Tewksbury Almshouse Intake Records [1854-1884]

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Tewksbury Almshouse Intake Records [1854-1884]


Please note that this collection was not digitized by the Portuguese American Digital Archive. By clicking the link above, you will be brought to the search results for the Portuguese-related items within the broader Tewksbury Almshouse Intake Records website. Read below or on the project's website for more information on the digitization of these records.

This collection consists of digitized patient intake records from the Tewksbury State Almshouse dating primarily from 1860 to 1884. These records consist of hand-written interviews with patients at the time of admittance.

Funding for this project was provided through a Library Services and Technology (LSTA) grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) awarded by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) to the University of Massachusetts Lowell Libraries in partnership with the Public Health Museum of Tewksbury.

When available, records were scanned from the original almshouse ledgers now owned by the Public Health Museum. These records date from 1873 to the 1940s. Due to privacy concerns, however, digitization will eventually extend only to the 1890s.

Besides the original ledgers, a second set of records were sent to the state. This set was later microfilmed by the Massachusetts State Archive before being destroyed due to their poor condition. For records prior to 1873 that are no longer available in their original ledger format, microfilmed records were scanned dating from the 1860s to 1873. Few records survive prior to 1860.

In total, 24,000 records are now available here from the original ledgers plus another 18,000 from the microfilm. All records are searchable by name, age, gender, birthplace, race, and year of admittance. In addition, over 1,000 alias names have been added and nearly 800 birth records have been cross referenced with their mother's admittance records.

Besides the help provided by the MBLC, the Public Health Museum, and the Massachusetts State Archives, gratitude is owed to the Center for Lowell History whose volunteers gathered metadata details and Digital Scanning Inc. (DSI) which digitized the microfilm.
Emanuel Almeda
Joseph Antoine
Joaquin Antonio
Mary Arganst
Andrew Berry
Frank Bowen
Frank Brand
Manuel Broderick
Manuel Canalio
Zeville Carlin
James Christian
Martha Consacon
Anna Conseisao
Philomelia Constant
Mary Constant
Manuel Custar
Anna DeAvila
Maria DeGloria
Dominguez DeLomber
Anna Degunason
Albion Douglass
Joseph Enos
Antoine Feliciano
Xavier Filomena
Anna Florinda
Atone Francis
Jeremiah Francis
Eliza Frank
Antone Fratez
Maurice Gascon
Fininero Gomez
Jockins Gonsalve
Rosa Ra Goose
William Gorman
John Gracia
Anna Hall
Jose Havier Fortado
Mary Jacinth
Henry Jackson A.
John Jannett
Maria Jose
Michael Joseph
Amelia Joseph
Enos Joseph
Marie Juniora Louisa
Antoine King
Francis Lawrence
Francis LeSant
Nicholas Lepey
Anna Lewis J.
Joseph Lewis
Jose Lopez M.
Jon Lopis Antoine
King Manuel
Ann Marshall
Anna Mideiros L.
Mary Morris
Joseph Morris
Zilson Murray
Alfredo Osrio
Emanuel Pechava
Manuel Pena
Jose Perreia
Frank Perry
Mary Perry A.
John Pilot
Samuel Profit
Maggie Reitta
Mary Reitta
Maria Rita
Domingo Roderick
Florina Rosa
Joseph Roze
Joseph Sant
Manuel Santry
William Sharkey E.
Christiana Silva
Joseph Silva
Rosa Silva
Christiana Silva
Frank Silva
Joseph Silva
Julia Silva
Joseph Silva
Augusta Silva
Rosa Silver
Mary Silver
Mary Silvince
Joseph Simmons
John Smith
Joaquin Souza
Joaquin Sylvia
Manuel Sylvia
Thomas Terra
Miguel Theophilo
Manuel Thomas
Mary Thomas M.
Frances Thompson
Maximina Trummingham
Emeline Victoria
Emily Victoria
John Waryanna
Antoine Wells
Manuel Williams


Public Health Museum of Tewksbury


UMass Lowell, Center for Lowell History




No Copyright - United States: The organization that has made the Item available believes that the Item is in the Public Domain under the laws of the United States, but a determination was not made as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries.








“Tewksbury Almshouse Intake Records [1854-1884],” Portuguese American Digital Archives, accessed January 23, 2022, https://umlportuguesearchives.omeka.net/items/show/1120.