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General journal

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:
The Auburn Prison's general journal was the principal accounting record of original entry for the prison, listing all financial transactions in chronological order. Entries cover all prison receipts and expenses such as salaries, repairs, supplies, rations, and disbursements to released inmates. Information includes date of transaction, individual or company being paid, and the amount of money received or paid.
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Quantity:
1 cu. ft. (3 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1866-1881, 1888-1893
Series Number:
B1230

Arrangement

Chronological by date of entry.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains Auburn Prison's general journal for the period June 1866 to December 1881 and September 1888 to September 1893. This general journal was the principal accounting record of original entry for the prison, listing all financial transactions in chronological order as they occurred. As each transaction occurred, an entry was made in the journal.

Entries cover all prison receipts and expenses such as salaries, repairs, supplies, rations, and disbursements to released inmates. Entries include date of transaction, individual or company being paid, and the amount of money received or paid.

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

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Volume list.

Custodial History

Originally accessioned as part of old collection #500K, accession -441.

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