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By: RANYARD, ELLEN.
Publisher: London:, William Macintosh, 24, Paternoster Row; and all other Booksellers.: 1869 1869
Item Number: 17797
"Ellen Ranyard (1809-1879) was the daughter of a non-conformist cement maker, as a child becoming involved in visiting poor families. She established the Bible and Domestic Female Mission (known as the Ranyard Mission from 1917) in 1857. The mission became known for its ability to work in some of the most deprived areas of London. She developed ""Bible Women"" who were missionaries drawn from the neighborhoods they were to work in. They were given 3 months training in the poor law, hygiene and scripture. Their job was to sell Bibles and provide domestic advice to wive... View more info