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This source contains records of children admitted and removed from the St. Louis Protestant Orphans Asylum. Entries usually include the orphan’s name; age; date of admission or removal; date and place of birth; and notes under the heading “By Whom Entered,” which provide information about the parents and the circumstances surrounding the admission or removal of the child. The Western Historical Manuscript Collection holds an extensive collection of records of the St. Louis Protestant Orphan Asylum; see http://www.umsl.edu/~whmc/guides/whm0058.htm.
Location: St. Louis Protestant Orphan Asylum Record Books, Archives
Categories: Organizations and Institutions, Religious