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Collection TitleCL 14 Breesport County HomeCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByKimberly Richards
Date Completed:May 24, 2007
Date Updated:March 3, 2008
Provenance:The Breesort County Home Collection was donated to the Booth Library by Thomas Santulli in 2007. 
Terms:Aged--Government policy; Aged--Health and hygiene; Aged--Institutional care; Aged--Services for; Chemung County (N.Y.); Old age homes
Historical:

The Breesport County Home began in 1837 when the Board of Supervisors purchased 178  acres of land in the town of Breesport to be used as a home for vagrants and orphans.  In 1868, it was re-designated as a home for the aged and infirm.  Since then there have been various additions to the original property to meet the institution's growing needs.  The infirmary came first in 1888 and was later expanded in 1913.  In 1902, an administrative building was constructed and, in 1933, a two-story brick hospital wing was built. 

During the 20th century, the Home's population began to steadily rise until 1958, when it had reached its saturation point.  At this point, the Council of Community Services Nursing Home Study Committee began to urge the construction of an entirely new facility.  In 1960, a Health Planning Committee was established to look into the proposal and in July 1971, the Breeseport County Home was closed and its residence transferred to the new, fully modern, facilities in Heritage Park. 

Scope:The Breesport County Home Collection contains administrative documents, correspondence and articles relating to the Home.  These items range in date from 1940 to 1972, with the bulk of the collection dating from the 1960's.  The earlier parts of the collection focus primarily on the day to day administrative needs of the Home, while later sections concern the County's need for a newer facility. 
Notes:

 

Extent1 linear foot
Date Span1940-1972
Abstract

The Breesport County Home Collection contains administrative documents, letters and articles regarding the County Home and Infirmary, including information on the construction of the Heritage Park.



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Letter from A. Lyman Wright to Dr. James R. Cargill, dated February 28, 1950 regarding pasturizing milk.LetterA1001
Letter from A. Lyman Wright to Tracy J. Bushnell, Supt. Maintenance & Construction, dated March 23, 1950 regarding repairs and construction at the County Farm. Attached is an interoffice memo regarding what needs to be repaired.LetterA1002
Memo to Herman Dunbar, no date, respectfully requesting work to be done at the County Farm if funds are available.MemoA1003
Memo from A. Lyman Wright to Tracy J. Bushnell, dated September 7, 1949 regarding the water softener.MemoA1004
Letter from Ralph D. Court, Town of Southport, to A. Lyman Wright dated June 8, 1950 regarding farm conditions.LetterA1005
Letter from A. Lyman Wright to S. C. Bradley, Mansfield Exterminating Service dated June 26, 1950 regarding cockroaches. Attached is a memo from A. Lyman Wright to John A. Saunders dated June 6, 1950 regarding Insect Extermination.LetterA1006
Letter from George T. McGowan, Treasury Department to the Chemung County Home and Hospital dated June 1, 1950 regarding the name, title and official address " of the person or officer in your institution claiming exemption from registration and tax under the Act of December 17, 1914, as amended, the Harrison Narcotic Law."LetterA1007
Letter from Thomas Bowlby, Chemung County Clerk to to the Collector of Internal Revenue dated June 3, 1950 certifying that A. Lyman Wright and John A. Saunders are authorized to purchase narcotic drugs for the Chemung County Home and Hospital.LetterA1008
From A. Lyman Wright to John A. Saunders dated June 6, 1950 regarding the Narcotics Form.MemoA1009
Form 713, Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service, Revised March 1939: "Inventory of Opium, Coca Leaves, Mariguana, Etc" for the Chemung County Home dated June 3, 1950.FormA1010
From A. Lyman Wright to Dr. James R. Cargill dated December 12, 1950 regarding the rules and regulations relating to records of narcotic drugs at the infirmary.LetterA1011
From A. Lyman Wright to the Medical Division dated May 9, 1950 regarding Laboratory Tests, Food Handlers, Chemung Co. Farm. Attached is are the following letters regarding laboratory tests for food handlers: letters from A. Lyman Wright to James Cargill dated May 10, 1950; letter from Ralph D. Court to A. Lyman Wright dated May 4, 1950; letter from A. Lyman Wright to Ralph Court dated March 30, 1950; letter from Mr. Tompkins New York State Department of Health to J. Cargill dated March 20, 1950; and a letter from Mr. Tompkins New York State Department of Health to J. Cargill dated March 24, 1950.MemoA1012
From George A. Gilger, The University of the State of New York, The State Education Department, Bureau of Professional Education to A. Lyman Wright dated March 31, 1950 regarding an application for a practical nurse license.LetterA1013
Memo from A. Lyman Wright to Saunders, Broxholm, Donahue, Monks and Dibble dated May 16, 1950 regarding State Charges, Co. Home. Attached is a memo dated June 3, 1949 regarding Reimbursement for care of state charges, Chemung Co. Home; a letter from J. B. McFarland to A. Lyman Wright dated May 9, 1950 regarding reimbursements; letter from J. B. McFarland to A. Lyman Wright dated May 20, 1949 regarding reimbursements; and a letter from J. B. McFarland to A. Lyman Wright dated August 5, 1948 regarding reimbursements.DocumentsA1014
A piece of notepaper with handwritten notes regarding a to do list.DocumentA1015
Invoice dated January 3, 1950 to the County of Chemung for County and Town Taxes for the year 1949.InvoiceA1016
Newspaper article entitled: "Firemen Test Relay Pump."ArticleA1017
From Ralph Court to Herman G. Dunbar, Chemung County Board of Supervisors dated February 28, 1950 regarding a Fire Inspection Report. Attached is a copy of the report.LetterA1018
From A. Lyman Wright to John A. Saunders dated June 6, 1950 regarding Horseheads Tractor & Implement Co. Attached is a letter from W. C. Hoyt to the Horseheads Tractor & Implement Co dated May 26, 1950 regarding claim forms.MemoA1019
The Monthly Report of a Count, City or Town Home for the Chemung County Home, Breesport, NY for January through December 1950.ReportA1020
From A. Lyman Wright to F. C. Bradley, Manager of Mansfield Extermination Service dated February 8, 1951 regarding a five-year contract for services and a failure of services to be performed.LetterA1101
From A. Lyman Wright to George Sydney dated August 9, 1951 regarding Padlocks and Night Locks.MemoA1102
From A. Lyman Wright to F. C. Bradley, Manager of Mansfield Exterminating Service dated July 12, 1951 regarding a cockroach infestation.LetterA1103
From A. Lyman Wright to Tracy J. Bushnell dated June 21, 1951 regarding repairs to the County Home. Attached is a note regarding the men;s dormitory.LetterA1104
From James R. Cargill, MD to A. Lyman Wright dated March 5, 1951 regarding the new laws for narcotic drugs.LetterA1105
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