Ladies' Benevolent Society (Charleston, S.C.)

Dates:
Active 1813
Active 1936

History notes:

Charitable organization founded in 1813 for the relief of the sick and poor in Charleston (S.C.) and environs; projects included donations of firewood, coal, or ice; the Society claims to be the oldest women's organization in continuous existence in the United States; during the 19th century the Society offered medical services for free blacks and poor whites, and continues to serve the sick and poor of the Charleston area.

From the description of Records, 1813-1936. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 31060749

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Ark ID:
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SNAC ID:
52799962

Subjects:

  • Poor, services for
  • Poor--Medical care--19th century
  • Women in charitable work
  • African Americans--Medical care
  • Charities
  • Poor--Medical care--20th century
  • Women--Societies, etc
  • African American nurses

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Functions:

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Places:

  • South Carolina--Charleston (as recorded)
  • Charleston (S.C.) (as recorded)