Manuscript Group 421, Newark Alms House, Newark, NJ, Register, 1854-1858

 

421.  NEWARK ALMS HOUSE, Newark,
N.J.

 
Register, 1854-58. 1 vol.

 
Records male and female paupers, dates of entrance and

 

discharge
or death; age and disease. Kept by Jonathan B. Shay as

 

City
Superintendent of the Alms House. The Newark “”Alms

 

House,”
as its name appears in this manuscript register, was ad-

 

ministered
by the Standing Committee on the Poor and Alms

 

House
(popularly known as the “”Poor House”). The volume
also

 

includes
S. S. Wilson’s financial accounts for 1898- 1905.

 
Gift of Elmer Wilson, 1958.

 

DRAFT

 

 

MG
421

 

Newark
Alms House, Newark, N.J. / S.S. Wilson

 

Register,
1854-58; 1898-1905. 1 vol.

 

 

 

Record
book organized in two parts. The first part is a register kept by
Jonathan B. Shay, Superintendent of the Newark, N.J. “Alms
House.”  The Alms House was administered by the
Standing Committee on the Poor and Alms House (also known as the
“Poor House”).  The register consists of entries,
1854-1858, organized by year and gender of the
“pauper.” Includes names, entrance and discharge dates,
age, causes of death, diseases, referrals “to the Assylum
[sic]”, and “nativ” (place of birth?).

 

The
second part of the volume consists of the accounts,1898-1905, of
S.S. Wilson, possibly a plumber.  Entries record names of
clients with some description of services, expenses, and payment
received.   All services are related to plumbing,
heating and construction.  Clients included:  J.W.
Ashley, A. Bogerman, Mrs. Elizabeth Cherry (East Orange), Strobel
& Wilken, and Mrs. Louise Widdman (East Orange). Also
included are S.S. Wilson’s personal account entries.

 

 

Gift
of Elmer Wilson, 1958.

 

 

 

 

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