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OF THE

NATIONAL CONFERENCE

OF

CHARITIES AND CORRECTION

AT THE

TWENTY-EIGHTH ANNUAL SESSION HELD IN THE CITY OF

WASHINGTON, D.C., MAY 9-15, 1901

EDITED BY

ISABEL C. BARROWS

BOSTON, MASS.: GEORGE H. Ellis, 272 Congress STREET

LONDON P. S. King & Son, 2 AND 4 GREAT SMITH STREET, WESTMINSTER, S.W.

1901

PREFACE.

The twenty-eighth annual meeting of the National Conference of Charities and Correction was held in Washington, D.C., May 9-15, John M. Glenn, Esq., of Baltimore, President. The attendance was larger than that of any previous Conference, except that of New York in 1898. The total number enrolled, not including those from the District of Columbia, was five hundred and twenty-eight, including guests from Canada, Cuba, Japan, Mexico, and Scotland. Massachusetts sent the largest number of delegates, seventy-six, thirty-one other States sending from one to fifty-eight delegates.

Nearly all the papers read at the section meetings are included in this volume, and are marked by an asterisk in the Table of Contents, also the discussions of the Committee on Needy Families in their Homes, which were furnished to the Conference by that committee, in preparation of a separate pamphlet embracing the entire report of the committee's work. This method is recommended to other committees desiring a permanent record of their discussions.

Attention is called to the discussion, pages 349 – 356, on the desirability of collecting certain sociological statistics in Washington, possibly as a part of the work of the Census Bureau.

The next meeting of the Conference will be held in Milwaukee, Wis., in May, 1902, Mr. Timothy Nicholson, Richmond, Ind., President.

NEW YORK, September, 1901.

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