The Boston Asylum and Farm School for Indigent Boys. Report, act of incorporation, by-laws, and general rules and regulations. Published by request of the managers. Robert C. Waterston, Benjamin A. Gould, Moses Grant.

The Boston Asylum and Farm School for Indigent Boys. Report, act of incorporation, by-laws, and general rules and regulations. Published by request of the managers

Boston: S. N. Dickinson & Co., printers, 1845. First edition, 8vo, pp. 40; removed from binding, wrappers wanting; very good. The Boston Farm School was established by a group of Boston philanthropists who purchased Thompson Island, in the North End of Boston, for $6,000. The Farm School was conceived to instruct young, at-risk boys (principally orphans or boys with single parents) in "agriculture, gardening, or other useful occupations as would contribute to their maintenance and tend to form in them habits of industry and order." The Boston Asylum for Indigent Boys, an orphanage in the North End, merged with the Farm School in 1835. AAS, Harvard, Trinity, Boston Athenaeum and Boston Public in OCLC. Not in American Imprints. Item #55411

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