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Collection TitleCL 59 Helen DeLoff O’Connor CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByRachel Dworkin
Date Completed:6/03/2008
Provenance:

The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library in 2008 by John Baker.

Terms:

Elmira (N.Y.); Hospitals, Gynecologic and obstetric; Hospitals, Proprietary; Hospital records; Medical care; Nurses

Historical:Helen DeLoff O'Connor-Helen DeLoff came to Elmira in 1891 and worked as a nurse.  On February 27, 1906, she married James O'Connor, a lawyer with the Elmira law firm O'Connor & Murtaugh.  In 1907, they purchased a building at 360 Columbia Street, and, in 1912, Mrs. O'Connor opened the O'Connor Private Hospital at that location.  The O'Connor Private Hospital served as a rehabilitation center and maternity hospital for the community.  It was also a licensed boarding house for children whose parents were temporarily unable to care for them.  The Hospital closed in 1930, but the O'Connor family continued to live at the 360 Columbia Street property until it was sold by the couple's son James Jr. in 1981. 
Scope:The Helen DeLoff O'Connor Collection contains personal items relating to the O'Connor family as well as material relating to the O'Connor Private Hospital.  The bulk of the collection consists of hospital charts, ranging in date from 1904 to 1926, which include patient histories as well as records of births.  The collection also contains Mrs. O'Connor's financial records from 1898 to 1931, including bank statements, check books, and cancelled checks.  Also included within the collection are Mrs. O'Connor's personal correspondence, receipts and various miscellaneous documents.   
Extent.5 linear feet
Date Span1896-1978
AbstractThis collection contains personal material relating to Helen DeLoff O'Connor as well as material relating to the O'Connor Private Hospital.


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Notes on Margaret Simpson. (2 copies)Document011202
Frances Ten Broeck's bill from the O'Connor Private Hospital, January 5, 1922. Bill011203
Special License for Maternity Hospital given to Mrs. Helen D. O'Connor on June 1, 1925.License011204
Special License for Maternity Hospital given to Helen D. O'Connor on June 1, 1927. License011205
Partially filled out Birth Certificate/Report of Birth form book, 1912-1914. Includes records of 3 births at the O'Connor Private Hospital. Document011206
Special License for Boarding House given to Helen D. O'Connor on May 31, 1923. License011207
Special License for Boarding House given to Helen D. O'Connor on June 30, 1923.License011208
Special License for Boarding Home given to Helen D. O'Connor on June 1, 1925.License011209
Special License for Boarding Home given to Helen D. O'Connor, June 1, 1927. License011210
Advertisments for forms from Physicians' Record Co. Document011211
Helen DeLoff O'Connor's bank statement from Chemung Canal Trust Co. for the period ending on December 4, 1924.Bank Statement011301
Helen DeLoff O'Connor's bank statement from Chemung Canal Trust Co. for the period ending on December 31, 1924.Bank Statement011302
Helen DeLoff O'Connor's bank statement from Chemung Canal Trust Co. for the period ending on January 29, 1925.Bank Statement011303
Helen DeLoff O'Connor's bank statement from Chemung Canal Trust Co. for the period ending on February 26, 1925.Bank Statement011304
Helen DeLoff O'Connor's bank statement from Chemung Canal Trust Co. for the period ending on March 4, 1925.Bank Statement011305
Helen DeLoff O'Connor's bank statement from Chemung Canal Trust Co. for the period ending on April 15, 1925.Bank Statement011306
Helen DeLoff O'Connor's bank statement from Chemung Canal Trust Co. for the period ending on May 11, 1925.Bank Statement011307
Helen DeLoff O'Connor's bank statement from Chemung Canal Trust Co. for the period ending on May 29, 1925.Bank Statements011308
Helen DeLoff O'Connor's bank statement from Chemung Canal Trust Co. for the period ending on August 5, 1925.Bank Statement011309
Helen DeLoff O'Connor's cancelled checks from her account at the Second National Bank of Elmira for the year 1908. (19 checks)Checks011401
Helen DeLoff O'Connor's cancelled checks from her account at the Second National Bank of Elmira for the year 1910. (27 checks)Checks011402
Helen DeLoff O'Connor's cancelled checks from her account at the Chemung Canal Trust Company for the year 1912. (2 checks)Checks011403
Helen DeLoff O'Connor's cancelled checks from her account at the Chemung Canal Trust Company for the year 1916. (69 checks)Checks011404
Helen DeLoff O'Connor's cancelled check from her account at the Chemung Canal Trust Company for the year 1923. Check011405
Helen DeLoff O'Connor's cancelled checks from her account at the Chemung Canal Trust Company for the year 1924. (2 checks)Checks011406
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