Wiggins Male Orphan Institution
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CA MNBM S 78A - 1
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- Wiggins Male Orphan Institution
60 cm of textual records
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The Wiggins Male Orphan Institution was founded and endowed by Stephen Wiggins, a prominent Saint John merchant. Incorporated in 1867, the Home, located on St. James Street, opened in 1876. Although severely damaged in the fire of 1877, it was rebuilt on the same site. In 1922, the Wiggins Institution moved to a house on Mount Pleasant Avenue where it remained until a new Home was constructed, in 1965, on Hawthorne Avenue.
II. The Wiggins Male Orphan Institution, later known as the Stephen Wiggins Home for Boys, was established to care for male orphan and destitute male fatherless children born in Saint John County. In 1895 the Home's sphere of responsibility was extended to the entire province. The Stephen Wiggins Home for Boys was closed in 1982.
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Scope and content
This fonds consists of minute books of the Governors, 1891-1937, and committees, 1892-1895, and accounts and auditors' statements. There is a record of examinations, 1885-1913, and admission applications, 1876-1944 (incomplete). There are also reports from the committees and the principal, 1880-1943 (incomplete), correspondence, 1877-1937 and deeds.
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Acquired from Stephen Wiggins Boys' Home, 1982
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S 78A - 1
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Restrictions on access
Post 1900 admissions restricted. For access to these records, contact Paul D. Mills, Secretary-Treasurer of the Board of the Wiggins Male Orphan Institute.
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