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Foundlings

This entry about record-keeping with swatches of cloth at a foundling hospital is particularly moving, even though it dates back more than two centuries. It tugs my heartstrings and stirs my imagination. I could tell a story about a Lucy Locket or a Benjamin Twirl.

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frigg
Aug. 18th, 2011 08:24 am (UTC)
Fascinating, touching, and so sad that so many died in infancy.
mnfaure
Aug. 18th, 2011 06:24 pm (UTC)
I know. I'd like to know the infant death rate for the time period to know if the hospital's mortality rate was uncommonly high or not.
nipernaadiagain
Aug. 19th, 2011 09:45 am (UTC)
This is moving and interesting, thank you for the link.
luna_e
Aug. 26th, 2011 05:47 pm (UTC)
Thank you for sharing this incredible story. Heartbreaking, yet full of hope and tenderness. I want to go open a Foundling Hospital right now!
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