CHILDREN IN RESIDENTIAL CARE 1914-1964’

Marjorie Seaver M.A., M.B.E.

 

When Miss Seaver died in 1997 she left notes of her fifty year’s experience in Residential Child Care.

[The manuscript, in Microsoft Works, was among her Caldecott material gathered by the late Anne Cunnigham Naylor, and given to the Caldecott Association by Anne's daughter, Georgina. The internal evidence indicates that this Overview page, notes, and some editing were   provided by Caldecottian John Brown. In the notes reference is made to the manuscript having been written in 1966, i.e., in the two years after Marjorie Seaver retired. As the note above indicates, she died in 1997.]

 

Brief History

1904 b. Belfast. f Architect.

1922-26? Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. MA (History)

1926-35 Varied experience in teaching and residential care.

1935-36 Hurst Lea, Needham Market, Suffolk

1929 & 1937-47 The Caldecott Community

1948-64 St Christopher’s (formerly Railway Servants Orphanage) Derby.

 

Contents

1 Stockman Lodge, Belfast

2 The Caldecott Community

3 Learning on the job

4 Glasgow Orphanage

5 Hurst Lea

6 Derby

7 Religion

8 Temporary residents

9 Aftercare

10 Parents

11 Animals

12 Committees

13 Special Schools

14 Children

15 Staff

Appendices 

1 Hurst Lea material [Missing]

2 Personal appreciations re Caldecott Community

 

[The manuscript, in Microsoft Works, was among her Caldecott material gathered by the late Anne Cunnigham Naylor, and given to the Caldecott Association by Anne's daughter, Georgina. The internal evidence indicates in the manuscript indicate that the editor was John Brown. Reference is made to its having been written in 1966, i.e., in the two years after Marjorie Seaver retired]