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Raikes, Robert

(1735–1811). B. Gloucester, Eng.; in 1757 he inherited the Gloucester Journal (est. 1732) and issued it 40 yrs.; philanthropist; interested in soc. problems, esp. prison reform; saw the chief cause of degradation in inadequate training of children; in 1780 he engaged a woman to teach a Sunday school. See also Sunday School, 2.


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