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


Existence: 1860 - 1895

Aid applications by blind persons to the Comptroller for June, 1866

Accession ACC-2010-098
Dates: 1866 June

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

Board of Commissioners of the Department of Public Charities and Correction minutes for 1877 and 1893

Accession ACC-2009-073
Dates: 1877; 1893

Department of Public Charities and Correction, 1856-1907

Series IV
Scope and Contents: This series contains a large collection of Admissions, Discharges and Deaths ledgers and simply, Admissions ledgers. All contain similar information, including name, age, occupation, where born, how they got to the institution and which location they lived at. Most group men and women together. There are a handful of ledgers which are separated by gender, and refer to the people in these ledgers as male or female inmates. These people likely resided in the Almshouse. Religion and country/place...
Dates: 1856-1907

Department of Public Charities and Correction letter books for 1868 to 1874

Accession ACC-1954-015
Dates: 1868-1874

Hart Island (Potter's Field) burial register for 1872 to 1875

Accession ACC-2018-021
Dates: 1872-1875

Photographs and records of municipal hospitals for 1830 to 1930

Accession ACC-1967-016
Dates: 1830-1930

Potter's Field (Hart Island) burial records for 1881-1985

Accession ACC-1988-123
Dates: 1881-1985