One hardbound volume that contains annual auditors' reviews of the accounts of the treasurer of the Poor and House of Employment. Shows credits and debits and the reason for each, names of residents, names of recipients of relief, date approved, and signatures of auditors.
May not be photocopied.
Finding aid in the repository: Local government records.
Prepared by Monique Bourque, Nancy K. Zeigler, Bernard L.Herman, Rebecca J. Sides.
Place of Publication
Center for Architecture and Engineering, University of Delaware,
Date of Publication
v. 93 p. ; 29 cm.
The Architectural Context of the Lancaster County Almshouse and Hospital: Setting and Current Appearance Construction Changes in the Structure Early Almshouses and Hospitals of the Lower Delaware Valley / The Social and Cultural Context of the Lancaster County Almshouse and Hospital: English Antecedents and Early Pennsylvania Poor Relief General Functions of the Almshouse The Almshouse and the Community Occupants of the Almshouse Conclusions / Recommendations for Future Use.
Information files are created for specific subjects that are associated with Lancaster County, e.g. "Rebman's scrap pile", "Ten-hour house". The files contain newspaper and magazine articles about the subject.
The Lancaster County Almshouse and Hospital Collection is comprised of accounts, registers, minutes, and other records kept by this county department. There are birth and death records, lists of inmates, supply and payroll books, and auditors' reports. Also, a scrapbook of Conestoga View.
Most of the items in this collection are part of the Lancaster County Government Records, RG 08-12. They were transferred into MG-277 in 1999 during the planning of the Almshouse and Hospital exhibition. Other items are on loan from the Edward Hand Medical Heritage Foundation or were collected by LancasterHistory.