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BOOK - J. W. C. Fegan, A Tribute
By W. Y. Fullerton, D.D.
New Foreword by Douglas V. Fry, Fawne Stratford-Devai
New introduction by Marj Kohli
This historical reprint by Global Heritage Press
The life of James William Condell Fegan is presented by W. Y. Fullerton. It tells the tale of a man who devoted his life to helping the poor.
Between 1869 and the early 1930s, over 100,000 children were sent to Canada from Great Britain during the child emigration movement. Sometimes referred to as waifs and strays, emigrant children and simply orphans, today these children are collectively known as British Home Children.
A number of sending agencies were involved in bringing children to Canada, including Fegan Homes. Each year from 1884 to 1939, with a few exceptions, parties of boys from Fegan's emigrated to Canada. Generally the boys would be 14 years of age when they went, although on occasion they might be younger, particularly if they were accompanying an older brother.
The prospect of work, and of a good start in life, was much better in Canada than in England at the time. A 'Receiving Home' was established in 1886 in Toronto, from where the boys would be found a placement on a farm. Each boy's experience was different.
Work is well underway to bring the historic records of Canadian Fegan Boys to print. The reprinting of J. W. C. Fegan, A Tribute, the story of the life of James William Condell Fegan represents the first of a number of volumes to be printed about the Canadian Fegan Boys.
128 pgs; 6" x 9" hard cover; originally pub circa 1925; this reprint 2003; ISBN 1-894378-89-X
All royalties from this book are donated to the Fegan Homes in England, where they continue to help children to this day.
List of ALL Fegan books in-print and in production:
Those that are in print have hot links. Those without hot links are in production.
- J. W. C. Fegan, A Tribute
These are facsimile reprints of the original Fegan newsletters, filled with references to specific individuals including pictures of many. Each volume has a new index.
- Vol. 1 - Fegan's Homes Newsletters. Christian Shield 1877-79
- Vol. 2 - Fegan's Homes Newsletters. Christian Shield 1879-81
- Vol. 3 - Fegan's Homes Newsletters. The Rescue 1885-86
- Vol. 4 - Fegan's Homes Newsletters. The Rescue 1886-92
- Vol. 5 - Fegan's Homes Newsletters. The Rescue 1893-94
- Vol. 6 - Fegan's Homes Newsletters. The Rescue 1895-1901
- Vol. 7 - Fegan's Homes Newsletters. Loving & Serving 1905-08
- Vol. 8 - Fegan's Homes Newsletters. Loving & Serving 1908-10
- Vol. 9 - Fegan's Homes Newsletters. Loving & Serving 1910-12
- Vol. 10 - Fegan's Homes Newsletters. The Red Lamp 1913-20
Records of specific Fegan boys:
These are volumes of the extractions from actual records and documents about specific individuals. Each volume has a new index.
- Vol. 1 - Fegan Homes Records
- Vol. 2 - Fegan Homes Records
- Vol. 3 - Fegan Homes Records
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