[South Carolina: 1884]. 8pp., single sheet folded into eight panels. 24mo. Moderate soiling and foxing, even toning. Very good. Item #3250
A scarce promotional pamphlet for the Mt. Pleasant Home for Destitute Children. The home was founded in 1881 by Abby Munro, a Philadelphia Quaker, and served as the first orphanage for African American children in South Carolina. The text relates the need for such a home in the state, as well as a bit of its history: "More than a million of colored children in the souther states are growing up in ignorance and vice...To save these children from ignorance and crime and make them intelligent, honest and industrious is not only a charity, but a christian duty." One panel relates the "Present Financial Condition" of the home. Scarce.