Talk

Talk: Victorian Women, Unwed Mothers

27 Sep 2015

Regular hours

Sunday
10:00 – 17:00

Cost of entry

Free with Museum admission.

The Foundling Museum

London, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • 59, 68, 91, 168, 188
  • Russell Square, King's Cross St Pancras
  • Euston, St Pancras International and King's Cross

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Jessica Sheetz-Nguyen, talks on the Victorian working class women who brought their infants to the Foundling Hospital for adoption.

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Join Jessica Sheetz-Nguyen, author of Victorian Women, Unwed Mothers and the London Foundling Hospital, for a talk about the Victorian working class women who brought their infants to the Foundling Hospital for adoption. Using detailed research into the Foundling Hospital petitions, she will provide clues to the true identities of the thousands of unwed mothers who went to the porter's gate on Guilford Street and requested a blank petition form. The talk will follow the woman’s steps right up to receiving day, when the petitioner handed her baby over to the nurse mother in the Foundling Hospital foyer.

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