Letter to the Editor: "Prisoners of Poverty" - Helen Campbell - New York Tribune

"The Domestic Service Question; A "Lady-Help"; To the the Editor of The Tribune"

Byline: Hope Ledtard; 1887-02-05; The New York Tribune; pages 2

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A certain Mrs. H who is engaged as a teacher during several hours of each week, after suffering martyrdom from the dirt and carelessness of different servants, decided to try "lady-help." She sound a Norwegian widow who wished to try living out. Mrs. H. explained to this widow that she could pay $16 a month, would give the helper a pleasant home and treat her as one of the family.

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Hope Ledtard's letter to the editor of the New York Tribune reacting to Helen Campbell's "Prisoners of Poverty" series.