Sing Sing Prison Admission Registers for Prisoners to be Executed

Held by the New York State Archives

Overview of the Records


New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

0.5 cu. ft.(2 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
Series Number:


Chronological by admission date.

Scope and Content Note

These bound volumes, also known as receiving blotters, provide summary information on inmates sentenced to be executed. The information included is as follows: name and aliases; place prisoner was received from; court, judge, term, jail time; plea, crime, term out by commutation, expiration, or pardon; place of birth, age, occupation; marital status; physical description; education; religion; habits; use of drugs or tobacco; employment; parents and children living; residence when arrested; name of relative or friend; previous commitments; statement of execution or commutation; also included are hand notes at the bottom listing the order in which the prisoners were executed (i.e. first execution, second execution, third execution at Sing Sing Prison).

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

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

Alternate Formats Available

Microfilm is available at the New York State Archives through interlibrary loan.

Microfilm: 1 reel; 35 mm.

Related Information

Other finding aids

A database index gives name, alias, date, and place of crime.

Volume list.

Access Terms

Corporate Name(s):
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Detailed Description

Dates Contents Box

Accretion: B0147-80
1891-1932 Volume 1: Unnumbered, 51710-86951 1
1932-1946 Volume 2: 86962-105071 2