Dorothea Dix Hospital Records, 1849-1946

Manuscript Collection #1329

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Dorothea Dix Hospital Records
    Creator: Dorothea Dix Hospital.
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: This collection (1849-1946) contains correspondence, deeds (1907 certified copies of earlier deeds going back to 1850), blueprints, proposals, and specifications related to the physical facilities at Dorothea Dix Hospital. Also included are receipts and some correspondence related to the receipts. Of particular interest are legal documents related to the establishment of the state hospital (1904 certified copy of 1849 document) and the 1885 (1907 certified copy) description and map of the lands of the hospital.
    Extent: 1.0 Cubic feet, 2 archival boxes and 1 oversize folder, consisting of correspondence, deeds, blueprints, proposals, specifications, receipts, legal documents, and a map
  • Administrative Information
     
    Accessions Information

    June 7, 2018, (unprocessed), 1 cubic foot;This collection (1849-1946) contains correspondence, deeds (1907 certified copies of earlier deeds going back to 1850), blueprints, proposals, and specifications related to the physical facilities at Dorothea Dix Hospital. Also included are receipts and some correspondence related to the receipts. Of particular interest are legal documents related to the establishment of the state hospital (1904 certified copy of 1849 document) and the 1885 (1907 certified copy) description and map of the lands of the hospital. Gift of Jeff Foyles.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Jeff Foyles

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions

    Copyright Notice

    Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

    Preferred Citation

    Dorothea Dix Hospital Records (#1329), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA

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