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Auburn Prison Expenditures for Broom, Hollow Ware, and Iron Castings Industries


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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 volume lists the expenditures for the broom, hollow ware and iron casting industries operated by labor of incarcerated individuals. Entries include the cash balance on hand at the beginning of each month, amount drawn from Prison Capital Fund and a listing of the type of expenditures and amount allotted for each month.
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0.3 cubic feet

1 volume

Inclusive Dates:
1893-1897
Series Number:
B0072

Arrangement

Chronological within industry.

Scope and Content Note

This volume lists the expenditures for the broom, hollow ware and iron casting industries operated by the labor of incarcerated individuals.

The records were generated pursuant to a law of 1847 requiring keepers to keep accounts of all prison labor. Entries in the volume list the cash balance on hand at the beginning of each month, amount drawn from Prison Capital Fund, and a listing of the type of expenditures and amount allotted for each month. Pages 2-26 deal with the broom industry, pages 27-42 with the hollow ware industry and pages 100-114 with the iron castings industry.

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