Coram's Children: The London Foundling Hospital in the Eighteenth Century.
The world's first incorporated charity, founded in 1739 by Thomas Coram. Served as a prototype for thousands of philanthropic corporations in the UK and US. This study of the hospital's first 60 years brings several aspects of 18th century England to light, especially regarding the role of women, problem of poverty, and other social issues. Like new. Yale University Press. 1981. Hb, Dj. USED. $16.00