New York (N.Y.). The Almshouse Department

 Organization

Existence: 1832 - 1860

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

The Almshouse Department, 1789-1940, bulk: 1803-1861

Series III
Scope and Contents: This series is strongest in its Admission records. The records here are mixed for both male and female inmates/patients, and are entered alphabetically. Most of the records pertain to the Almshouse itself, with others including admissions to the Workhouse. This series also has a large number of volumes containing Admissions, Discharges and Death information. These records have added information that pertains to where a person was from/ born, or how they got to the Almshouse and any other...
Dates: 1789-1940; bulk 1803-1861