London's Forgotten Children. Thomas Coram and the Foundling Hospital.

By: PUGH, Gillian.

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1st edition. "In 1739, Captain Thomas Coram was dismayed at the sight of children dying on the dung heaps of London. These foundlings and orphans were products of a poverty-striken society where the attitude towards babies born outside of wedlock meant a life of rejection and inferiority. After 17 years of campaigning, Coram managed to persuade sufficient 'persons of quality and distinction' to support his petition to the King to grant a Royal Charter for the building of the Foundling Hospital in a green field site in Bloomsbury...." 20.5cms x 13cms. Pp.192, 23 colour + 38 black & white illustrations. Black cloth, dustwrapper. VG/VG.

Title: London's Forgotten Children. Thomas Coram and the Foundling Hospital.

Author Name: PUGH, Gillian.

Categories: BRITISH,

Publisher: Stroud: Tempus, 2007. 9780752442440:

ISBN Number: 0752442449

ISBN Number 13: 9780752442440

Seller ID: 46771

Keywords: pugh london forgotten children thomas coram foundling hospital history charity hogarth handel brownlow dickens childhood experience 48347 HISTORY::BRITISH,