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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. McMillin.Hospital Charts0309
Hospital Charts for Miss Merwin.Hospital Charts0310
Hospital Charts for Mrs. Messimer.Hospital Charts0311
Hospital Charts for Esther Millin.Hospital Charts0312
Hospital Charts for Mr. Miller.Hospital Charts0313
Hospital Charts for Mrs. Mitchell.Hospital Charts0314
Hospital Charts for Mr. North.Hospital Charts0315
Hospital Charts for Mr. Owen.Hospital Charts0316
Hospital Charts for Miss Palmer.Hospital Charts0317
Hospital Charts for Mrs. Parsons.Hospital Charts0318
Hospital Charts for Mrs. Pettengrill.Hospital Charts0319
Hospital Charts for Mrs. Phillps.Hospital Charts0320
Hospital Charts for Mr. Reynolds.Hospital Charts0321
Hospital Charts for Mrs. Reynolds.Hospital Charts0322
Hospital Charts for Mrs. Seafuse.Hospital Charts0323
Hospital Charts for Mrs. Shappee.Hospital Charts0324
Hospital Charts for Mrs. Shepardson.Hospital Charts0325
Hospital Charts for Miss Shroder.Hospital Charts0326
Hospital Charts for Mrs. Mary Stafford.Hospital Charts0327
Hospital Charts for Miss Stowell.Hospital Charts0328
Hospital Charts for Miss Stuart.Hospital Charts0329
Hospital Charts for Mrs. Susemichl.Hospital Charts0330
Hospital Charts for Mrs. Terwilliger.Hospital Charts0331
Hospital Charts for Mrs. Thayer.Hospital Charts0332
Hospital Charts for Miss Thorutou.Hospital Charts0333
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