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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 Chart for Mrs. Jennie Strong.Hospital Chart0217
Hospital Chart for Mrs. Margaret Struble.Hospital Chart0218
Hospital Chart for Mrs. Olive Struble.Hospital Chart0219
Hospital Chart for Mr. S. W. Struble.Hospital Chart0220
Hospital Chart for Mrs. Edith Tucker.Hospital Chart0221
Hospital Chart for Mrs. Mary Vargo.Hospital Chart0222
Hospital Chart for Mrs. Blanche Vosburgh.Hospital Chart0223
Hospital Chart for Mrs. Marion Watts.Hospital Chart0224
Hospital Chart for Walter West.Hospital Chart0225
Hospital Chart for Mrs. Viola Wheat.Hospital Chart0226
Hospital Chart for Mrs. Hazel Wilson.Hospital Chart0227
Hospital Chart for Mrs. Margaret Wilson.Hospital Chart0228
Hospital Chart for Mrs. Angeline Zipeto.Hospital Chart0229
Hospital Chart for unknown patients.Hospital Chart0230
Hospital Chart for Mrs. Adair.Hospital Chart0231
Hospital Chart for Mr. Harry Andrews.Hospital Chart0232
Hospital Charts for Mr. Asher.Hospital Charts0233
Hospital Charts for Mrs. AshtouHospital Charts0234
Hospital Charts for Miss Austin.Hospital Charts0235
Hospital Charts for Mrs. Barnes.Hospital Charts0236
Hospital Charts for Mr. Barrow.Hospital Charts0237
Hospital Charts for Mrs. Borington.Hospital Charts0238
Hospital Charts for Mrs. Brown.Hospital Charts0240
Hospital Charts for Mrs. Byers.Hospital Charts0241
Hospital Charts for Mrs. Carrol.Hospital Charts0242
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