Research

Register of masters of indentured inmates

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
These volumes list information about persons to whom reformatory inmates were bound out. Information includes master's name and address; inmate's number; and date of indenture agreement. In addition the first volume (1825-1845) lists the master's occupation, the second volume (1860-1873) lists the inmate's name, and the third volume (1869-1903) lists the inmate's name and a reference to the master's prior experience with indentured inmates.
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0.7 cu. ft.(4 volumes)Copies: 1microfilm reel; 35mm
Inclusive Dates:
1825-1845, 1860-1903
Series Number:
A2067

Arrangement

Volumes 1, 3 and 4:alphabetical by master's last name, then chronological by date of indenture.

Volume 2:by state and county of master's residence.

Scope and Content Note

These volumes list information about persons to whom reformatory inmates were bound out. Entries in all volumes list the following information: master's name and address; inmate's number; and date of indenture agreement. In addition, the volumes dated 1825-1845, and 1828-1869 lists the master's occupation, the volume, 1860-1873 lists the inmate's name, and the volume, 1869-1903 lists the inmate's name and a reference to the master's prior experience with indentured inmates. There is no explanation for the overlap between thevolumes.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of the material.

Alternate Formats Available

Microform is available at the New York State Archives through interlibrary loan.

Custodial History

A2067-77:The Department of Correction placed these records on loan to the Syracuse University Library from 1960-1977.

A2067-03: Although no documentation exists regarding the transfer of this volume, it was most likely transferred to the State Archives by the Department of Correctional Services. The volume was accessioned in conjunction with a project undertaken by Archives staff in 2003 to describe or integrate estrayed or unidentified records.

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