Portsmouth Asylum
A Committee's Report 1857

  Report of the Committee of the Portsmouth Asylum 1:

To the Hon "bl Town Council to be holden on the second Monday of March AD 1857 The Subscriber would respectfully Report That there has been 17 persons maintained at the Asylum for the 3 months last past, with the exception of an Irish woman and 4 children who were there about 14 weeks. I would further report that has not been any person confined by chain in that time but three has been confined in the out house occasionally nights

Edward Anthony
Benjamin Hall 
Lewis J. Thurston

[1] Report of the Committee of the Portsmouth Asylum, 1857, Portsmouth Historical Society Collection.


Portsmouth Asylum Links
  Historical Context
  Act Establishing (1832)
  Inventory Report (1833)
  Rules & Regulations (1838)
  Committee Report (1840)
  Committee Report (1857)
  The Portsmouth Cripple (1848)
  Produce Sold (1849)
  Meat Sold (1849)
  Town Council Excerpts
  1865 Census Excerpts
  1875 Census Excerpts
  1892 Account Book
  Committal Letters (1867)
  Oakum and Idle Hands
  Newport Daily News Clips (1851)
  Site Mapping (10/5/01)
  NPR Interview

Historical Texts:
  Report on Poor & Insane (1851)
  Fales Memoir (1851)
  Peterson's History (1853)

Selected Biographies
  Thomas R. Hazard -1
  Thomas R. Hazard -2
  Seth R. Anthony
  William R. Fales

Fun and Games
A Day at the Portsmouth Asylum

Other Poorhouse Links
The Poorhouse Story

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