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