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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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Memo from A. Lyman Wright to John A. Saunders dated January 26, 1949 regarding the Pasteurization of Milk.MemoA0903
Letter from the American Warming & Ventilating Co to Lyman Wright dated May 17, 1949 regarding County Buildings, Breesport, NY.LetterA0904
Letter from the American Warming & Ventilating Co to Lyman Wright dated May 17, 1949 regarding County Buildings, Breesport, NY.LetterA0905
Interoffice Correspondence to the Welfare & Budget Committee from JAS regarding equipment.MemoA0906
Letter from the Elmira Coal Company to A. Lyman Wright dated May 25, 1949 regarding tests conducted with buckwheat coal.LetterA0907
Contract from the Mansfield Exterminating Service dated September 8, 1949.ContractA0908
Memo from Mr. Wright to Mr. Saunders dated September 9, 1949 regarding the Exterminator. Attached is a letter from Mr. Wright to F. C. Bradley Mansfield Extermination Service dated August 30, 1949 and August 10, 1949.LetterA0909
Interoffice Correspondence from Mr. Wright to Mr. Saunders dated June 25, 1949 regarding a meeting on June 27th with Mr. Chesbro. Attached is a letter dated June 23, 1949 from George Chesbro confirming a meeting on June 23rd.LetterA0910
Memo from Mr. Wright to Mr. Saunders dated July 12, 1949 regarding Board of Supervisors Inspection Tour - August 6, 1949.MemoA0911
Memo from Mr. Wright to Mr. Saunders dated April 27, 1949 regarding a Welfare Committee Tour - May 21, 1949. Attached is a letter from Mr. Wright to Tracy Bushnell regarding the committee tour.MemoA0912
Memo from Mr. Wright to Mr. Saunders dated July 18, 1949 regarding Dental Work.MemoA0913
Memo from Mr. Wright to Mr. Saunders dated September 9, 1949 regarding Dental Work.MemoA0914
Notes, letters and forms regarding the purchase of narcotics for the hospital, June and July of 1949.DocumentsA0915
Letter from A. Lyman Wright to Dr. Seymour A. Kornfield, dated November 1, 1949 regarding refractions at the county farm. Attached is a letter from Dr. Kornfield to Mr. Lyman dated October 31, 1949.LetterA0916
Memo from Mr. Wright to Mr. Saunders dated August 15, 1949 regarding Entertainment - Chemung County Fair.MemoA0917
Hand written memo from Harry A. Hillman regarding wages at the county farm.MemoA0918
Memo from Mr. Wright to Mr. Saunders dated February 7, 1949 regarding County Home - population notificiations.MemoA0919
Memo from Mr. Wright to Mr. Saunders dated February 18, 1949 regarding Inmate Record Card - Co. Home.MemoA0920
Articles from Chemung County Sanitarium For Use at the County Home, by Dr. Cargill.DocumentsA0921
Memo from A. Lyman Wright to John A. Saunders dated December 14, 1949 regarding no unnecessary expenditures in January and February.MemoA0922
Letter from George Chesbro to A. Lyman Wright dated May 16, 1949 regarding the results of the Chemung County Home Survey. Attached is a letter dated May 16th from George Chesbro to George A. Sidney.LetterA0923
Memo from A. Lyman Wright to John A. Saunders dated February 7, 1949 regarding the Nursing License Law. Attached is a newspaper article.MemoA0924
Letter from A. Lyman Wright to Wm. D. Entley, Superintendent of Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital, dated May 23, 1949 regarding caring for patients discharged from the hospitals to the County Infirmary.LetterA0925
Letter from A. Lyman Wright to Dr. James R. Cargill dated May 23, 1949 regarding changes to the medical program at the county farm.LetterA0926
Memo to Medical Folder, County Farm dated August 8, 1949 regarding meetings with nurses.MemoA0927
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