By R. Humphreys
This quantity demanding situations many greatly held ideals concerning the efficacy of the London Charity corporation Society. The Charity service provider Society is still used as an institutional version of the alleged merits of voluntarism over nation advantages. negative aid and Charity 1869-1945 exposes the deceptive nature of a lot of its claims. It explains why the enterprise was once avoided by way of different charities, handled with suspicion via parish clergy, ignored by means of bad legislations guardians, and noticeable as little diversified from the stigmatized terrible legislations by means of these in want.
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In the latter case, failure was blamed on the person’s own inadequacy of response to the corrective treatment. District Committees were encouraged to supply the confidential details they had unearthed about the applicant to the charitable person who had initially distributed the COS ticket to them. 14 There were early signs that the direct involvement of COS volunteers in investigating new applicants was producing unreliable results. The Council alleged that volunteers were foolishly becoming sympathetic and succumbing to misplaced emotions about the plight of applicants.
H. SMITH, ESQ, MP ARCHBISHOP MANNING RT HON J. F. COWPER-TEMPLE, MP SIR DUDLEY C. M. WILKINSON, ESQ COUNCIL Chairman – THE EARL OF LICHFIELD Vice Chairman – MAJOR GENERAL CAVENAGH, ALSAGER H. B. H. ALFORD DR ANDERSON MAJOR GEN. BAINBRIGGE E. W. BISHOP ESQ GEORGE BLOUNT, ESQ MAJOR GEN. A. BOWYER CAPT. L. J. CAMERON, ESQ F. H. W. T. R. R. HUNTLEY, ESQ REV J. H. J. F. KENYON H. H. LANGHORNE G. F. J. W. A. MINER ESQ MAJOR R. L. O’MALLEY, ESQ GEORGE PARKER, ESQ, JP MAJOR L. P. PRICE, ESQ REV J. I. CUMMINS W.
It was claimed that for a while the parish achieved a social structure similar to what Thomas Chalmers had aspired to in Glasgow during the 1820s. 5 The second district to hoist the COS flag was St George’s, Hanover Square. 6 With the support of Lord Grosvenor, a sub-committee of local luminaries had been formed during the middle months of 1869. The search for suitable office accommodation took some months but on the 13 December of that year COS activities started. When compared with most districts, they fared well in the recruitment of influential supporters who had both spare time and money.