Title: State Infirmary, Patient Registers, 1874-1927
Extent: 8.0 Volumes
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Scope and Contents: This series consists of six State Infirmary patient registers. The registers, covering 1874-1924, date from the period when the State Infirmary was named the State Almshouse. The registers' format remains consistent throughout the fifty years. Each volume includes a name index indicating the page on which each individual's registration appears. The information for each individual includes name, date of admission, age, town of residence, birthplace; birthplace of parents; color, conjugal status, and literacy (read/write), and religion. The forms also provide space for information concerning criminal and temperance history as well as criminal information concerning the mother and father. The form also includes space for the cause of admission and condition upon admission. Finally the form indicates the date of discharge and the disposition of the individual (living or deceased) at the time of discharge.