Clara M. S. Lowe
A RECORD OF
MISS ANNIE MACPHERSON'S WORK
AT THE HOME OF INDUSTRY, SPITALFIELDS, LONDON, AND IN
CLARA M. S. LOWE
“Peace, peace be unto thee, and peace be to thine
helpers; for thy God helpeth thee.”
—1 CHRON. xii. 18.
CHAPTER I. 1861-1869. Prayer of Hon. and Rev. Baptist
Noel—Residence in Cambridgeshire— Visit to London in 1861, and first
attendance at Barnet Conferences— Visit of Rev. W. and Mrs. Pennefather—East
of London, 1861—Left Cambridgeshire, 1865—Work in Bedford Institute—1866:
Voyage to New York and return, 1867—First girl rescued—Matchbox
makers—First boy rescued—Revival Refuge open for boys and girls—1868: Home
of Industry secured—1869: Opened.
CHAPTER II. 1869-1870. Emigration of families—A visitor's
impressions—The great life-work —Emigration of the young, begun 1870—First
party of boys to Canada with Miss Macpherson and Miss Bilbrough—Their
reception—Mr. Merry takes second party of boys—Miss Macpherson returns to
England and takes out a party of girls—Canadian welcome and happy homes—
Canadian pastor's story.
CHAPTER III. 1870-1871. Workers' meetings at home of
industry—Training home at Hampton opened—Personal experiences—Welcome in
Western Canada—Help for a Glasgow home—Scottish ferryman—“Out of the
mouths of babes and sucklings.”
need of a Home further West—Burning of the Marchmont Home—Home restored by
Canadian gifts—Miss Macpherson and Miss Reavell arrive in Canada—First
visit to Knowlton in the East—Belleville Home restored by Canadian
friends—Help for the Galt Home—Miss Macpherson returns to England—Miss
Reavell remains at Galt.
CHAPTER V. 1872-1874.
Letter from Rev. A. M. W. Christopher—Letter from Gulf of St. Lawrence-Mrs.
Birt's Sheltering Home, Liverpool—Letter to Mrs. Merry—Letter from
Canada—Miss Macpherson's return to England— Letter of cheer for Dr.
Barnardo—Removal to Hackney Home.
CHAPTER VI. 1875-1877.
Mrs. Way's sewing—class for Jewesses—Bible Flower Mission—George
Clarice—Incidents in home work—The Lord's Day—Diary at sea— Letters of
cheer from Canada.
1877-1879. “They helped every one his neighbour”—Miss Child, a fellow-labourer
—The work in Ratcliff Highway—Strangers' Rest for Sailors—“Welcome
Home”—“Bridge of Hope”—Miss Macpherson's twenty-first voyage to
Canada—Explosion on board the “Sardinian”—Child life in the Galt Home—The
Galt Home now devoted to children from London, Knowlton to those from
Liverpool, and Marchmont to Scottish Emigrants.
1879-1880. Experiences among Indians—Picnic in the Bush—Distribution of
Testaments—“Till He come”—“A Home and a hearty Welcome.”
CHAPTER IX. Questions
and Answers—Sorrowful Cases—Testimonies from those who have visited