Public Health and Welfare records collection

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Public Health and Welfare records collection

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  • 1840-1879 (Creation)

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30 cm of textual records

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Collection consists of records relating to quarantine of smallpox cases, financial returns and by-laws of local boards of health, reports of the Committee on Transient Paupers and Committee on the Bridewell, correspondence to and from the provincial secretary, warrants to the provincial treasurer, and returns of overseers of the poor to the provincial secretary. Collection also includes accounts for care of the sick and transient poor, returns of the Commissioners of the Poor to the clerk of the legislature, correspondence to and from local boards of health, petitions for relief to the House of Assembly, and accounts of the central board of health. This collection comprises records of local boards of health, the provincial secretary's office, the provincial treasurer, the House of Assembly, and the Commissioners of the Poor. Collection is arranged by subject.

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RG 25, Series 'C', Vols. 2-4

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