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Diary of the Principal Keeper


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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 a record of the inmate population kept by the principal keeper. Daily entries include total inmates, and, for earlier years only, the number received and discharged. Also included are brief notes on events at the prison each day, including the principal keeper's inspection visits, disciplinary incidents, escapes, deaths, construction and repairs, etc. Later entries list the names of men received or discharged.
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0.3 cubic feet

2 volumes

Inclusive Dates:
1868-1884
Series Number:
B0115

Arrangement

Chronological.

Scope and Content Note

A record of the inmate population was kept by the principal keeper. Each daily entry gives the total of the inmates, and, for earlier years only, the number received and discharged. There are also brief notes on events at the prison each day, including the principal keeper's inspection visits, disciplinary incidents, escapes, deaths, construction and repairs, etc. Later entries list the names of men received or discharged.

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