Papers, ca. 1840-1865.

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Foulke, William Parker, 1816-1865. Papers, ca. 1840-1865.

Papers, ca. 1840-1865.

This collection contains the correspondence and personal papers of Foulke, including many copies of letters by him and numerous lectures he delivered. He was much concerned with prison reform, and there is material on the Lancaster County Prison, the New York Prison Association, the Philadelphia Prison Society, and the Philadelphia Society for Alleviating the Miseries of Public Prisons. There are notebooks concerning prisons and prisoners, including a 1846-1852 diary, and a listing of prisoners, their race, age, crime, sentence, and observations.

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