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Auburn Prison Expenditure Ledger

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:
This series documents Auburn Prison expenditures. Categories include salaries of prison officers, rations, firewood, clothing and bedding, hospital, discharge and transportation of convicts, and repairs. For each expenditure the ledger lists the date of entry, name of individual or company receiving payment, description of goods or services purchased, and amount paid. Also included is a recapitulation of monthly receipts and expenditures.
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Quantity:
2 cubic feet (3 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1894-1900 (with gaps)
Series Number:
B1234

Arrangement

Arranged by category of expenditure, then chronological by year and month.

Scope and Content Note

This series documents Auburn Prison's expenditures for several years: October 1894 to September 1895; October 1896 to September 1897; and October 1899 to September 1900.

Categories include Salaries of Prison Officers, Rations, Firewood, Clothing and Bedding, Hospital, Discharge and Transportation of Convicts, Repairs, etc. For each expenditure, the ledger lists the date of entry, name of individual or company receiving payment, description of goods or services paid for, and amount paid. The front of each volume includes a recapitulation of monthly receipts and expenditures.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

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

Custodial History

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

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