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Record Group 1

1822-1990.

1 box, (3 inches)

This collection consists of historical sketches; centennial & other publications; constitution & by-laws (1860) and misc. clippings that relate to Rochester General Hospital. The collections of the RFCS are housed at the U of R Department of Rare books and Special Collections.

The Rochester Female Charitable Society was formed in 1822, one of the first such groups in the U.S. with its primary mission "the relief of indigent persons and families in cases of sickness and distress" the Society has been instrumental in founding Rochester General Hospital, The Friendly Home, the Orphan Asylum, the Industrial Society, and the Visiting Nurse Service. The Society remains an active force in Rochester charitable work.