A Handy Book for Guardians of the Poor: Being a Complete Manual of the Duties of the Office, the Treatment of Typical Cases, with Practical Examples, Etc., Etc.

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Cambridge University Press, Dec 8, 2011 - History - 248 pages
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George C. T. Bartley KCB (1842-1910) spent twenty years as a civil servant, becoming Assistant Director in the Art and Science Department, before standing for election as a Conservative MP. He was elected in 1885 as the Member for Islington. He was a Justice of the Peace for Middlesex and Westminster, and also founded the National Penny Bank. Bartley had a keen interest in social issues, particularly poverty and education, and he wrote several books on these subjects, as well as numerous penny pamphlets aimed at improving the lives of the working class. Published in 1876, this book was based on Bartley's experiences as a Guardian of the Poor - an administrator for the Poor Law of 1834. It was written as a practical guide for anyone wishing to become involved in administering poor relief under the terms of the Poor Law.
 

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Contents

First Experiences
9
The Habit of Inrlolence and its Treatment
22
The Want of Thrift and its Treatment
28
The Habit of Deception and its Treatment
34
PART III
44
Widows and their Treatment
52
lmposture in Illness and its Treatment
65
The spread of Contagious Disease and its Treat
67
Paupers Creches
109
Education of the Children of Outdoor Paupers
138
The Harmonious Cooperation between Charity
178
Relief on Loan
189
Women as Guardians of the Poor
198
Foundlings
206
The Keeping of Pigs in Workhouse G10L111lS
212
The Law of Settlement
218

Miscellaneous In and Outdoor Relief
87
PART IV
93
Periodical Exodus from the Workhouse
101
Conclusion The Second Election
231
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