Series XI: Humanitarian, 1700-1910, inclusive
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.
American Female Guardian Society and Home for the Friendless, 1857
American Seamen's Friend Society, 1848, undated
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 1885
Benevolent Institution of Pennsylvania, 1825
Brooklyn and Long Island Sanitary Fair, 1864
Cape Palmas Female Orphan Asylum Society, 1854
Department of Health (New York City). Little Mothers League, 1910
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, January 1992. Added to finding aid, January 2022.