Joachim Firbrandts Orphanage in Stockholm, Sweden
According to King Gustav II Adolf's ordinance of 1624 a orphanage was to be built in every Swedish Province and City. One of the first orphanages was created on Gråmunkholmen in Stockholm City which was a combination of Correctional Facility and Orphanage. This was done under the direction of the Correctional Officer Joachim Fribrandt, using some buildings that formerly belonged to a monastery.
It is believed that the orphanage existed between 1624 and 1630. The correctional facility continued up until 1896. After closing the correctional facility the old buildings were torn down.
The records for this orphanage did not survive.
- Stockholm Stadsarkiv. Register över barnhemsarkiv. Stockholm Stadsarkiv Website May 2013. See: http://www.ssa.stockholm.se/Anvand-arkiven/Sjukvard-/Socialtjanstens-arkiv/Sok-i-barnhemsregistret/
- Kriminalvården. Barn- och Tukthus, Sveriges första Ordnade Fångförvar. Kriminalvården website May 2013. See: http://kriminalvarden.se/upload/Museum/htm/barnh.htm