Eighteenth Annual Report of the Executive board, and of the Ladies' Board of Managers of the Union Benevolent Association

Philadelphia: Merrihew & Thompson, printers, 1849. Paperback. 31, [1] p.; 22 cm. Yellow wrappers with black wrapper title. The Union Benevolent Association was established in 1831 to provide assistance to Philadelphia residents by lending stoves to help heat their homes during a harsh winter, along with wood and coal. The intention was to help the "worthy poor" without regard for religion or race. The activities of the organization have evolved since 1831; today it provides grants to projects to fight poverty. This report contains the constitution and by-laws of the Union Benevolent Association, as well as detailed data about the people with whom the association had worked in the previous year. The (male) officers of the Association are listed; none of the members of the Ladies' Board of Managers are named, although the majority of the report is theirs. Scarce. In Very Good+ Condition: wrapper is lightly soiled; lower corner of front wrapper creased; lower corner of title page lightly soiled; minor damage at lower edge of back wrapper and final pages; otherwise, clean and tight. Very Good +. Item #006191

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