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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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From A. Lyman Wright to Arba Rogers, Chairman of the Insurance Committee Chemung County Board of Supervisors dated May 4, 1951 regarding Fire Insurance.LetterA1131
From C. R. Walzer to A. Lyman Wright dated April 12, 1951 regarding recommendations on fire equipment.LetterA1132
From A. Lyman Wright to George Sydney dated March 13, 1951 regarding Bread Purchases.MemoA1133
From A. Lyman Wright to Sister Margaret Adelaide, St. Joseph's Hospital dated March 29, 1951 regarding a call system for the infirmary.LetterA1134
From A. Lyman Wright to George Sydney dated July 17, 1951 regarding the purchase of bedside cabinet tables.MemoA1135
From A. Lyman Wright to George Sydney dated September 21, 1951 regarding Washing Machine.MemoA1136
Memo from A. Lyman Wright to George Sydney dated August 22, 1951 regarding an Extractor. Attached is a letter from A. Lyman Wright to Forrest D. Couch, The American Laundry Machinery Co dated July 26, 1951 and April 3, 1951 and a letter from Forrest D. Couch to A. Lyman Wright dated June 29, 1951 all regarding an extractor.DocumentsA1137
From A. Lyman Wright to Mr. & Mrs. John Rafferty dated October 5, 1951 regarding appointing them acting Superintendent and Matron for the Chemung County Home and Farm during the absence of Mr. & Mrs. George Sydney.LetterA1138
From A. M. Kendall, NYSEG to George A. Sydney dated December 7, 1951 regarding quotes for equipment.LetterA1139
From A. Lyman Wright to Mr. Broxholm and Mr. Sydney dated December 13, 1951 regarding Accounts 300 & 400.MemoA1140
The Monthly Report of a County, City or Town Home for the Chemung County Home in Breesport for January throught December 1951.ReportA1141
From Thomas Bowlby to the Collector of Internal Revenue dated July 24, 1952 certifying that A. Lyman Wright and George Sydney are authorized to purchas narcotics for the County Home and Hospita.LetterA1201
From A. Lyman Wright to George Sydney dated July 24, 1952 regarding Narcotic Forms.MemoA1202
List of Residents of the Chemung County Home, Breesport, NY, Christmas 1952.ListA1203
From Charles Epstein, Deputy Commissioner for the Department of Public Welfare, Chemung County to George W. Chesbro dated December 10, 1952 regarding recommendations. Attached is a letter from George W. Chesbro to Charles Epstein dated December 8, 1952 outlining recommendations for the Infirmary.LetterA1204
From Charles Epstein to George W. Chesbro dated November 25, 1952 regarding the inspection report. Attached is a letter from George W. Chesbro to Charles Epstein dated November 24, 1952 regarding the completion of the County Infirmary inspection report.LetterA1205
Letter from George W. Chesbro to Charles Epstein dated November 3, 1952 regarding the inspection of the Chemung County Infirmary.LetterA1206
From A. Lyman Wright to George Sydney dated May 7, 1952 regarding Nurses.MemoA1207
County Infirmary Staff, Daily Schedule of Hours.DocumentA1208
Memo from A. Lyman Wright dated April 21, 1952 regarding Rate Used in Claiming Federal Reimbursement. Attached is a letter from David M. Schneider to A. Lyman Wright dated April 18, 1952 regarding reimbursement rates.DocumentA1209
From A. Lyman Wright to George Sydney dated May 29, 1952 regarding Fire Protection.MemoA1210
Monthly Report of a County, City or Town Home for the Chemung County Home in Breesport for January through December 1952.ReportA1211
From Thomas Bowlby to Collector of Internal Revenue dated July 7, 1953 certifying that Peter J. Woloson and George Sydney are authorized to purchase narcotic drugs for the Chemung County Home and Hospital.LetterA1301
From P. J. Woloson to George Sydeny dated July 7, 1953 regarding Narcotic Forms.MemoA1302
From P. J. Woloson to George Sydney dated June 10, 1953 regarding "Article on: Physical Restoration of the Chronically Ill and Aged (from the April 1953 issue of Geriatrics)." Attached is a memo from I. Jay Brightman, MD Assistant Commissioner for Welfare Medical Services regarding the article.MemoA1303
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