Eighth Annual Report of St. Brigid's Orphanage (1864)

Dublin Core

Title

Eighth Annual Report of St. Brigid's Orphanage (1864)

Date

1864

Creator

St. Brigid's Orphanage

Description

Eighth Annual Report of St. Brigid’s Orphanage (1864) (presented at Annual Meeting, 16 November 1864). It is submitted by the ‘Managers’ of St. Brigid’s Orphanage. The report details the number of orphans; reunification of orphans with parents; orphan adoptions; schooling of orphans; and the rearing of orphans. Examples of orphan circumstances are depicted. It describes support and donations for the cause; noting the support of clergymen and several guild associations. The boarding-out (foster care) system is described; and premiums paid to nurses (foster parents) is discussed. Protocols for religious instruction and education in general is detailed. The report examines Proselytism with reference to some Protestant institutions (orphanages, schools, etc.) under the heading of ‘Present State of Proselytism’. The report discusses the success of the St. Brigid’s schools. The report details how St. Brigid’s Orphanage goes without paid collectors and salaried staff. Several speeches and resolutions from the annual meeting are printed in the report. A list of benefactors and donations to St. Brigid’s Orphanage is listed (including clergymen and guild associations). In the appendix is a letter of solicitation for support, donations and subscriptions. Also, in the appendix is a document titled ‘Children under the Care of the General Orphan Fund’ and details the name, age, address, and parents’ status (occupation, death, illness, etc) of children living in Protestant-run facilities.

Subject

St. Brigid's Orphanage
46 Eccles Street, Dublin, Ireland
Orphan statistics
Boarding-out system
Nurses (foster parents)
Education
St. Brigid's schools
Proselytism
Protestant institutions
Finance
Benefactors
Speeches & Resolutions
Aylward, Margaret (1810-1889)

Source

Reports 1857-1878 (HFA1-O-ES-F-33-SBO-AR-1857-1878)

Publisher

William Powell (10 Essex Bridge, Dublin)

Identifier

HFA1-O-ES-F-33-SBO-AR08.pdf

Type

Text
book section

Format

PDF

Rights

Copyright © & Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) belong to the Holy Faith Sisters.
This resource may be used and reproduced (with accreditation) under the following license:
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

Language

eng

Text Item Type Metadata

Ref Code

HFA1/O/ES/F/33/SBO-AR08

Existence and location of originals

Sisters of the Holy Faith Congregational Archives, Aylward House, Holy Faith Convent, Glasnevin, Dublin 11

Extent and medium

1 report, 56 pages

Files

HFA1-O-ES-F-33-SBO-AR08.pdf

Citation

St. Brigid's Orphanage, “Eighth Annual Report of St. Brigid's Orphanage (1864),” Holy Faith Sisters Digital Archive, accessed June 17, 2021, http://hfsdigitalarchive.org/view-collections/items/show/19.

Output Formats