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Archival Record Series

Sheriff, Office of the

[Record Group 7]

7.1 Annual Reports
1922, 1967, 1989
3 volumes, index
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
7.2 Civil Docket, 2nd & 3rd Districts
1877-1879
4 volumes,
Entries for each case list date, court term and number, cause of action, parties, plaintiff's attorney, summary of legal steps taken, notation of action taken by Sheriff's office;
Volumes 1877 and Nov. 1878-Nov. 1879 for 2nd District only;
Volume Aug. 1877-June 1878 for 3rd District only.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
7.3 Prisoners' Docket, Cell Room
1952-1953, 1956-1959, 1962-1967
12 volumes,
Entries headed by date, court, and presiding judge, list prisoner's name and disposition of each case.
Index for vols. 1952-1953, 1956-1959
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
7.4 Expenses Book, Transferring Prisoners to Institutions
1952-1954, 1959
4 volumes,
Entries, under headings of institutions to which prisoners transferred (Huntingdon, Fairview, Norristown, Camp Hill, Catholic Protectory) list date, prisoner's name, charge of two dollars.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
7.5 Daily Account Book
November - December 1954, December 1962 - December 1964
2 volumes,
Includes volumes 12 & 16 only.

Daily entries headed with date, court and judge list, under "arraignments" prisoner's name, bail if set, magistrate discharging or committing; under "bail" list prisoner's name, charge, sentence or notice of discharge; under "transportations" list prisoner's name, institution to which transferred, sentence, if any, and probation.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104


7.6 Execution Fee Docket, Common Pleas Court
March & September 1930
1 volume,
Entries list number and page of docket, date of receipt of fees, names of plaintiff and defendant, kind of writ issued, amount of debts, interest, etc. collected; amount of sale, cost of advertising and hand bills, amount of commission, mileage allowance, cost of inquisitions, cost of executing writ and return, vendue crier's fees, court fees, amounts received other than enumerated, total amounts for each case, totals; also included statement of accuracy of account by Sheriff and City Treasurer's receipt.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
7.7 Record of Prisoners to Institutions
January -October 1952
1 volume,
Under headings of institutions to which prisoners were sentenced (House of Correction; State Correctional Institutions at Huntingdon, Philadelphia and Muncy; By-berry, Norristown and Fairview State Hospitals; and House of the Good Shepherd) are listed date, prisoner's name and race, court where sentenced and name of sentencing judge. There are also included entries for the transfer of prisoners from one institution to another which lists date of transfer, prisoner's name, place from which transferred and destination.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
7.8 Record of Transfers of Prisoners
January 20, 1959 - November 26, 1963
2 volumes,
Lists date of transfer, prisoner's name, institution or court room from which transferred, place of destination, name of judge ordering transfer, and official of institution who received transfer papers. There is also included in these volumes a variety of miscellaneous papers pertaining to the prisoners, including writs of habeas corpus, court decrees, correspondence, and notes.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
7.9 Time Book, Cell Room
January 1956 - September 1958
1 volume,
Under heading of each month is listed each cell room employee's name and his daily record of attendance.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

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