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Association for the aid and benefit of Dress Makers and Milliners

Association for the aid and benefit of Dress Makers and Milliners, 82, New Bond Street. Established 1843, to induce the principals of houses to shorten the hours of work, and abolish Sunday labour, and for providing qualified assistants to meet sudden demands or pressure of work. The primary object of the society has been, it is stated, very successful; not only have the hours of labour being generally curtailed, and Sunday labour abolished, but the great body of employers have cheerfully adopted the measures recommended by the association. 20,103 young persons have been registered, and during the past year 1398.

Young persons engaged in the millinery and dressmaking business are provided with medical attendance and medicine, on payment of 5s. annually; there is also a provident fund connected with the society.

President, The Earl of Shaftesbury,—Treasurer, Sir Walter Farquhar, Bart.—Hon. Secretary, E. Hooper, Esq.—Physicians, Dr. Hodgkin, and Dr. J. R. Bennett,—Consulting Surgeon, S. Solly, Esq.—Surgeons, Dr. Tronmer, M.D., T. Flintoff, Esq., and M. Beale, Esq.—Manager, Miss Newton.—Collector, Mr. C. Gordelier, 14, Great Winchester Street, Old Broad Street.

SOURCE: The Charities of London, by Samuel Low, Jun., London: Sampson Low, Son,
and Marston, Milton House, Ludgate Hill. 1861.