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Friends' Asylum for Colored Orphans in Richmond

Charter and By-Laws of the Friends' Asylum for Colored Orphans, in the City of Richmond, Va.

This is the title page of an eight-page pamphlet published in 1883 that contains the charter and bylaws of the Friends' Asylum for Colored Orphans, an organization in Richmond that was incorporated by the General Assembly in 1872. Lucy Goode, with the support of local Quakers and African American churches, created the orphanage to minister to the needs of parentless children after the Civil War. The orphanage operated for almost sixty years.

Original Author: Friends' Asylum for Colored Orphans

Created: 1883

Medium: Title page

Courtesy of Library of Virginia

Friends' Asylum for Colored Orphans Building

The Friends' Asylum for Colored Orphans, incorporated by the General Assembly in 1872, stands at the corner of Saint Paul and Charity streets in Richmond. This photograph was taken by William Palmer Gray about 1920.

Original Author: William Palmer Gray

Created: ca. 1920

Medium: Gelatin silver photographic print

Courtesy of William Palmer Gray Collection, The Valentine

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  • Charter and By-Laws of the Friends' Asylum for Colored Orphans, in the City of Richmond, Va.

    This is the title page of an eight-page pamphlet published in 1883 that contains the charter and bylaws of the Friends' Asylum for Colored Orphans, an organization in Richmond that was incorporated by the General Assembly in 1872. Lucy Goode, with the support of local Quakers and African American churches, created the orphanage to minister to the needs of parentless children after the Civil War. The orphanage operated for almost sixty years.

    Original Author: Friends' Asylum for Colored Orphans

    Created: 1883

    Medium: Title page

    Courtesy of Library of Virginia

  • Friends' Asylum for Colored Orphans Building

    The Friends' Asylum for Colored Orphans, incorporated by the General Assembly in 1872, stands at the corner of Saint Paul and Charity streets in Richmond. This photograph was taken by William Palmer Gray about 1920.

    Original Author: William Palmer Gray

    Created: ca. 1920

    Medium: Gelatin silver photographic print

    Courtesy of William Palmer Gray Collection, The Valentine