Skip to comments.Heartbreaking Notes Pinned On Abandoned Babies At Orphanage In The Late 1800's
Posted on 10/03/2012 7:53:50 AM PDT by trailhkr1
Abandoned on a door step in the dead of night, these are the desperate notes pinned to babies by poor and often unmarried mothers, pleading for someone to care for their child.
The heartbreaking letters became part of records at the New York Foundling Asylum in the mid-19th century.
In October 1869, a group of nuns renovated a brownstone at 17 East 12th Street in Manhattan into the Foundling Asylum
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
For those interested...I was so moved by this piece that I felt compelled to contact the New York Historical Society in NYC and just got off the phone with a very helpful woman there.she told me to google “New York Historical Society” and “flickr” to see other things (pictures,letters,etc) from their collection.Just search “New York Foundling Hospital” when you reach the flickr page.Next time I hit NYC I’m certainly gonna make time to check out their exhibit which,the woman said,is much more extensive than what’s on the web.
“With all the ugly things being said about the Catholic Church today it must be noted that it’s done far,far more good in this world than harm.’
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