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Collection TitleCL 135 Seafuse/Merritt Private Hospital CollectionCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByKim Richards, Jessica Lynn.
Date Completed:September 7, 2007
Provenance:The items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by Kathy Charlenow in 1999. 

Elmira (N.Y.); Hospitals, Proprietary; Hospital records; Medical care

Historical:1005 Walnut Street-In 1907, Dr. Samuel M. Seafuse, an ear, eye and throat specialist, opened the Seafuse Private Hospital at 1005 Walnut Street in Elmira, NY.  In 1918, he sold the property, and from 1918 to 1919 Mrs. Eva Paradise ran the Paradise Private Hospital at that location.  From 1920 to 1922, 1005 Walnut was the Merritt Private Hospital run by Mrs. Mae Merritt.  In 1923, Dr. Seafuse reacquired the Walnut Street property and ran it as a private medical practice from 1923 until 1931. 

The Seafuse/Merritt Private Hospital Collection consists of medical charts for 158 patients of the Seafuse and Merritt Private Hospitals.  The charts range in date from 1907 to 1931 with the bulk of the collection falling between 1913 and 1922.  All charts are arranged alphabetically by hospital.


Researchers use service copy, originals stored separately. 

Extent2 Linear ft.
Date Span1907-1931

This collection contains medical charts from several of the private hospitals once located at 1005 Walnut Street including the Seafuse Private Hospital and the Merritt Private Hospital.  

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Hospital Charts for Mrs. Mala Dibble.Hospital Chart0125
Hospital Charts for Mrs. Rebecca Dickinson.Hospital Chart0126
Hospital Charts for Mrs. Sara Drake.Hospital Chart0127
Hospital Charts for Mrs. Bella Durrant.Hospital Chart0128
Hospital Charts for Mrs. Teresa Eastman.Hospital Chart0129
Hospital Charts for Mrs. Roberta Elliot.Hospital Chart0130
Hospital Charts for Mr. G. W. Embler.Hospital Chart0131
Hospital Charts for Mrs. Chas Ervay.Hospital Chart0132
Hospital Charts for Mrs. Barbara Fela.Hospital Chart0134
Hospital Charts for Mrs. Linnette French.Hospital Chart0135
Hospital Charts for Mrs. Grace Fureo.Hospital Chart0136
Hospital Charts for Miss Ema Gonderman.Hospital Chart0137
Hospital Charts for Mrs. Isabel Goodwin.Hospital Chart0138
Hospital Charts for Mr. Robert Greatsinger.Hospital Chart0139
Hospital Charts for Miss Breese.Hospital Charts0139
Hospital Charts for Mrs. Beulah Griffin.Hospital Chart0140
Hospital Charts for Mrs. Beulah Hanna.Hospital Chart0141
Hospital Charts for Mrs. Florence Harbot.Hospital Chart0142
Hospital Charts for Mrs. Blanche Holmes.Hospital Chart0143
Hospital Charts for Mr. Charles Hubbull.Hospital Chart0144
Hospital Charts for Mr. Harold Hudson.Hospital Chart0145
Hospital Charts for Mrs. Dorothy Huyler.Hospital Chart0146
Hospital Charts for Mr. Earl Jones.Hospital Chart0147
Hospital Charts for Mrs. Eva Jones.Hospital Chart0148
Hospital Charts for mrs. Louise Ketchum.Hospital Chart0149
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