Massachusetts Archives


Incoming correspondence [Massachusetts State Primary School (Monson, Mass.).]

Part of: Massachusetts State Primary School (Monson, Mass.).

Incoming correspondence, 1854-1894.

14 record center cartons
Call no.: HS3.05/920X

Scope and Content: The State Almshouse at Monson provided residence for paupers without settlement in the Commonwealth from 1854 to 1872.  The State Primary School, opened at the almshouse in 1866 and continuing after its closing until 1895, provided lodging, instruction, and employment for dependent and neglected children under age sixteen without settlement in the Commonwealth and some juvenile offenders.  Series consisting of incoming correspondence, generally addressed to the institutions’ superintendent, was maintained to administer them.
Arrangement: Arranged chronologically
Notes: Formerly known as: General correspondence. Files for 1854-1871, 1878-1883, 1889-1890, 1892-1894 only
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