Charities of Carlisle

A 1901 article by Robert H. Humphreville titled “Charities of Carlisle”describes the towns’ five different charitable facilities. They include a hospital, an Old Ladies’ Home, a Children’s Friend Benevolent Society, and the County Poor House and Insane Asylum. Humphreville gives a detailed description of each of the facilities and makes abundantly clear his feelings toward the people that have made these places work. “Opportunity nor space will allow the description due to any or all of these institutions of human kindness, whose founders and maintainers deserve to be immortalized as so many good Samaritans who dress the wounds caused by violated laws and pour the oil of kindness into troubled souls.” He makes clear that by giving to these causes, these people have enriched their lives in ways that most people cannot fathom.


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