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

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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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creatorOf Ladies' Benevolent Society (Charleston, S.C.). Records, 1813-1936. University of South Carolina, University Libraries
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associatedWith Banks, Anna DeCosta, 1869-1930. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
South Carolina--Charleston
Charleston (S.C.)
Poor, services for
Poor--Medical care--19th century
Women in charitable work
African Americans--Medical care
Poor--Medical care--20th century
Women--Societies, etc
African American nurses

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Active 1813

Active 1936

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