The House is mentioned quite often in the 19th century newspapers. Some examples:
Leeds Mercury 5 Feb 1867
~~ the chairman gave some very interesting information with respect to the Horbury House of Mercy (an institution for fallen women, which is under his management)
Bradford Observer 10 Sep 1868
Notice about the Anniversery Festival; will take place Sep 15
Sermon by the Bishop of Honolulu
Sale of Work
Warden John SHARP
Hudderfield Daily Chronical 3 Jan 1873
~~ He alluded to Mr SHARP's efforts in establishing the Horbury House of Mercy for the reformation of fallen women ~~~ it had got to larger premises ~~
Preston Gardian 19 May 1877
On Sunday last, two special sermons were preached at Christ Church, Fulwood in aid of the Horbury House of Mercy for Fallen Women, by the Rev. John SHARP, MA, vicar of Horbury.
Leeds Mercury Wed 27 June 1883
The annual meeting of the supporters of the HHoM was held yesterday. Mr T. K. SANDERSON, late member for Wakefield, laid the foundation stone of the new wing tio complete the quadrangle.
1884 Rev John SHARP had been 50 years in Horbury.
Pall Mall Gazette 2 Nov 1885
The Rev J MIEKELTHWAITE, Chaplain the HHoM, caused the most intense sensation by stating he knew of a limited liability company whose members are making their fortunes through the traffic in English Girls.
~~~~ Girls from these places had been brought to his home of refuge.
Sheffield & Rotherham Independent 2 April 1892
Will of the Late Major Barker JP - left £500 to the HHoM
Shefield & Rotherham Independent 26 Sep 1892
Pontefract Boars of Guardians
Mrs E LEATHAM of Wentbridge, had interested herself in getting a young girl named Emma MOSS, deserted by her father, into the HHoM. The young girl, who is only sixteen years of age, since her admission to the Workhouse has become a mother, and this will be the subject of police court proceedings against her own father. The Board, in acceding to the girl being taken from the workhouse, thanked Mrs LEATHAM for her kindness.