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Guide to the Records of the New York Foundling Hospital
1869-2009
 MS 347

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Series XIII - Notes Left with Children, circa 1869-1884

Scope and Content

The series consists of five scrapbooks of circa 1000 notes left by mothers or other guardians leaving children at the Foundling, along with transcriptions. Notes are arranged in random order in the scrapbooks.

Document Type

  • Annual reports
  • Minutes
  • Photographic prints

Subject Organizations

  • Children's Aid Society (New York, N.Y.).

Subject Topics

  • Abandoned children--New York (State)--New York
  • Adoption--United States
  • Charities--New York (State)--New York
  • Children with disabilities--Education--United States--History
  • Children--New York (State)--New York--History
  • Foster children--United States--History
  • Fresh-air charity--United States
  • Homeless youth--New York (State)--New York
  • Hospitals, Convalescent--New York (State)--New York
  • Orphan trains
  • Orphanages--New York (State)--New York
  • Orphans--New York (State)--New York
  • Social service--New York (State)--New York
  • Social work administration--New York (State)--New York
  • Social work with children--New York (State)--New York--History
  • Social work with youth--New York (State)--New York--History

Subject Places

  • New York (N.Y.)
Container 1     Title Date
Volume: 67 Notes Left with Children
circa 1869-1871 and undated
Volume: 68 Notes Left with Children
circa 1869-1876 and undated
Volume: 69 Notes Left with Children
circa 1869-1884 and undated
Volume: 70 Notes Left with Children
circa 1870-1873 and undated
Volume: 71 Notes Left with Children
circa 1870-1872 and undated

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