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

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

"Doesn't Believe It; Humane Treatment of Servants; The Decalogue, The Lord's Prayer and Dr. Crosby"

by: | publication date: December 22, 1886 | Publication: The New York Tribune | pages: 2

Sir: I have long rester under the impression that Mrs. Helen Campbell exaggerated the suffering among female works of New-York. I am forced to agree with the remark made by Dr. Howard Crosby in The Tribune of November 26th, to the effect that "all this hue and cry about so much destitution and misery and the unscrupulous greed of employers is groundless."

Three letters to the editor of The Tribune, expressing varied responses to Helen Cambell's series "Prisoners of Poverty." One doubts the accuracy of Campbell's accounts, another questions the role of the Church in helping New York's poor.