New York (N.Y.). Commissioners of the Almshouse and Bridewell

 Organization

Existence: 1784 - 1832

Almshouse ledgers collection

Collection REC-0008
Abstract: The records of the Almshouse Ledger Collection represent the activities of the institutions under the purview of various city departments on Blackwell’s Island. Records in this collection date from 1758 to 1952, with the bulk of the records falling between 1832 and 1925. This collection represents a comprehensive, yet incomplete collection of materials produced by each department overseeing the Almshouses and their related entities. These records document the social service, cultural, medical...
Dates: 1758-1952

Commissioners of the Almshouse and Bridewell, 1759-1860, bulk: 1789-1847

Series II
Scope and Contents: This series contains the greatest number of records pertaining to infants and children, with information regarding their admission, age, place of residence, nursing information and various accounting information. Most entries relate to later years. This series contains many detailed Admissions, Discharge and Death ledgers for the various institutions. This series also holds a strong group of Census ledgers, with most records pertaining to the later years of the Commissioners of the Almshouse...
Dates: 1759-1860; bulk 1789-1847