Volume/Folder: Autobiography of Mrs. John Bellangee Cox, 1899

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Record Number: 14236
Call number: Wj*.9 v.3
Address: 1902 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
Date of Original: April 17 1899
Original Format: Printed Matter
Image description: An short autobiography written by Mrs. John Bellangee Cox [Mary McHenry Cox]. It details her history of appointments to various charitable organizations and her successful fundraising efforts. She lists the names of other prominent Philadelphians who were involved with her charitable organizations. In particular she details the founding of three boys' schools, the Lincoln Institute, the Church Home, and the Educational Home. The Lincoln Institution began as a home for soldiers' orphans but according to Mary, it became a home for destitute Native American boys in 1883, a so-called "Indian School." She also refutes the claims of an unnamed "commitee of citizens" that the Educational Home was unsanitary and overcrowded.