Scope and Contents
12 Ledgers from the Eastern Lunatic Asylum in Williamsburg, Virginia recording purchases of food items, kitchen items, tools, clothing and other items for the hospital.
Classified Receipts: August 31, 1892 to February 28, 1899.
Ledger book listing 3 months of daily receipts on each page, 9 pages of items per quarter ranging from bacon to furniture sets.
Consolidated Morning Report Book: March 1, 1876 to May 7, 1877.
Daily record of the condition of the hospital by ward, listing available beds, number of patients, officers, special employees, ward attendants, servants and laborers. Each ward attendant's name is listed followed by the status of his or her ward. A section of each page lists "remarks" which notes arrivals, transfers, furloughs, deaths and discharges.
Farm Book: October 3, 1876 to September 30, 1903.
Farm Accounts from 1877-1881. Includes "Products of the Farm and Garden" and fiscal year 1882-1903 itemized by produce.
Order book: 1916 and undated.
Mostly orders for food items. Includes loose invoices.
Invoices Ledger: January 1, 1876 to July 18, 1882. Complete records of accounts by supplier, itemized list of items with prices charged for each. A major supplier was E.M. Lee who is also listed in other records as the "Steward" of the hospital.
Requisital: April 23, 1878 to March 11, 1881.
Official record of acquisitions as opposed to the "Day Books" which were more or less a note pad. Penned by clerk of the hospital. Each entry is signed by the official who received and/or requested the supplies. Some items were taken by some officials - gifts or payment?
Ledger: March 2, 1880 to July 1, 1882.
Ledger book showing supplies received/used by ward and official who received the supplies, such as the Supervisor, Chief Cook, Steward, Matron and Housekeeper.
Ledger: March 12, 1881 to February 28, 1883.
Ledger: December 17, 1887 to August 30, 1890.
Ledger book showing supplies received/used by ward and official who received the supplies, such as the Supervisor, Chief Cook, Steward, Matron and Housekeeper. Interesting note: entry under "Drug Room" was "464 gal. whiskey."
Ledger: September 1, 1890 to November 1890.
Ledger book showing supplies received/used by ward and official who received the supplies, such as the Supervisor, Chief Cook, Steward, Matron and Housekeeper. Some new departments such as "Sundry Issues" and "Executive."
Ledger: September 1, 1890 to May 28, 1892.
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