Warden's Correspondences, 1878-1911, with gaps | State Archives Catalog
Title: Warden's Correspondences, 1878-1911, with gaps
Extent: 2.0 Volumes
Predominant Dates: 1903-1911
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Scope and Contents: When Rhode Island established its first State Prison in 1838, the General Assembly appointed a warden to oversee both the State Prison and the Providence County Jail. This arrangement persisted as well after the two institutions were merged with the Board of State Charities and Corrections in 1877. These records include outgoing corrspondence (1878-1880, 1902 - 1908) from wardens Nelson Viall and his successor Andrew Wilcox, as well as a Message Book containing notes concerning telephone call, conversations, and task reminders (1907 - 1911).