About this site

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The Thomas Coram story

This beautifully illustrated book is now available directly from Coram, or from the Foundling Museum, or whatever else you want to say. This should include a link to the page about the book.

Thomas Coram

Trailblazer for girls’ rights

Tokens of love

Mothers’ tokens form Britain’s largest collection of 18th century textiles

The Foundling Hospital

The origin of children’s charity

Respected and Protected

The development of children’s rights


The original charity music concert impresario


Modern day creative writing by children who have been in care


and why Dickens was inspired to create her