The Inmates of Willard 1870 to 1900: A Genealogy Resource
by Linda S. Stuhler
The Inmates of Willard 1870 to 1900, A Genealogy Resource, was written by a genealogy geek with genealogy geeks in mind. It is for those who want to glimpse the past and enjoy reading historical documents with little or no interpretation. I had three objectives for writing the book: to make the names of the Inmates of Willard from the U.S. Federal Censuses available to people who are searching for an ancestor; to share the old documents that I have collected and transcribed; and to make people aware of the thousands of patients who are buried in anonymous, unmarked graves.
The book was never intended to be a commentary on mental illness. Although this book deals with the specifics of Willard and its inmates; the laws, rules, and regulations applied to all county poor houses, city almshouses, and public and private insane asylums in the State of New York during the nineteenth century. It outlines the struggle between the county's poor house system of caring for the insane and the eventual takeover by the state hospital system.
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The Inmates of Willard 1870 to 1900
- Paperback: 218 pages Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (December 17, 2011) Language: English ISBN-10: 1463738005 ISBN-13: 978-1463738006 Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.5 x 10 inches