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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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A summary of letters written in July 15, 1948, February 3, 1948 and January 23, 1948.DocumentA1106
Memo from A. Lyman Wright to George Sydney dated August 29, 1951 regarding Narcotic Forms. Attached are letters from A. Lyman Wright to Leo E. Murphy, Deputy Collector in Charge U.S. Treasury Department, dated August 29, 1951 regarding failure to submit proper credentials for the government fiscal year; a letter from Leo E. Murphy to the Chemung County Home and Hospital dated August 24, 1951 regarding the failure to submit proper credentials; and a letter from George T. McGowman, June 1951 regarding the proper proceedure for submitting the proper credentials for the Harrison Narcotic Law.LetterA1107
From Thomas Bowlby, Chemung County Clerk to the Collector of Internal Revenue dated August 29, 1951 certifying that A. Lymand Wright and George Sydeny are authorized to purchase narcotic drugs for the Chemung County Home and Hospital.LetterA1108
Memo from A. Lyman Wright to George Sydney dated September 13, 1951 regarding movies at the County Home.MemoA1109
Christmas Program with a poem by James Whitcomb Riley.ProgramA1110
From A. Lyman Wright to Charles Perry, Perry & Maxcy Insurance Co. dated March 30, 1951 regarding the cancelation of a Surety Bond for John A. Saunders and to re-write the bond for George Sydney.LetterA1111
From A. Lyman Wright to George Sydney dated September 21, 1951 regarding County Home and Farm Equipment and Machinery.MemoA1112
From A. Lyman Wright to Dr. John C. Roemmelt dated January 30, 1951 regarding Dr. Cargill, Co. Home Physician.MemoA1113
From A. Lyman Wright to George Sydney dated September 13, 1951 regarding the Infirmary.MemoA1114
From A. Lyman Wright to Dr. James R. Cargill, Miss Elizabeth Smith and Mr. & Mrs. George Sydney dated September 21, 1951 regarding Hospital Reports. Attached is a memo dated September 12, 1951 regarding reports from Arnot-Ogden Hospital.MemoA1115
From Ray Simmons, Elmira Drug and Chemical Company to George Sydney dated August 22, 1951 regarding prices for various medical equipment.LetterA1116
Memo from Elsie W. Darling to Mr. Wright dated August 10, 1951 regarding reimbursements. Attached is are totals for reimbursements made in April, May and June of 1951.DocumentA1117
Memo from A. Lyman Wright to George Sydney dated August 7, 1951 regarding suggestions recommended as a result of a survey. Attached is a letter from A. Lyman Wright to George W. Chesbro, Area Director of N.Y.S Dept. Social Welfate dated August 7, 1951 regarding a survey at the County Home and handwritten notes.DocumentsA1118
Report from Dr. James R. Cargill to A. Lyman Wright dated July 26, 1951 regarding recommendations for the Chemung County Infirmary.ReportA1119
From A. Lyman Wright to George W. Chesbro, Area Director for the N.Y.S. Dept. Social Welfare dated June 27, 1951 regarding the submission of claims for County Infirmary Care.LetterA1120
Letter from Everett F. Handy, Acting Chairman of the Welfare Committee to the Board of Supervisors dated June 27, 1951 regarding Federal Reimbursements. Attached are letters and memos dated June 18, 1951, June 26, 1951, April 27, 1951, April 27, 1951, and June 26, 1951 regarding Federal Reimbursements.DocumentsA1121
From A. Lyman Wright to George Sydeny dated June 26, 1951 regarding the Inspection Report of the County Infirmary.LetterA1122
From George W. Chesbro to A. Lyman Wright dated June 18, 1951 regarding a general survey conducted during an inspection of the Infirmary.LetterA1123
From A. Lyman Wright to George W. Chesbro dated April 17, 1951 regarding Federal Reimbursement for the County Home.LetterA1124
From A. Lyman Wright to Mr. Broxholm, Mr. Daniels and Mr. Donahue dated April 17, 1951 regarding Federal Reimbursement for Co. Infirmary Care.MemoA1125
Guidelines from the Department of Social Welfare with handwritten notes and a memo from A. Lyman Wright to George Sydney regarding Federal Reimbursement for Co. Infirmary Care.DocumentsA1126
From A. Lyman Wright to George Sydney dated February 27, 1951 regarding the Infirmary.MemoA1127
Memo from A. Lyman Wright dated July 17, 1951 regarding the State Charge Rate. Attached are: a letter from A. Lyman Wright to David M. Schneider dated July 20, 1951 regarding the overall rate, a letter from David M. Schneider to A. Lyman Wright dated July 18, 1951 regarding reimbursable rates and a letter from J. B. McFarland to A. Lyman Wright dated June 12, 1951 regarding Rate of Reimbursement for the Care of State Charges in Public Homes.LettersA1128
From A. Lyman Wright to George Sydney dated March 29, 1951 regarding a fired drill.MemoA1129
Handwritten note regarding a phone message from George Sullivan.NoteA1130
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