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Mary Carpenter

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Educationist and reformer, born in Exeter, Devon, SW England, UK, the sister of William Carpenter. Trained as a teacher, she opened a girls' school in Bristol in 1829, and took an active part in the movement for the reformation of neglected children. In 1846 she founded a ragged school in Bristol, and several reformatories for girls.

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