01 December 2009

Sarah Louisa Newcomb (b. 1856)

B.M. Newcomb wrote: She is the author of several stories, in which she shows a remarkable insight into character. She established in Honolulu, her residence for many years, a home for inebriates, which is still [1924] in successful operation. This institution is self-supporting, being run on money made by the men in the home, each one of whom is taught some agreeable occupation. These men are treated as members of one family, the motto being "All men are brethren." Mrs. Newcomb took an active part in Red Cross Work during the war, and established a Prison Unit for that society, the members of which were engaged in knitting for many months.

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