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J. I. Weaver writes to the Home regarding the children of J. C. Reynolds and his wife. He says that Mr. Reynolds died three years ago, and last Friday the 12th, Mrs. Reynolds died and left two little boys. Her last request was that the boys be taken…

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Incomplete letter; last page only. Featherston writes to the Home about children in his area seemingly orphaned or otherwise vulnerable. He says that "the girl is a nice child rather small for her age." He asks to hear from the Home immediately,…

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Incomplete letter. Unnamed author (seemingly adoptive parent of "Minnie") writes to include "a few lines this 'lonesome rainy day'" from Minnie. Minnie writes about the weather and asks about her little sisters and brothers still in the Home. The…

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Incomplete letter. Unnamed person writes to Hollingsworth regarding Noe, who he says was taken about 18 months or two years ago by a Mr. J. W. Coplinger of Luisble Co., KY. Noe is about 12 years old. Author says that "we learned that Mr. C- wishes to…

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Incomplete letter from J.H. Switzer.

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Ryland writes on behalf of an unnamed man who is seemingly interested in getting a girl from the Home. The first part of the letter is missing, so the man's name is unavailable. Ryland also offers Reb. G. H. Burnett and Deacon David Childres to…

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J. B. Sanders writes to the Home regarding "a boy in this village by the Name of Ottis Chandler, who is an orphan witout ahome (sic), his father and mother died about two months ago." He says that he has tried and failed to get the boy a home, who is…

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Articles of adoption for J. Lynch and Eliza Jane Lynch to adopt Bertha Frazier, born in 1898. They live in Adair County. Handwritten on the back, "Investigated and Home condemned by Bro Sanders."

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R. C. Tartar writes to the Home regarding the Bullock children, who he says were "sent by me to your good Institution sometime ago." He says that John will be 9 on August 28th and George will be 6 on October 18th. Their mother is "Mrs. Emiline…
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