Article

The parochial realm, social enterprise and gender: The work of Catharine Cappe and Faith Gray and others in York, 1780-1820

Citation

Perriton L (2017) The parochial realm, social enterprise and gender: The work of Catharine Cappe and Faith Gray and others in York, 1780-1820. Business History, 59 (2), pp. 202-230. https://doi.org/10.1080/00076791.2016.1175438

Abstract
Catharine Cappe and Faith Gray, and a wider group of women to whom they had strong network ties, founded a number of philanthropic enterprises in York, England in the 1780s. Their activities were largely focused on the provision of sickness benefits to single and married women and the management of schools for girls that had a substantial occupational training element. The social enterprises they formed or operated were long-lasting – in the case of the York Female Friendly Society operating well into the 20th century. The paper considers the role of parochial networks in creating and sustaining social enterprises in the late Georgian period and the ways in which the women’s activities were both shaped by gender, and in turn shaped gender relations.

Keywords
Gender; Management; Philanthropy; 18th and 19th century; England

Journal
Business History: Volume 59, Issue 2

StatusPublished
Publication date31/12/2017
Publication date online31/05/2016
Date accepted by journal04/04/2016
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/23210
PublisherTaylor and Francis
ISSN0007-6791