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Series VII - Legal Records, circa 1861-1925

Scope and Contents

This series consists of 1 box of documents relating to miscellaneous legal matters, in folders arranged chronologically circa 1861-1925, and one volume (a mostly handwritten compilation of laws relating to gifts to charitable agencies 1848-1893; date of compilation unknown). The documents are mainly legal instruments (agreements, contracts, bonds, licenses), requests or petitions for legislation, as well as a few reports and letters regarding legal issues, and copies of legislation effecting the CAS. The volume is listed after the boxes in the container list.

Copy of a petition to the N.Y. State Legislature: CAS requesting a share in the "School Fund" for CAS schools, circa 1861

Offsite-Box: 37, Folder: 1 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

An Act providing for the county of NY to make up for the shortfall of the CAS for the year 1871, circa 1871

Offsite-Box: 37, Folder: 2 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Warrant in the case of two boys, Nicola Saraceno and Giuseppe Gallicano, giving custody of them to CAS, 1873 August 1

Offsite-Box: 37, Folder: 3 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

NY State Senate bill: "An Act for the Protection of Factory Children and Other Persons", 1874 January 22

Offsite-Box: 37, Folder: 4 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Sheperds Fold vs. the Mayor: Lawsuit to repeal tax (2 documents), 1882 and undated

Offsite-Box: 37, Folder: 5 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Arguments re: legality of appropriations from the Common School Fund to the industrial schools of the CAS, 1883 May 29

Offsite-Box: 37, Folder: 6 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

State of NY, State Board of Charities, Laws of 1884, Chapter 438, 1884, inclusive

Offsite-Box: 37, Folder: 7 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

"An Act to Regulate the Employment of Women and Children in Manufacturing Establishments" - page from Laws of NY, 1886, inclusive

Offsite-Box: 37, Folder: 8 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Legal opinion of Judge H.C. Van Vorst in justification of CAS charter amendment, transcribed excerpt from minutes, 1888 December 19

Offsite-Box: 37, Folder: 9 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Publishing contract between Charles Loring Brace and A.C. Armstrong & Son to publish "The Unknown God; or Inspiration Among Pre-Christian Races", 1890 April 30

Offsite-Box: 37, Folder: 10 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Legal opinion that CAS children are not "inmates" among other matters, 1895 March 13

Offsite-Box: 37, Folder: 11 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Joint letter by CAS and 6 other charities in opposition to bill giving too much power to State Board of Charities, and a copy of the bill, and a substitute bill proposed by charities, 1898 February 25

Offsite-Box: 37, Folder: 12 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Legal document: Bond: John J. McDonald to pay Julia G. Inness, 1900 January 18

Offsite-Box: 37, Folder: 13 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Legal Document: General Release, 1902 October 2 and 6

Offsite-Box: 37, Folder: 14 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Report on history of laws and policies relating to abandoned children, and a draft of same, by unknown CAS author for unknown audience, undated, post-1903

Offsite-Box: 37, Folder: 15 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

"Protestant Children Under Catholic Care": a report by the CAS Probation Commission regarding probation legislation, undated, circa 1906

Offsite-Box: 37, Folder: 16 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Copies of agreements and receipts with the National Surety Co. guaranteeing againg diseased children becoming a public charge in Iowa and Nebraska, 1907, 1923, 1926

Offsite-Box: 37, Folder: 17 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Legal Document: General Release, 1908 September 30

Offsite-Box: 37, Folder: 18 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Legal document: 2 General Releases, 1918, inclusive

Offsite-Box: 37, Folder: 19 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Legal document re: estate of Sarah H. Crosby and her real estate, 1914 March 31

Offsite-Box: 37, Folder: 20 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Agreements for the Endowment of Beds, 1919 December

Offsite-Box: 37, Folder: 21 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

CAS license to run child caring and placing agency in Lansing Michigan, undated, circa 1925

Offsite-Box: 37, Folder: 22 (Material Type: Mixed Materials)

Acts of the Legislature in Favor of the Children's Aid Society, 1848-1893, inclusive

Offsite-Box: 1046, Volume: 262 (Material Type: Books)
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