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Guide to the New-York Historical Society Collection of Certificates
1700-1991
 PR 014

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Collection processed by Kelly McAnnaney (2008). Revised by Marybeth Kavanagh (2018).

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on June 03, 2021 using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Series XI: Humanitarian, 1700-1885

Scope Note

This series contains membership certificates for the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, the Woman's Central Association of Relief, Cape Palmas Female Orphan Asylum Society, the Lawrence Benevolent Institution of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Sanitary Commission, the New-Jersey Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery.

Certificates for the New York Marine Society, a group formed to provide assistance to widows and children of deceased sailors, include both reproductions and originals with wax seals. There are also certificates from other maritime organizations that provided assistance to sailors and their families.

Of special interest is a certificate for completion of an apprenticeship at the New York House of Refuge, circa 1870.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 5 American Female Guardian Society and Home for the Friendless
1857
Folder: FF36 American Seamen's Friend Society
1848, undated
Folder: FF35 American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
1885
Folder: FF35 Benevolent Institution of Pennsylvania
1825
Folder: FF35 Brooklyn and Long Island Sanitary Fair
1864
Folder: FF35 Cape Palmas Female Orphan Asylum Society
1854
Box: 5 Folder : 5 New Jersey Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery
undated
Folder: FF35 New York House of Refuge
circa 1870
Box: 5 Folder : 6 New York Marine Society
1700-1862
Box: 5 Folder : 5 New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
1876, 1879
Folder: FF36 Newport Marine Society
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Provident Society of the State of New York
1807
Folder: FF36 Sandy Hook Pilot's Charitable Fund
1855
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Womans Central Association for Relief
1866

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