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Guide to the Records of the Leake and Watts Children's Home
1802-1983 (bulk 1831-1949)
 MS 377

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Series II - Orphans' Home and Asylum of the Protestant Episcopal Church in New York, 1851-1949

Scope and Contents

The series consists of records of the Orphans' Home and Asylum of the Protestant Episcopal Church in New York, 1853-1949, arranged in four subseries as follows:

  1. Subseries II.1 - Minutes Volumes, 1851-1947
  2. Subseries II.2 - Records of Children, 1851-1934
  3. Subseries II.3 - Financial Volumes, 1852-1947
  4. Subseries II.4 - Other Materials, 1851-1949

Subseries II.1 - Minutes Volumes, 1851-1947

Scope and Content

The subseries contains Minutes of the Board of Trustees of the Orphans' Home and Asylum of the Protestant Episcopal Church 1851-1947, followed by Minutes of the Board's special and annual meetings 1906-1946, followed by minutes of the Ladies Committee 1853-1855, the Executive Committee 1862-1869, the Committee on Receiving and Binding Out Orphans 1853, and Minutes and Reports of the School Committee 1863-1876.

Container 1     Title Date
Volume: 189 Minutes of the Board of Trustees
1851-1859
Volume: 190 Minutes of the Board of Trustees
1860-1862
Volume: 191 Minutes of the Board of Trustees
1862-1864
Volume: 192 Minutes of the Board of Trustees
1864-1867
Volume: 193 Minutes of the Board of Trustees
1867-1870
Volume: 194 Minutes of the Board of Trustees
1870-1875
Volume: 195 Minutes of the Board of Trustees
1875-1884
Volume: 196 Minutes of the Board of Trustees
1884-1890
Volume: 197 Minutes of the Board of Trustees
1890-1901
Volume: 198 Minutes of the Board of Trustees
1902-1911
Volume: 199 Minutes of the Board of Trustees
1911-1934
Volume: 200 Minutes of the Board of Trustees
1934-1941
Volume: 201 Minutes of the Board of Trustees
1941-1947
Volume: 202 Minutes - Special and Annual Meetings of the Board of Trustees
1906-1946
Volume: 203 Minutes - Annual Meetings of the Board of Trustees
1906-1946
Volume: 204 Minutes of the Ladies Committee
1853-1855
Volume: 205 Minutes of the Executive Committee
1862-1865
Volume: 206 Minutes of the Executive Committee
1865-1869
Volume: 207 Minutes of the Executive Committee
1870-1882
Volume: 208 Minutes of the Executive Committee
1883-1891
Volume: 209 Minutes of the Executive Committee
1902-1904
Volume: 210 Minutes of the Executive Committee
1907-1909
Volume: 211 Minutes of the Committee on Receiving and Binding Out Orphans
1853
Volume: 212 Minutes and Reports of the School Committee
1863-1876

Subseries II.2 - Records of Children, 1851-1934

Scope and Contents note

The subseries contains fifteen volumes of records related to children at the Orphans' Home and Asylum of the Protestant Episcopal Church in New York, 1851-1934, arranged according to record type and then chronologically.

Container 1     Title Date
Volume: 213 Admissions/Dismissions

Scope and Contents

The subseries contains 15 bound volumes of records related to children at the Orphan's Home and Asylum of the Protestant Episcopal Church, 1851-1934.

1851-1857
Volume: 214 Admissions/Dismissions
1851-1866
Volume: 215 Register (Oversize)
circa 1852-1888
Volume: 216 Applications
1854-1865
Volume: 217 Applications
1866-1877
Volume: 218 Applications
1877-1891
Volume: 219 Applications
1891-1914
Volume: 220 Applications
1914-1925
Volume: 221 Surrrender Agreements
1875-1888
Volume: 222 Surrrender Agreements
1888-1910
Volume: 223 Surrrender Agreements
1910-1934
Volume: 224 Visitor's Book
1860-1879
Volume: 225 Visitor's Book
1909-1910
Volume: 226 School Ledger and Diary
1902-1909
Volume: 227 Record of Infectious Diseases
1916-1932

Subseries II.3 - Financial Volumes, 1852-1947

Scope and Contents

The subseries contains 41 bound volumes of financial records of the Orphan's Home and Asylum of the Protestant Episcopal Church, arranged according to type. Financial records related to children are arranged at the end of the subseries.

Container 1     Title Date
Volume: 228 Cash Accounts
1852-1853
Volume: 229 Cash Accounts
1854-1856
Volume: 230 Cash Accounts
1856-1859
Volume: 231 Monthly Receipts
1880-1891
Volume: 232 Monthly Receipts
1891-1905
Volume: 233 Monthly Expenses
1880-1905
Volume: 234 Treasurer's Accounts
1858-1860
Volume: 235 Treasurer's Accounts
1873-1880
Volume: 236 Treasurer's Accounts
1879-1885
Volume: 237 Treasurer's Accounts
1885-1894
Volume: 238 Treasurer's Accounts
1895-1902
Volume: 239 Treasurer's Accounts
1902-1907
Volume: 240 Treasurer's Accounts
1907-1911
Volume: 241 Treasurer's Accounts
1911-1917
Volume: 242 Treasurer's Accounts
1917-1923
Volume: 243 Treasurer's Accounts
1923-1928
Volume: 244 Treasurer's Accounts
1928-1933
Volume: 245 Treasurer's Accounts
1933-1937
Volume: 246 Treasurer's Accounts
1937-1942
Volume: 247 Treasurer's Accounts
1942-1947
Volume: 248 Permanent Fund
1895-1903
Volume: 249 Permanent Fund
1907-1933
Volume: 250 Permanent Fund
1933-1938
Volume: 251 Permanent Fund
1938-1944
Volume: 252 Permanent Fund
1944-1947
Volume: 253 Check stubs
1912-1913
Volume: 254 Check stubs
1919-1920
Volume: 255 Check stubs
1937-1938
Volume: 256 Children's Accounts - records of payment and accompanying correspondence
circa 1863-1894
Volume: 257 Payments for Children's Board
1856-1860
Volume: 258 Payments for Children's Wages and List of Children Placed Out
1860-1881
Volume: 259 Payments for Children's Board
1876-1888
Volume: 260 Payments for Children's Board
1889-1894
Volume: 261 Payments for Children's Board
1895-1898
Volume: 262 Payments for Children's Board
1862-1875
Volume: 263 Payments for Children's Board
1892-1903
Volume: 264 Payments for Children's Board
1895-1905
Volume: 265 Payments for Children's Board
1896-1905
Volume: 266 Payments for Children's Board
1898-1903
Volume: 267 Payments for Children's Board
1899-1906
Volume: 268 Payments for Children's Board
1899-1907

Subseries II.4 - Other materials 1851-1949, 1851-1949

Scope and Contents

The subseries contains one box of mixed materials including meeting minutes from 1851, a historical sketch by one of the managers ca. 1905, a notice of the organization's rules and regulations and menu circa 1855-1863, and correspondence and administrative materials circa 1902-1949. The subseries also includes one box of file cards regarding employees, one metal cash box, and a bible.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 28 Folder : 1 Orphans's Home Meeting Minutes (1851) and Historical Sketch (ca. 1905)
1851 and circa 1905
Box: 28 Folder : 2 Orphans's Home Rules and Regulations and Bill of Fare
circa 1855-1863
Box: 28 Folder : 3 Orphans's Home School Correspondence, Reports, Receipts
1902-1908 and 1913
Box: 28 Folder : 4 List of Officers of the Orphans' Home (ring binder with interleaved materials and 1930 Constitution)
circa 1930-1946 and 1947
Box: 28 Folder : 5 Orphans' Home Financial Correspondence
1933
Box: 28 Folder : 6 Orphans' Home Employee Correspondence A-G
circa 1941-1945
Box: 28 Folder : 7 Orphans' Home Employee Correspondence H-O
circa 1941-1945
Box: 28 Folder : 8 Orphans' Home Employee Correspondence P-Z and re: other matters
circa 1942-1947
Box: 28 Folder : 9 Orphans' Home Withholding tax records, check stubs, misc.
circa 1942-1949
Box: 28 Folder : 10 Orphans' Home Withholding Certificates and Employee Index Cards
circa 1944-1946
Box: 28 Folder : 11 Report of First Directress to Members of the Corporation (2 copies)
1947 January 9
Box: 29 Orphans' Home Employee Index Cards
circa 1941-1945
Object: 1 Orphans' Home Metal Box (Artifact)
undated
Volume: 269 Bible
1903

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