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

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


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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Helen DeLoff O'Connor's receipt from the Formacone Co., formaldehyde, disinfectors and sanitary supplies, March 30, 1912. Receipt011610
Helen DeLoff O'Connor's receipt from R.O. Gregory, April 17, 1914. Receipt011611
Helen DeLoff O'Connor's receipt from the Liberty Shoe Company, circa 1920's.Receipt011612
Receipt from Richardson, Wright & Co to the O'Connor Private Hospital, June 1, 1916.Receipt011613
James O'Connor's receipt from Sheehan, Dean & Co., June 1909. Reciept011614
Helen DeLoff O'Connor's receipt from Sheehan, Dean & Co., January 1910.Receipt011615
Helen DeLoff O'Connor's receipt from Sheehan, Dean & Co., April 1910.Receipt011616
Helen DeLoff O'Connor's receipt from Sheehan, Dean & Co., June 1910.Receipt011617
Helen DeLoff O'Connor's receipt from Sheehan, Dean & Co., October 1, 1910.Receipt011618
Helen DeLoff O'Connor's receipt from Sheehan, Dean & Co., no date.Receipt011619
Helen DeLoff O'Connor's receipt from Snyder Bros. Ice, October 13, 1908.Receipt011620
Helen DeLoff O'Connor's receipt from the Star-Gazette Co., September 22, 1910.Receipt011621
Helen DeLoff O'Connor's receipt from Gordon L. Stone Paint Co., circa 1920's.Receipt011622
Helen DeLoff O'Connor's receipt from Van Nort Pharmacy, June 1, 1912.Receipt011623
Helen DeLoff O'Connor's receipt from R.H. Walker Steam and Hot Water Heating, November 27, 1911.Receipt011624
Helen DeLoff O'Connor's receipt from Elmira Water, Light and Railroad Co., November 28, 1923.Receipt011625
Helen DeLoff O'Connor's receipt from Chas. W. Young & Sons, January 19, 1922.Receipt011626
Blank green envelope. Envelope011701
Envelope from the Elmira Board of Health.Envelope011702
Letter concering a car trip to Erin, March 29, year unknown.Letter011703
Letter from Dr. Julian P. Thomas concering medical advice, no date.Letter011704
Love letter from James O'Connor to Helen DeLoff, May 30, 1905. (with envelope)Letter011705
Wedding announcement for Mr. James O'Connor and Miss Helen DeLoff, February 27, 1906. (2 copies)Letter011706
Letter from Helen D. O'Connor to Miss Elizabeth Huff concerning work at the O'Connor Private Hospital, April 9, 1916.Letter011707
Letter to Mrs. O'Connor from an unknown patient concerning payment for treatment, June 6, 1917. (includes envelope)Letter011708
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