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Male inmate identification file (Bertillon ledger)

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:
This series consists of summary identification information on male inmates at Auburn Prison. Included is inmate's name; identification number; color; aliases; term; sentence date; county; crime; reception date; residence; criminal act; Bertillon measurements related to face and hands; height; age; nativity; occupation; hair color and texture; complexion; weight; build; marks, scars, moles, deformities, etc.; criminal history; date examined; and doctor examining. Records are restricted.
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Quantity:
2 cu. ft. (2 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1921-1936
Series Number:
B0059

Arrangement

Numeric by inmate number.

Scope and Content Note

These records list summary identification information on inmates at Auburn Prison.

The ledgers give inmate's name; identification number; color; aliases; term; date of sentence; county; crime; date of reception; residence; criminal act; height; stretch; trunk; spine curvature; head length and width; cheek width; right ear length; left foot; left middle finger; left little finger; left little finger; left cubit; left eye color; age; nativity; occupation; forehead length and width; nose: profile and dimensions; right ear: border, lobe; teeth (e.g. full; one missing); chin (e.g. receding); hair color and texture; complexion; weight; build; marks, scars, moles, deformities, etc.; criminal history; date examined; and doctor examining.

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Access Restrictions

Restricted to protect personal privacy. Access may be permitted under certain conditions upon application to and approval by the State Archives.

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