New York (N.Y.). Department of Public Charities


Existence: 1895 - 1920

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

Annual reports, proceedings, and other publications mostly regarding health and hospitals from 1885 to 1938

Accession ACC-1964-030
Dates: 1885-1938

Department of Public Charities, 1885-1929

Series V
Scope and Contents: Admissions, Admissions, Discharges and Deaths and Requisitions, Inventory and Distribution ledgers make up the bulk of this series. Patient/Inmate religion is sporadically entered. As with previous series some of these ledgers are separated between male and female inmates. This series also contains the only “Condensing Register” in the entire collection. This ledger contains all the same information as the Admissions, Death and Discharge ledgers, but the dates follow the date of death or...
Dates: 1885-1929

Incurable Hospital clothing book for 1896 to 1897

Accession ACC-2010-099
Dates: 1896-1897

Photographs and records of municipal hospitals for 1830 to 1930

Accession ACC-1967-016
Dates: 1830-1930