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General Domestic Servants' Benevolent Institution

The General Domestic Servants' Benevolent Institution, 32, Sackville Street, established 1846, for the purpose of affording permanent relief in old age. This institution now numbers more than 11,000 members, and has a permanent fund of 10,000. Annual pensions are allowed to members according to the amount of their subscription, their character, and necessities. Relief is also granted to a limited extent in cases of urgent temporary distress, provided the members applying have subscribed upwards of three years. 39 pensioners are now receiving relief from its funds; temporary assistance has also been given in several urgent cases. There is a registry open every day for employers and servants.

Treasurer, Thomas Hankey, Esq.—Secretary, Mr. W. B. Newberry.

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