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Living at the Leake and Watts Orphan Asylum

"Society for Relief of Half Orphan and Destitute Children"

 

Classified advertisement

 

This 1847 article in the New York Daily Tribune touted the fact that only one child had died at the Leake and Watts Asylum in the previous year. It also called on the public to contribute to the running of the Asylum, and announced a lecture series to help raise funds for it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This classified advertisement in the New York Sun invited all former residents of the Leake and Watts Orphan Asylum to attend the third annual reunion that was to take place at the orphan house on July 5, 1886.

Living at the Leake and Watts Orphan Asylum