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Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)HM/1032
TitlePrinted leaflet / circular 'Factory Reform and the Employment and Education of Orphans, the Deaf and Dumb, and the Destitute"
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DateFebruary 1856
DescriptionPrinted leaflet by William Wood, for private circulation, introducing the concept of combining a factory with an establishment for the board, lodging, instruction and training of female workers. The establishment would mainly be for "female orphans, the deaf and dumb, and the destitute", but suitable housing would also be set up for the married and single male workers. It was proposed highly educated ladies would offer training and instruction to the female workers. The proposed site for the textile factory was at Monkhill, Pontefract, Yorkshire. The capital cost would be raised in part by shares.

William Wood of Monkhill-House, Pontefract, proposed to subscribe five thousand to the capital himself due to having "an intense conviction of the immense benefit that would accrue to the parties employed, and also with a full belief in its great commercial success"
NotesMonkhill-House in letters by William Wood is written as Monkhill House.
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