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Prison inventory and financial accounts 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 mostly of an inventory of furniture, equipment and property arranged by location at Clinton Prison. Quantity and value of each item are listed. Item values are totaled on each page and at the end of each section and at the end of the inventory. Also included are prison financial lists usually relating to prison debt that include names of individuals, amounts owed, and related journal pages or schedules.
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Quantity:
0.2 cu. ft. (1 volume)
Inclusive Dates:
1871-1873
Series Number:
B1253

Arrangement

Arranged by locations of items or by name of account.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of a one-volume record compiled in March 1873. The bulk of the volume consists of a 129-page inventory apparently listing every piece of furniture, equipment, and property located at Clinton Prison. The inventory is arranged by location of items (e.g., Clerk's Office, Foundry, Prison Hall, Hospital).

The inventory lists each item (cupboard, blanket, saw, etc.), the quantity of each item, and estimated value of each item. The value of items are totaled on each page, at the end of each section, and at the end of the inventory.

The remaining 20 pages of the volume consist of lists with information on prison finances during 1871-1873, usually relating to prison debt. These lists usually include names of individuals, amounts owed, and references to pages in a journal or schedule relating to the various accounts. The information listed relates to the following prison accounts: Amount Due Clinton Prison; Bad Debts; Doubtful Debts; Recapitulation; and Profit and Loss Account.

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Access Restrictions

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

Custodial History

Originally accessioned as part of old collection #512E, accession -443.

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