Society of St Vincent de Paul: Conference of St Mary's [Highfield Street], Liverpool
Immediate source of acquisition:
Acquired, as a result of the Liverpool Book Recovery Drive, 15 November, 1944.
Unpublished finding aids:
Old no: Kf 267
Administrative / biographical background:
Lay brotherhoods for charitable effort were founded by various conferences of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul during the nineteenth century. Each brotherhood had two classes of members: honorary and active. The latter visited the poor of their district and recommended relief to deserving cases. This was dispensed by means of tickets, usually exchangeable for food.