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Auburn Prison Physician's Registers of Inmates Admitted


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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 records of inmates admitted to Auburn Prison. Information includes inmate's crime; admission date; occupation; habits; height; color; age; birthplace; education level; religion; previous criminal history; marital status; address of wife or relative; hair and eye color; description of facial features; health; if parents living and if were temperate; and if transferred, paroled, or discharged. After second volume, the physical description is omitted. With the fourth volume, inmate's prison employment is included.
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Quantity:

6 cubic feet

8 volumes

Inclusive Dates:
1900-1905, 1909-1938
Series Number:
B0057

Arrangement

Chronological.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of records of inmates admitted to the prison and their physical condition, kept by the prison physician. The first two registers give date of admission to prison; name; number; county where convicted; how long in jail; crime and plea; trade or occupation; habits; height; color; age; where born; if could read or write; education; religion; number of previous convictions; how and when discharged; marital status and address of wife or relative; hair and eye color; description of forehead, chin, nose, ears, and eyebrows; scars or marks; health; if past history of insanity or broken bones; if has scrofula, consumption, or syphilis; if parents living and if were temperate; and a notation if transferred, paroled, or discharged. Beginning with the third volume, the physical description (except for height and age) is omitted, and the only reference to physical condition is a word or phrase such as "good," "fair," "all right," "not very good," "bad lung." The fourth volume and those following also include how employed in prison. The volumes are numbered 2 and 4 through 10.

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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Detailed Description

Dates Contents Box

Accretion: B0057-77
1900 April 12-1905 March 3 Physician's Register 1
1909 August 3-1915 April 9 Physician's Register 1
1915 April 9-1920 November 3 Physician's Register 2
1920 November 4-1923 June 30 Physician's Register 2
1923 June 30-1927 December 14 Physician's Register 3
1927 December 14-1929 November 20 Physician's Register 3
1929 November 21-1932 July 25 Physician's Register 4
1932 July 25-1938 February 11 Physician's Register 4