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{{subst:Quick infobox|Johanna Chandler|1820|1875|}} Johanna Chandler (born 1820 died 1875), philanthropist, born in 1820, was one of the four children of a Mr. Chandler. She was early left an orphan, and taken to the home of her mother's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Pinnock, of St. Pancras parish, London. On the death of Mrs. Pinnock in 1856 her granddaughters resolved to devote themselves to providing a hospital for paralytics. Johanna and her sisters learned to make flowers and light ornaments of Barbadoes rice-shells, strung together with pearl and white glass beads, and produced by this hard labour for two years 2001. Johanna then applied to the public for subscriptions. The lord mayor, A1derman Wire, himself a paralytic sufferer, allowed her to call a meeting at the Mansion House on 2 November 1859, at which he presided, and at which the subscriptions reached £800 A committee was formed, a house was rented in Queen Square, and was formally opened by May 1860, with the title of the National Hospital for the Paralysed and Epileptic. The institution flourished, and Miss Chandler raised subscriptions and founded the Samaritan Society, to give aid to outdoor patients; she also founded the home for convalescent women patients at East Finchley. She and her brother devoted most of their time to the work until her death from apoplexy at her house, 43 Albany Street, on 12 January 1875. Her brother Edward Henry, who continued Miss Chandler's work, died unmarried, in the sixty-sixth year of his age, in August 1881. [DNB 1][DNB 2][DNB 3][DNB 4][1]


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  1.  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain

    J. H.

    (1887). "Chandler, Johanna (DNB00)". In Stephen, Leslie. Dictionary of National Biography 10. London: Smith, Elder & Co. p. 0.
     

DNB references[edit]

These references are found in the DNB article referred to above.

  1. Facta non Verba, pages 101-25
  2. London Mirror, 23 January 1876
  3. Christian World, 22 January 1876
  4. private information.

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