Research

Roster of male inmates in the institution

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 a partial record of male inmates admitted to the Western House of Refuge possibly compiled for the annual reports Lists includes inmate name and number; county of residence; admission date; age; county or other place of birth; if orphan, physical and mental condition; cause of commitment; and remarks, usually concerning inmate's parents or stepparents. Records are restricted.
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0.1 cu. ft.
Inclusive Dates:
1869-1873
Series Number:
A1969

Arrangement

Numerical by inmate number (roughly chronological by admission date).

Scope and Content Note

This is a partial record of male inmates still at the institution who had been admitted between June 30, 1869 and September 30, 1873. The report of the superintendent in the institution's annual reports included statistical data such as total number of inmates, number from each county, and causes of commitment. The superintendent may have intended these records to help him in compiling such information. However the record is incomplete, as it lists only 298 male inmates, while the 1874 Annual Report (published 1875) gives the total (as of January 1, 1894) as 373 male inmates.

The list provides: inmate number; name; a consecutive order number assigned to each inmate as he was listed (the first inmate listed was "1", the second inmate listed was "2", etc.); county of residence; admisson date; sex (all are male); age; county or other place of birth; if orphan, or half-orphan, or parents living; physical conditon; mental condition; cause of commitment; and remarks, usually concerning inmate's parents or stepparents.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

Restricted in accordance with Executive Law, Section 501-c(1)(b), relating to confidentiality of individuals in custody of the Division for Youth (now Office of Children and Family Services).

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