Mary Carpenter

Mary CarpenterMary Carpenter
English Philanthropist and Author
1807 – 1877 A.D.

Mary Carpenter, an English Philanthropist and author. She took an active part in the movement in behalf of orphaned or neglected children, and besides advocating their cause in her writing, founded several reformatories for girls.

She visited India three times, and in 1871 organized the National Indian Association, whose journal she edited. Among her intimate friends were Harriet Martineau and Frances Power Cobbe.

In 1864 she published Our Convicts, a gook which drew public attention to the treatment of young criminals.

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Reference: Famous Women; An Outline of Feminine Achievement Through the Ages With Life Stories of Five Hundred Noted Women By Joseph Adelman. Copyright, 1926 by Ellis M. Lonow Company.