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House of Correction, Managers of the

[Record Group 39]

39.1 Minutes
1875-1876
1 volume, no index
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
39.2 Description Docket
1874-1875
1 volume, no index
Entries for each prisoner list his register number, name, age, race, sex, place of birth (country or state only), physical description, education, marital status, occupation, office by whom committed, charge, date and term of sentence, number of convictions, department to which assigned, remarks (escape, discharge, etc., and date).
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
39.3 Committment Papers
1874-1875
1 cu.ft., no index
Forms filled out and signed by aldermen and magistrates list party committed, date, cause, sentence
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
39.4 "Index Book A"
1876
1 volume, index
Entries list prisoner's name, register number, date committed, term, cell number
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
39.5 Captain of Guards, Daily Record
January - March 1880
1 volume, no index
Entries list number of male inmates in House and distribution in wings, cell, hospital, etc.; Numbers received, discharged, escaped, and died; roll of guards and employees on duty and absent, day and night watches; guards' locations and work being overseen.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
39.6 Inmates in Punishment, Register
1886-1887
1 volume, no index
Daily reports list names of inmates under punishment, register number, number of days completed, date of confinement, wing and cell from which taken and in which confined, offense, and officer by whom reported.
For similar records, 1887-1894, see Bureau of Correction, House of Correction, Register of Inmates in Punishment.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
39.7 Daily Admissions
1877, 1879
1 volume, no index
Entries grouped alphabetically.

For each inmate are listed his name, register number, occupation, charge, term of sentence, number of times committed, and name of committing magistrate.
For similar records, 1899, see Bureau of Correction, House of Correction, Daily Admissions.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104


39.8 Scrapbook
1875-1885
1 volume, no index
Contains press clippings of charges of corruption and inefficiency at House, attempts at reorganization, magistrates' making unjustified commitments to House.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
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