Sample Pages of Original Ledgers at the New York Juvenile Asylum:
Case Registers-House of Reception:
Example of a page from Indentures/Case Notes, 1854-1888 (with Case Numbers).
Ledger for Indentures/Case Notes, 1854-1888. It takes two people to carry this as it’s so large and the binding is loose. Note the special cradle the book must be displayed in to prevent the binding from deteriorating further.
Indenturing Committee Minutes:
Example of a page from Minutes-Committees: Indenturing, 1853-1920.
Register of Children No. 1:
Example of a page from NYJA Register No. 1, 1858-1888. Note that they indicate which children are sent West on orphan trains in the right column.
Register of Children, No. 1, 1858-1888.
Parent Surrender Records:
Applications for Discharge:
Example of a page from Applications for Discharge, 1862-1865.
Applications for Discharge (1864-65) book in archival box.
Visitor Record, 1898-1901 (Admissions).
Sample Pages of Original Ledgers at the New York House of Refuge:
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