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

New-York Historical Society
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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Leake and Watts Children's Home, Inc.
Title: Leake and Watts Children's Home records
Dates [inclusive]: 1802-1983 (bulk 1831-1949)
Abstract: The collection contains records, 1831-1983 (bulk 1831-1949) of the Leake and Watts Children's Home (known originally as the Leake and Watts Orphan House and, since 2018, as Rising Ground) and records of two other child care agencies that merged into it: The Orphans' Home and Asylum of the Protestant Episcopal Church in New York (1851-1947), and the Sevilla-Hopewell Society (1947-1948). The Sevilla-Hopewell Society was a merger of The Sevilla Home for Children (1889-1947) with The Hopewell Society of Brooklyn (1921-1947), originally named The Society for the Aid of Friendless Women and Children (1869-1921). The collection contains records going back to the founding of each organization. The collection also contains unrelated records related to land in Masonville, New York, 1802-1865.
Quantity: 73.41 Linear feet 362 volumes, 34 boxes, 1 oversize folder
Language: The documents in the collection are in English.
Call Phrase: MS 377