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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. Jane Anderson.Hospital Chart0101
Hospital Charts for Mr. Oscar Arthur.Hospital Chart0102
Hospital Charts for Mrs. Teresa Aylesworth.Hospital Chart0103
Hospital Charts for Mrs. Anna Baldwin.Hospital Chart0104
Hospital Charts for Mrs. Anna Ballard.Hospital Chart0105
Hospital Charts for DeFay Barden.Hospital Chart0106
Hospital Charts for Mrs. LeLa Redner.Hospital Chart0106
Hospital Charts for Mrs. Gladys Betts.Hospital Chart0107
Hospital Charts for Mrs. Lydia Boggs.Hospital Chart0108
Hospital Charts for Mrs. Grace Brink.Hospital Chart0109
Hospital Charts for Mr. Edward Brown.Hospital Chart0110
Hospital Charts for Mrs. Saddie Brown.Hospital Chart0111
Hospital Charts for Mr. Forest Butters.Hospital Chart0112
Hospital Charts for Mr. Lucius Campbell.Hospital Chart0113
Hospital Charts for Mr. Emmett Carey.Hospital Chart0114
Hospital Charts for Mrs. Daisy Carpenter.Hospital Chart0115
Hospital Charts for Edward Carpenter.Hospital Cart0116
Hospital Charts for Mr. Frank Chin.Hospital Chart0117
Hospital Charts for Mrs. Rose Clark.Hospital Chart0118
Hospital Charts for Mrs. Virginia Colegrove.Hospital Chart0119
Hospital Charts for Mr. William Cook.Hospital Chart0120
Hospital Charts for Mrs. Mary Coppola.Hospital Chart0121
Hospital Charts for Mr. James Creelman.Hospital Chart0122
Hospital Charts for Miss Marion Dailey.Hospital Chart0123
Hospital Charts for Mrs. Louise Deats.Hospital Chart0124
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