Dorothea Dix Hospital Records

1849-1946
Manuscript Collection #1329
Creator(s)
Dorothea Dix Hospital (Raleigh, N.C.)
Physical description
1 Cubic Feet, 2 archival boxes and 1 oversize folder, consisting of correspondence, deeds, blueprints, proposals, specifications, receipts, legal documents, and a map
Preferred Citation
Dorothea Dix Hospital Records (#1329), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA
Repository
ECU Manuscript Collection
Access
No restrictions

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.


Administrative information
Custodial History

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.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Jeff Foyles

Copyright notice

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


Container list
Box 1 Correspondence, Legal Documents and Deeds, 1891-1945
Box 1 Folder a Legal Documents, 1904-1907

Legal documents related to the establishment of the State Hospital for the Insane in North Carolina, appointment of boards, and State Appropriations. 1849 (1904 certified copy), 1907.

Box 1 Folder b Correspondence and Legal Documents, 1903-1944

Correspondence and legal documents related to patient care and payment for services.

Box 1 Folder c Correspondence, 1913-1945

Correspondence related to receipts and payment of bills.

Box 1 Folder d Correspondence, 1907-1940

Correspondence of varied topics.

Box 1 Folder e Legal Document, 1906

Memoranda (legal document) as to price of lands bought by the State, its Institutions, etc.--mainly the State Hospital for the Insane. 1855-1906

Box 1 Folder f Deeds, 1907

1907 certified copies of deeds (1850-1883) for land deeded to the State Hospital for the Insane.

Box 1 Folder g Legal Documents, 1907

1907 copies of 1875 Description (registered as 1885) of the North Carolina Asylum lands and Map of the lands (1885).

Box 1 Folder h Deeds, 1891-1905

Deeds and a grant.

Box 2 Correspondence, Blueprints, Deeds and Specifications, 1903-1946
Box 2 Folder a Correspondence and Blueprints, 1903-1914

The Under-Feed Stoker Company of America correspondence, and blueprints. 1903, 1909-1914

Box 2 Folder b Deeds and Blueprints, 1911

North State Hydro-Electric Company deeds and blueprints. 1911

Box 2 Folder c Proposals and Specifications, 1904-1913

Proposals and specifications related to physical facilities. 1904-1913

Box 2 Folder d Receipts, 1928-1946
Box 2 Folder e Miscellaneous Items, 1910-1942
Folder os1 Blueprint, Expenditures, and Work Produced List, 1913-1914

Oversize items including 1913 blueprint for RC&S Railway overhead crossing at Asylum Summit, sheets listing work done in the Sewing Department (1913-1914), and sheet listing monthly expenditures from Special Appropriations (undated).