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Guardians of the Poor
Committee on Support Cases and Collections

[Record Group 35-3-24]

35-3-24.1 Minutes
1843-1873
1 volume, no index
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
35-3-24.2 Support Payments
1830-1834
1 volume, no index
Entries include date, payment voucher number, recipient's name, number of days for which payment made, amount per day, full amount on each date, additional payments for items such as funeral lying in expenses or clothing, and signatures of Committee members signing entries.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
35-3-24.4 Bond Book
1799-1827
3 volumes, no index
Entires list only date, names of parents, name(s) of surety; no definite indication of transaction to which related.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
35-3-24.4 Bonds for Support of Illegitimate Children and Other Indigent Persons
1811-1859
2 cu.ft., index
Papers list date made, name and occupation of father, name of mother, name and occupation of bondsman, sex (and often date of birth) of child, if born at time of bond, and amount assured for support. Although majority of papers relate to children, born or unborn, some bonds filed for the support of elderly and other indigent persons.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
35-3-24.5 Support Cash Book
1806-1884; missing June 1808-July 1809, April 1811-November 1812, January 1830-April 1834, September 1843-September 1875
15 volumes, no index
Weekly or monthly lists of disbursals of support monies received for those in care of Guardians; entries list amounts and those to whom paid; also, often, similar lists of payments received from those responsible for that support, showing name, amount paid, and inmate for whom responsible.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
35-3-24.6 Support Accounts
1798-1887; missing April 1803-November 1809, December 1811-February 1826, August 1830-December 1839, September 1860-December 1885
6 volumes, no index
Accounts headed with names of parties responsible for maintenance indicate inmates for whom responsible and present journal listings of expenses incurred for their care balances against similar entries for payments received.
Volume 1798-1803 adds a few Ground Rent accounts.
For similar records, 1887-1890, see Bureau of Charities, Support Accounts.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
35-3-24.7 Support Payments Receipts Journal
1872-1887
3 volumes, no index
Entries list date, amount received, person by whom paid, inmate for whose support paid.
For similar records, 1887-1890, see Bureau of Charities, Support Payments Receipts Journal.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
35-3-24.8 Register, Warrants Issued for Support
1873-1883
1 volume, no index
Entries list name of applicant, number of children, husband's name, magistrate issuing warrant, date of its return, address (of husband?).
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
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