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Guide to the Victor Remer Historical Archives of the Children's Aid Society
1836-2006 (bulk 1853-1947)
 MS 111

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Cherie Acierno and Alegria Barclay (2009), Larry Weimer (2018-19)

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on April 03, 2019
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

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Series VII - Legal Records, circa 1861-1925

Scope and Contents

This series consists of 1 box of documents relating to miscellaneous legal matters, in folders arranged chronologically circa 1861-1925, and one volume (a mostly handwritten compilation of laws relating to gifts to charitable agencies 1848-1893; date of compilation unknown). The documents are mainly legal instruments (agreements, contracts, bonds, licenses), requests or petitions for legislation, as well as a few reports and letters regarding legal issues, and copies of legislation effecting the CAS. The volume is listed after the boxes in the container list.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 37 Folder : 1 Copy of a petition to the N.Y. State Legislature: CAS requesting a share in the "School Fund" for CAS schools
circa 1861
Box: 37 Folder : 2 An Act providing for the county of NY to make up for the shortfall of the CAS for the year 1871
circa 1871
Box: 37 Folder : 3 Warrant in the case of two boys, Nicola Saraceno and Giuseppe Gallicano, giving custody of them to CAS
1873 August 1
Box: 37 Folder : 4 NY State Senate bill: "An Act for the Protection of Factory Children and Other Persons"
1874 January 22
Box: 37 Folder : 5 Sheperds Fold vs. the Mayor: Lawsuit to repeal tax (2 documents)
1882 and undated
Box: 37 Folder : 6 Arguments re: legality of appropriations from the Common School Fund to the industrial schools of the CAS
1883 May 29
Box: 37 Folder : 7 State of NY, State Board of Charities, Laws of 1884, Chapter 438
Box: 37 Folder : 8 "An Act to Regulate the Employment of Women and Children in Manufacturing Establishments" - page from Laws of NY
Box: 37 Folder : 9 Legal opinion of Judge H.C. Van Vorst in justification of CAS charter amendment, transcribed excerpt from minutes
1888 December 19
Box: 37 Folder : 10 Publishing contract between Charles Loring Brace and A.C. Armstrong & Son to publish "The Unknown God; or Inspiration Among Pre-Christian Races"
1890 April 30
Box: 37 Folder : 11 Legal opinion that CAS children are not "inmates" among other matters
1895 March 13
Box: 37 Folder : 12 Joint letter by CAS and 6 other charities in opposition to bill giving too much power to State Board of Charities, and a copy of the bill, and a substitute bill proposed by charities
1898 February 25
Box: 37 Folder : 13 Legal document: Bond: John J. McDonald to pay Julia G. Inness
1900 January 18
Box: 37 Folder : 14 Legal Document: General Release
1902 October 2 and 6
Box: 37 Folder : 15 Report on history of laws and policies relating to abandoned children, and a draft of same, by unknown CAS author for unknown audience
undated, post-1903
Box: 37 Folder : 16 "Protestant Children Under Catholic Care": a report by the CAS Probation Commission regarding probation legislation
undated, circa 1906
Box: 37 Folder : 17 Copies of agreements and receipts with the National Surety Co. guaranteeing againg diseased children becoming a public charge in Iowa and Nebraska
1907, 1923, 1926
Box: 37 Folder : 18 Legal Document: General Release
1908 September 30
Box: 37 Folder : 19 Legal document: 2 General Releases
Box: 37 Folder : 20 Legal document re: estate of Sarah H. Crosby and her real estate
1914 March 31
Box: 37 Folder : 21 Agreements for the Endowment of Beds
1919 December
Box: 37 Folder : 22 CAS license to run child caring and placing agency in Lansing Michigan
undated, circa 1925
Volume: 262 Acts of the Legislature in Favor of the Children's Aid Society

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