The Parents' Review

A Monthly Magazine of Home-Training and Culture

Edited by Charlotte Mason.

"Education is an atmosphere, a discipline, a life."
The "P.R" Letter bag.

Volume 13, 1902, pgs. 475-476

[This Editor is not responsible for the opinions of Correspondents]

DEAR EDITOR,--I should be very grateful if you, or some of your readers, could recommend me some good Sunday literature for two school boys of ten and eleven; some practical, helpful addresses or sermons to read to them in the holidays; also stories of brave deeds, good biographies, or travels that would interest them, and yet make it different from weekday reading.
I am, yours truly,


DEAR READERS,--We read and welcome the Parents' Review month by month, and know it has brought help and happiness into many homes. One constantly meets and hears of people who know nothing of the work of the Union, who live in distant homes away from possible lectures and conferences, and who delight in the red magazine which brings them in touch with the best educational thought of the day. We are most grateful to the editor and the able contributors of this Review, but in the busy rush of life have any of us stopped to think how all this has come about? Money is needed to launch every society, every training college, every journal. How were ours started? Our founder launched the Union and the House of Education without any outside help, but for starting the magazine she had to call in the aid of a few friends and well-wishers. There is, therefore, another small band of people of whose existence some of us were hardly aware, to whom our deep gratitude is due--they are the shareholders in the Parents' Review Company, those friends who thirteen years ago subscribed money to start the magazine.
Circumstances have gradually arisen which make it impossible to continue the existence of this Company. In order therefore to prevent its being sold to any ordinary publishers, and the consequent loss of much that we value in tone, etc., the Committee of the P.N.E.U., which includes Mr. F. Steinthal (one of the directors of the Parents' Review Company), have decided that it would be to the best interests of the P.N.E.U. that The Union, which already publishes and distributes the Parents' Review, should also own it. A fund is therefore being opened to buy up the shares of the Company (representing £1,435) and present the magazine to the Society.
Several of the shareholders have generously handed over their shares to this fund. Others have not yet been approached, and others are not in a position to do this. To refund these latter, about £400 will be required, and I feel sure that this sum will be easily collected among the 2000 odd readers of the Review and members of the P.N.E.U.
Will every grateful reader send a contribution, however small, to
Mrs. Stirling,
The Lodge, Ladbroke Road, London, W.,
who has kindly offered to act as treasurer to the fund.

I acknowledge with grateful thanks the receipt of the list of contributions as below, and firmly believe I have not appealed in vain.
Yours faithfully,
Hon. Organizing Sec., P.N.E.U.
50, Porchester Terrace, W.

P.S.--I will gladly answer any questions with regard to the original expenditure of the money should anyone care to write to me on the subject.

Acknowledged last month ... £210 4 6


  £ s.  s.
Lady Barbour  1 0 0
Mrs. Anson 2 0 0
Mrs. Broadhurst 0 10 0
Mrs. Daman 0 2 6
Mrs. Whyte 5 0 0
Mrs. Turnbull 0 10 0
Mrs. Leadbetter 1 0 0
Mrs. Kersey 1 1 0
Mrs. Dudeney  0 10 0
Miss M. R. Walker 1 1 0
Mrs. Fowler 0 5 0
Miss Fowler 0 5 0
The Woodford & Wanstead Branch 0 9 0
Ex-Student 0 2 6
The Farnworth Branch 4 10 0
Mrs. J. C. Barnard 0 5 0
Mrs. Simpson 1 0 0
Mrs. Woods 1 0 0
Mrs. Davy 1 0 0
Mrs. Nicholson 1 0 0
Mrs. David Little 1 0 0
Madame H. Lescuyer 25 frs
Mrs. D. La Touche 1 0 0
Mrs. Lawder 0 5 0
Mr. J. S. Fountain 1 1 0
Two members of Brighton Branch 0 15 6
M. W. K and E. K.  0 10 6
The Hon. Mrs. Fremantle 1 1 0
Mrs. G. D. Gibson 1 0 0
Total£ 340 18 4

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