Prepared by
The Ohio Historical Records Survey Project
Division of Women's and Professional Projects
Work Projects Administration
Columbus, Ohio
Historical Records Survey Project
April 1937
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Excerpts of portions dealing with Infirmary (poorhouse) Records

[Note: Click here to see portions of important information common to all the county inventories.

[Note: This is one of the earliest inventories done and it does not provide as much information as did subsequent inventories which followed a different format.  PHL ]
County Commissioners--County Institutions and Relief Record
          58.     COUNTY HOME JOURNAL, 1935--.  2 vols.
Co. commissioners' approval and payment of bills for supplies and services furnished the Lucas County Home for the maintenance of that institution; also of the filling of vacancies in various ... [illegible]
                                                                                                                                                     p. 32
County Auditor--Special Accounts

       347.    INFIRMARY RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES, 1912-24.   2 vols.
Classified record of expenditures from infirmary fund; receipts showing date, name of payee, purpose, and description of items.  Chron. arr. throughout each vol.  Handwritten.  Vols. aver. 300 pp. 
18 x 13 x 1.  C.C., sub-basement, s. wall.
                                                                                                                                                 p. 94 

       354.    COUNTY HOME BILLS, 1934-35.  23 file boxes.
Miscellaneous bills paid for goods and services received.  Chron. arr.  10 x 16 x 6.  C.C., Auditor's sub-vault No. 2, n. wall.                    

       355.    INFIRMARY PROVISIONS, 1893-94. 1 vol.
Daily record showing names of recipients; also quantity and nature of provisions.  Chron. arr. Handwritten.  225 pp. 18 x 12 x 2.  C.C., sub-basement, s. wall.                 

       356.    INFIRMARY BILLS, 1930-33.  106 bundles
Monthly record of vouchers issued for poor relief allowance showing name of recipient, amount allowed, order no., purpose, and total amount; dealer's bills are attached.  Chron. arr.  Handwritten.  12 x 9 x 3.  C.C., Auditor's office, sub-vault No. 1, s. wall. 

       357.    INFIRMARY DIRECTOR'S DOCKET, 1904-10.  1 vol.
Record of bills filed giving date, warrant no., name of recipient of warrant, purpose, amount of voucher. date of approval, and amount approved and paid.  Warrants are for various items such as food supplies, clothing, medical aid, transportation, and burial.  Chron. arr.  Handwritten.  225 pp.  18 x 12 x 2.  C.C., sub-basement, s. wall. 

       358.    LUCAS COUNTY INFIRMARY FUEL BOOK, 1905-07.  7 vols.
Fuel books listing name of recipient, date, case no., address, amount of fund, and name of company by whom delivered.  Alph. arr. by names of recipients throughout each vol.  Handwritten.  Vols. aver. 200 pp.  14 x 9 x 1 1/2.  C.C., sub-basement, s. wall. 

       359.    INFIRMARY INDIVIDUAL ACCOUNTS OF PATIENTS, 1907-12.  1 vol.
Accounts listing names of patients, dates, addresses, and no. of shoes and rubbers received on given date; also money paid by individuals for patients in infirmary giving date, name of person, amount paid, and relationship to patient.  Chron. arr.  Handwritten.  50 pp.  17 x 9 x 1/2.  C.C., sub-basement, s. wall.
                                                                                                                                                  p. 95

       360.    INVOICES OF COUNTY INFIRMARY, 1912-13.  1 vol
Duplicate invoices for provisions giving name of dealer, recipient's name, address, and date issued; itemized list compiled for quarter month, invoices for ambulance service, burial, etc.  Alph. index by names of dealers in front of vol.  Handwritten.  309 pp.  17 x 12 x 6.  C.C.,  sub-basement, s. wall.
                                                                                                                                           p. 95 & 96 

       361.    INFIRMARY AND COUNTY HOME JOURNAL, 1921-32.  1 vol.
Daily record listing name of recipient, quantity allowed, and nature of provisions.  Chron. arr.  Handwritten.  350 pp.  17 x 11 1/2 x 1.  C.C., Auditor's office, main vault, n. wall.
                                                                                                                                                  p. 96

Note: Most of these inventories were heavily footnoted. We did not include the footnotes (which were usually references to other documents) here because we felt that this website is for general readers without a strong academic/legal need to see these footnotes. However, they are available upon specific request from researchers who e-mail us.
excerpted and transcribed by:  Sandi Whitty -- Dec 2000

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