politician

ABASCAL Carredano, Jose (1829-1890). Spanish politician
ABASCAL Carredano, Jose (Pontones, 1829-Madrid, 1890). Spanish politician and philanthropist. Engraving by Rico. Coloured

Background imagePhilanthropy Collection: Caricature of William Burdett-Coutts, politician

Caricature of William Burdett-Coutts, politician
Caricature of William Lehman Ashmead Bartlett Burdett-Coutts (1851-1921) -- The Money-Spinner. He was an American-born British Conservative politician

Background imagePhilanthropy Collection: George W Hinckley, American philanthropist

George W Hinckley, American philanthropist
Reverend George Walter Hinckley, American philanthropist, founder in 1889 of the Good Will Farm at Hinckley (Fairfield), Maine, USA, a home and school for needy boys and girls. Date: circa 1910s

Background imagePhilanthropy Collection: Patient fishermen, illustration by William Heath Robinson

Patient fishermen, illustration by William Heath Robinson
A party of benevolent philanthropists rewarding the patience of unfortunate fishermen, illustration by William Heath Robinson. Credit must appear as: Courtesy of Mrs J. C

Background imagePhilanthropy Collection: Sarah Martin conducting a service in Yarmouth Gaol

Sarah Martin conducting a service in Yarmouth Gaol
Sarah Martin (1791-1843), dressmaker, conducting a Sunday service for prisoners in the Tollhouse Gaol, Great Yarmouth. Date: circa 1830s

Background imagePhilanthropy Collection: Elizabeth Fry and Anna Buxton visiting women prisoners

Elizabeth Fry and Anna Buxton visiting women prisoners at Newgate Prison, London. Anna Buxton is seen kneeling in prayer. Date: 1813

Background imagePhilanthropy Collection: Home for soldiers children, Lady Maud Barrett Home, WW1

Home for soldiers children, Lady Maud Barrett Home, WW1
The indoor playground at the home established by Lady Maud Barrett at Rustington, Sussex. The Lady Maud Barrett Home was founded for the purpose of looking after children whose fathers were at war

Background imagePhilanthropy Collection: Lady French helping women find work, WW1

Lady French helping women find work, WW1
Lady French, wife of General French, pictured in a work room at Harrods where unemployed women were engaged at a wage of ten shillings a week with a good dinner and tea daily

Background imagePhilanthropy Collection: Miss Anne Pierpoint Morgan

Miss Anne Pierpoint Morgan
Anne Tracy Morgan (July 25, 1873 January 29, 1952), youngest daughter of the financier, John Pierpoint Morgan and American philanthropist who provided relief efforts in aid to France during

Background imagePhilanthropy Collection: Almshouses, Cavendish, Suffolk

Almshouses, Cavendish, Suffolk
Almshouses in the village of Cavendish, Suffolk. Date: 1960s

Background imagePhilanthropy Collection: Lady Muriel Paget

Lady Muriel Paget (1876 - 1938), nee Finch-Hatton, wife of Sir Richard Surtees Paget, second Baronet of Oldfallings Hall, Wolverhampton

Background imagePhilanthropy Collection: Baroness Leyonhillm

Baroness Leyonhillm
This benevolent looking old lady is Baroness Leyonhillm of Chinatown, patroness of the East London Seamens Mission. Date: early 1930s

Background imagePhilanthropy Collection: Lady Hope, Philanthropy

Lady Hope, Philanthropy
LADY HOPE Philanthropist who believed, not unreasonably, that coffee rooms would benefit the indigent poor especially those addicted to gin. Date: CIRCA 1880

Background imagePhilanthropy Collection: Generous donation to a tramp as well as a doorman

Generous donation to a tramp as well as a doorman
Generous donation from a smart young gent to a tramp as well as a doorman - " I must hand it to you". Date: circa 1940s

Background imagePhilanthropy Collection: Lady Mayoress and Lord Mayor of London

Lady Mayoress and Lord Mayor of London
The Lady Mayoress watched by the Lord Mayor of London handing a Way Bill to one of the carmen who took hampers arranged by Sir William Treloar to the homes of disabled children

Background imagePhilanthropy Collection: Sir William Treloar distributing Christmas gifts

Sir William Treloar distributing Christmas gifts
Sir William Purdie Treloar (1843-1923) distributing Christmas gifts to the poor. He began his annual charitable activities in the East End of London by the distribution of Christmas hampers to poor

Background imagePhilanthropy Collection: Leoncavallo visiting Rowton House, London

Leoncavallo visiting Rowton House, London

Background imagePhilanthropy Collection: Fruiterers Sports Day, Crystal Palace, London

Fruiterers Sports Day, Crystal Palace, London

Background imagePhilanthropy Collection: Queen Marys Coronation gift, Barn House, Whitstable, Kent

Queen Marys Coronation gift, Barn House, Whitstable, Kent

Background imagePhilanthropy Collection: Freedom of St Albans for Andrew Carnegie

Freedom of St Albans for Andrew Carnegie

Background imagePhilanthropy Collection: Sewing class, NIPRCC East Harling, Norfolk

Sewing class, NIPRCC East Harling, Norfolk
Boys take part in a sewing class at the East Harling, Norfolk, branch of the National Institutions for Persons Requiring Care and Control

Background imagePhilanthropy Collection: Mat and cone making, NIPRCC East Harling, Norfolk

Mat and cone making, NIPRCC East Harling, Norfolk
Mat and cone making at the East Harling, Norfolk, branch of the National Institutions for Persons Requiring Care and Control

Background imagePhilanthropy Collection: Spinning flax, Inebriates Reformatory, Guiltcross, Norfolk

Spinning flax, Inebriates Reformatory, Guiltcross, Norfolk
Inmates spinning flax at the Eastern Counties or East Harling Inebriates Reformatory, Norfolk. Housed in the former Guiltcross Union workhouse

Background imagePhilanthropy Collection: Boys playing football, NIPRCC East Harling, Norfolk

Boys playing football, NIPRCC East Harling, Norfolk
Boys playing football at the East Harling, Norfolk, branch of the National Institutions for Persons Requiring Care and Control



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