Records documenting residential school abuses to be destroyed

Tugs at the heartstrings – foundling swatches tell a story.

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           Foundling swatches are ‘bits and pieces’ such as cloth scraps, mementos, jewelry or any other identifying objects that were left with abandoned children upon admittance to the foundling hospital. These swatches were sometimes helpful in reuniting the child and mother at a future time. Numerous such foundling swatches were rediscovered approximately 250 years after they …

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