Department of Public Welfare, 1909-1937

Scope and Contents

This series contains ledgers pertaining to Admissions, Discharges and Deaths, Census records, and Inmate personal and financial information, as well as hospital registers. Requisitions, Inventory and Distribution ledgers are strong as are Admissions records. These Requisition, Inventory and Distribution ledgers contain information relating to bills and payments for the hospitals on the island. Contained in the Inmate Personal and Financial Property ledgers are monetary amounts surrendered by the inmates upon arrival to the institution, as well as other possessions they may have brought with them. Most entries are carbon copies. No specific institution is named for these ledgers but a patient name and the ward which they were sent to is given. There is a small collection of personnel records and letter books regarding the staff employed at the various institutions on the island - at this time named Welfare Island. Hospital registers contain information regarding the name, age, and date of hospital admission and disease as well as from which institution they came from. This series contains the one ledger which refers to the Metropolitan Hospital training school and one ledger with a list of patients who received mail. No letters are included.


16.4 cubic feet (83 volumes)



Conditions Governing Access

This series contains records restricted for eighty years.


This series is divided into subseries and arranged chronologically by date.

Existence and Location of Copies

This series contains records in digital format and volumes on microfilm. For volumes not digitized or on microfilm, please see an archivist.