Manuscript Group 421, Newark Alms House, Newark, NJ, Register, 1854-1858
421. NEWARK ALMS HOUSE, Newark,
Register, 1854-58. 1 vol.
Records male and female paupers, dates of entrance and
or death; age and disease. Kept by Jonathan B. Shay as
Superintendent of the Alms House. The Newark “”Alms
as its name appears in this manuscript register, was ad-
by the Standing Committee on the Poor and Alms
(popularly known as the “”Poor House”). The volume
S. S. Wilson’s financial accounts for 1898- 1905.
Gift of Elmer Wilson, 1958.
Alms House, Newark, N.J. / S.S. Wilson
1854-58; 1898-1905. 1 vol.
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?).
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. Wilsons personal account entries.
of Elmer Wilson, 1958.