Lancaster Board of Health Collection, 1886-1908

Call Number: MG-1411 box    2 folders    .1 cubic ft.

Repository: LancasterHistory.org (Lancaster, Pa.)

Shelving Location: Archives South, Side 4

Description: Collection consists primarily of the annual reports of the Lancaster City Board of Health, 1898-1908. Each report gives names, addresses and burial site of those dying during the year, sometimes with death date. Separate lists give names of deceased by certain diseases. Includes many illness and death statistics. Included in the collection are 1886 Board of Health by-laws, ordinances, etc., and a cholera protection pamphlet.

Creator: Lancaster City Board of Health (Pa.)

Conditions for Access: Please handle carefully—the reports are in poor condition and are very fragile.

Conditions Governing Reproductions: Collection may not be photocopied. Please contact Research Staff or Archives Staff with questions.

Language: English

Source of Acquisition: Source unknown.

 

Folder 1

1. Board of Health Ordinances, 1886. Contains by-laws, board of health members 1881-1886, and ordinances.

2. Pamphlet “Precautions Against Cholera.” Issued by Lancaster City Board of Health, 1892.

Annual reports of the Board of Health of Lancaster, Pa., 1898-1902. Contains names, addresses and burial site of those dying during the year, sometimes by cause of death and/or date of death. Also contains numerous illness and death statistics including geographical distribution.

 

Folder 2

Annual reports of the Board of Health of Lancaster, Pa. 1903-1908. Contains names, death date, addresses and burial site of those dying during the year. Separate lists give deceased by cause of death for certain diseases. Also contains numerous illness and death statistics.