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Weekly reports of admissions and discharges at the State Primary School [Massachusetts State Board of Lunacy and Charity]

Part of: Massachusetts State Board of Lunacy and Charity

Weekly reports of admissions and discharges, 1866-1892.

13 volumes
Call no.: HS3.05/927X

Scope and Content: The State Primary School, opened at the State Almshouse at Monson in 1866 and continuing after the almshouse’s closing in 1872 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 was created to report their admission to and discharge from the institution on a weekly basis to the parent state agency–Board of State Charities; from 1879, State Board of Health, Lunacy, and Charity; from 1886, State Board of Lunacy and Charity.
Arrangement: Arranged chronologically
Notes: Spine title: State Primary School returns
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