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 Inventory for Board of health Minutes 1836 to 1840 

This is a downloadable EXCEL spreadsheet, which is the basis for the Inventory below.

Inventory for Lowell Board of Health Minutes 1836 to 1840

file/image # Identifier Year Date(s) mm/dd/yyyy(s) Title
health board minutes 1836-40_1 Front Cover      
health board minutes 1836-40_2 Back Cover      
health board minutes 1836-40_3 Cover     Cover
health board minutes 1836-40_4 blank page     blank page
health board minutes 1836-40_5 blank page     blank page
health board minutes 1836-40_6 blank page     blank page
health board minutes 1836-40_7 pg 1 1836 05/18/1836 First meeting of the Board of Health Commissioners called May 18th A.D. 1836
health board minutes 1836-40_8 pg 2 1836 05/18/1836 - 05/20/1836 May 1836 - many & various sources of filth & causes of sickness 
health board minutes 1836-40_9 pg 3 1836 05/20/1836 - 05/25/1836 May 1836 - nuisance source of filth or cause of sickness 
health board minutes 1836-40_10 pg 4 1836 05/27/1836 - 05/31/1836 May 1836 -  serve notices on the owners or occupants
health board minutes 1836-40_11 pg 5 1836 05/31/1836 - 06/10/1836 May/June 1836 - praying for the constuction of a Common Sewer
health board minutes 1836-40_12 pg 6 1836 06/12/1836 - 06/20/1836 June 1836 - consider the subject of Health Regulations
health board minutes 1836-40_13 pg 7 1836 07/02/1836 - 07/07/1836 July 1836 - "health regulations" prepared the committee appointed for that purpose be printed
health board minutes 1836-40_14 pg 8 1836 07/11/1836 - 07/25/1836 July 1836 -  authorized to take the lease of the premises of Edward Stevens to be used as a hospital 
health board minutes 1836-40_15 pg 9 1836 08/01/1836 - 08/28/1836 August 1836 - with a form of license for the owners of night carts
health board minutes 1836-40_16 pg 10 1836, 1837 08/28/1836 - 03/10/1837 August 1836, March 1837 - licensed to do night work - removing William Marsh to the Hospital
health board minutes 1836-40_17 pg 11 1837 03/12/1837 - 03/24/1837 March 1837 - authorized to remove all, and any, infected with small pox, to the Hospital 
health board minutes 1836-40_18 pg 12 1837 03/24/1837 March 1837 - To medical attendance on Patients at the Small Pox Hospital 
health board minutes 1836-40_19 pg 13 1837 07/11/1836 Health regulations for the city of Lowell (newspaper clipping)
health board minutes 1836-40_20 pg 14   BLANK PAGE BLANK PAGE
health board minutes 1836-40_21 pg 15 1837 05/01/1837 May 1837 - to correct and regulate everything calculated to impair the public health
health board minutes 1836-40_22 pg 16 1837 05/01/1837 - 05/08/1837 May 1837 - the regulations of the Health Commissioners be reprinted in the papers 
health board minutes 1836-40_23 pg 17 1837 05/08/1837 - 05/21/1837 May 1837 - to serve notices in any case of nuisance or anything hostile to public health 
health board minutes 1836-40_24 pg 18 1837 05/21/1837 - 06/12/1837 May/June 1837 - for a violation of the 14th section of the Health regulations
health board minutes 1836-40_25 pg 19 1837 06/12/1837 - 06/19/1837 June 1837 - for the removal of a piggery on his premises
health board minutes 1836-40_26 pg 20 1837 07/17/1837 - 07/24/1837 July 1837 - of a nuisance consisting of a dead horse at the bend of the river 
health board minutes 1836-40_27 pg 21 1837 08/07/1837 - 08/21/1837 August 1837 - licensed as a doer of night work 
health board minutes 1836-40_28 pg 22 1837 08/21/1837 - 10/02/1837 August/October 1837 - the removal of nuisance occasioned by an imperfect vault 
health board minutes 1836-40_29 pg 23 1837 10/02/1837 - 10/10/1837 October 1937 - four afflicted with small pox pox from the age of 7 to infancy on the acre so called
health board minutes 1836-40_30 pg 24 1837 10/10/1837 October 1937 -The board . . . proceeded to the acre and removed the following persons to the hospital
health board minutes 1836-40_31 pg 25 1837 10/10/1837 October 1937 -The physician of the board authorized to vaccinate or procure vaccination all persons 
health board minutes 1836-40_32 pg 26 1837 10/14/1837 - 10/16/1837 October 1937 - The whole number in the Hospital at this date are fourteen
health board minutes 1836-40_33 pg 27 1837 10/18/1837 - 10/23/1837  October 1937 - Voted That Dr Green be authorized to hire another American female as nurse
health board minutes 1836-40_34 pg 28 1837 10/23/1837 - 10/31/1937  October 1937 -  40 large bundles of oat straw and delivery at the Hospital             
health board minutes 1836-40_35 pg 29 1837 10/30/1937 - 11/13/1837  October 1937 - There have been discharged from the Hospital 
health board minutes 1836-40_36 pg 30 1837 11/13/1837 - 11/24/1837 November 1837 - Reported the discharge of Mrs Dane & Horace Johnson 
health board minutes 1836-40_37 pg 31 1837  11/24/1837 - 11/27/1837 November 1837 - to ensure a correct account or Bill of mortality
health board minutes 1836-40_38 pg 32 1837, 1838 12/11/1837 - 01/09/1838 Dec 1837/Jan 1838 -authorized to settle with Thomas Moore for the use of premises as an Hospital
health board minutes 1836-40_39 pg 33 1838 01/15/1838 - 02/13/1838 Jan/Feb 1838 - The Physician reported the following entries to the hospital
health board minutes 1836-40_40 pg 34 1838 02/13/1838 - 02/21/1838 February 1838 - the support and expenses of patients at the Small Pox Hospital was about $1200.00
health board minutes 1836-40_41 pg 35 1838 02/21/1838 - 03/13/1838 Feb/Mar 1838 - Voted to approve the following bills for expences incurred at Small Pox Hospital 
health board minutes 1836-40_42 pg 36 1838 03/13/1838 - 03/23/1838 March 1838 - Continued from preceding page
health board minutes 1836-40_43 pg 37 1838 03/23/1838 March 1838 - The Physician to the board reported the following admission of patients to the Hospital 
health board minutes 1836-40_44 pg 38 1838 03/23/1838 - 03/31/1838 March 1838 - the settlement for rent & repairs of the same be referred to the next board 
health board minutes 1836-40_45 pg 39 1838 04/16/1838 April 1838 - First Meeting of the Health Commissioners of 1838 
health board minutes 1836-40_46 pg 40 1838 04/16/1838 - 04/23/1838 April 1838 - authority to take all necessary steps for the burial of any who may die of Small Pox
health board minutes 1836-40_47 pg 41 1838 04/23/1838 - 04/30/1838 April 1838 - the Health Regulations for 1837 require the following alterations
health board minutes 1836-40_48 pg 42 1838 04/30/1838 April 1838 - Health Regulations as altered from those of 1837
health board minutes 1836-40_49 pg 43 1838 04/30/1838 April 1838 - Health Regulations as altered from those of 1837
health board minutes 1836-40_50 pg 44 1838 04/30/1838 April 1838 - Health Regulations as altered from those of 1837
health board minutes 1836-40_51 pg 45 1838 04/30/1838 April 1838 - Health Regulations as altered from those of 1837
health board minutes 1836-40_52 pg 46 1838 04/30/1838 April 1838 - Health Regulations as altered from those of 1837
health board minutes 1836-40_53 pg 47 1838 05/01/1838 - 05/07/1838 proceeded to different parts of the city, to examine into nuisances, sources of filth, and causes of sickness
health board minutes 1836-40_54 pg 48 1838 05/07/1838 - 05/14/1838 confer with the Mayor or City Counsel in relation to the Hospital
health board minutes 1836-40_55 pg 49 1838 05/21/1838 - 05/28/1838 for one comforter at $1.50, destroyed by order of the Health Commissioners of 1837
health board minutes 1836-40_56 pg 50 1838 06/04/1838 to enter into said buildings and land, for the purpose of examining into, and destroying, removing . . .
health board minutes 1836-40_57 pg 51 1838 06/04/1838 - 06/05/1838 and every species of filth which can be injurious to the public health
health board minutes 1836-40_58 pg 52 1838 06/05/1838 - 06/11/1838 the board then proceeded to examine the premises
health board minutes 1836-40_59 pg 53 1838 06/18/1838 - 06/20/1838 be directed to remove the swine . . . and that he take them to the Poor Farm
health board minutes 1836-40_60 pg 54 1838 06/20/1838 the board then proceeded to premises owned
health board minutes 1836-40_61 pg 55 1838 06/20/1838 - 07/02/1838 for emptying vaults and privies within this city
health board minutes 1836-40_62 pg 56 1838 07/02/1838 - 07/16/1838 to remove the swine from his premises
health board minutes 1836-40_63 pg 57 1838 07/23/1838 - 07/30/1828 having complained of a vault overflowing on Merrimack Street near his store
health board minutes 1836-40_64 pg 58 1838 07/30/1828 - 08/13/1838 for the use of his building on Lafayette Street as a small pox hospital
health board minutes 1836-40_65 pg 59 1838 08/13/1838 Regulations Relating to cleaning out Privies
health board minutes 1836-40_66 pg 60 1838 08/13/1838 Regulations Relating to cleaning out Privies
health board minutes 1836-40_67 pg 61 1838 08/13/1838 - 08/20/1838 Regulations Relating to cleaning out Privies
health board minutes 1836-40_68 pg 62 1838 08/27/1838 - 09/24/1838 a renewal of his license
health board minutes 1836-40_69 pg 63 1838 10/01/1838 a coorect account or Bill of Mortality within this city
health board minutes 1836-40_70 pg 64 1839 01/17/1839 - 03/18/1839 Voted that Dr. Green procure the printing of the Bill of Mortality
health board minutes 1836-40_71 pg 65   BLANK PAGE BLANK PAGE
health board minutes 1836-40_72 pg 66   BLANK PAGE BLANK PAGE
health board minutes 1836-40_73 pg 67 1839 06/03/1839 Records of Health Commissioners for 1839 - 40
health board minutes 1836-40_74 pg 68 1839 06/03/1839 - 06/04/1839 to serve notices upon certain persons
health board minutes 1836-40_75 pg 69 1839 06/04/1839 Board to revise Health Regulations
health board minutes 1836-40_76 pg 70 1839 06/06/1839  Chairman submits a public notice
health board minutes 1836-40_77 pg 71 1839 06/06/1839  Health Regulations of the city of Lowell
health board minutes 1836-40_78 pg 72 1839 06/06/1839  Health Regulations of the city of Lowell
health board minutes 1836-40_79 pg 73 1839 06/06/1839  Health Regulations of the city of Lowell
health board minutes 1836-40_80 pg 74 1839 06/06/1839  Health Regulations of the city of Lowell
health board minutes 1836-40_81 pg 75 1839 06/06/1839  Health Regulations of the city of Lowell
health board minutes 1836-40_82 pg 76 1839 06/06/1839  Health Regulations of the city of Lowell
health board minutes 1836-40_83 pg 77 1839 06/13/1839 bearing the initials of his name + the words "Scavengers Cart" in large letters
health board minutes 1836-40_84 pg 78 1839 06/17/1839 - 06/24/1839 Hog Pens in the rear od Davis Brick Block
health board minutes 1836-40_85 pg 79 1839 06/24/1839 Memorial to C. C. on Common Sewers
health board minutes 1836-40_86 pg 80 1839 06/24/1839 - 07/15/1839 to remove the nuisance . . . by filling the same with gravel
health board minutes 1836-40_87 pg 81 1839 07/15/1839 - 07/29/1839 Hearse House
health board minutes 1836-40_88 pg 82 1839 07/29/1839 - 08/23/1839 Special meeting and action of board in reference to removal of nuisance
health board minutes 1836-40_89 pg 83 1839 08/23/1839 - 09/09/1839 notices to be served
health board minutes 1836-40_90 pg 84 1839 09/30/1839 - 10/21/1839 Scavengers Exhibit
health board minutes 1836-40_91 pg 85 1839 10/21/1839 - 11/11/1839 that notices be served on owners of tenements
health board minutes 1836-40_92 pg 86 1839 11/18/1839 - 12/16/1839 Physician to prepare Bill of Mortality for 1839
health board minutes 1836-40_93 pg 87 1839, 1840 12/16/1839 - 01/06/1840 reported a bill of mortality for the city for the year 1839
health board minutes 1836-40_94 pg 88 1840 02/03/1840 Doings of Board in relation to S Pox cases
health board minutes 1836-40_95 pg 89 1839, 1840 12/16/1839 - 02/24/1840 to take immediate measures to provide a Hospital
health board minutes 1836-40_96 pg 90 1840 02/24/1840 - 03/26/1840 several persons removed to S. P. Hospital
health board minutes 1836-40_97 pg 91 1840 03/26/1840 patients discharged from S. P. H.
health board minutes 1836-40_98 pg 92 1840 03/26/1840 City's liberal salary divided among Commissioners
health board minutes 1836-40_99 pg 93 1839, 1840 06/06/1839 - 06/27/1840 List of the names of individuals on whom notices have been served during the current year
health board minutes 1836-40_100 pg 94 1839 07/19/1839 - 09/16/1839 List of the names of individuals on whom notices have been served during the current year
health board minutes 1836-40_101 pg 95 1840? 02/25/1840? List of the names of individuals on whom notices have been served during the current year
health board minutes 1836-40_102 pg 96   BLANK PAGE BLANK PAGE
health board minutes 1836-40_103 pg 97 1838 07/14/1838 - 10/13/1838 Notices served
health board minutes 1836-40_104 pg 98 1838 06/25/1838 Notices served - Continued from the next page -
health board minutes 1836-40_105 pg 99 1838 06/07/1838 Notices served - Continuation of list
health board minutes 1836-40_106 pg 100 1838 05/17/1838 - 06/02/1838 Notices served - continued from last page
health board minutes 1836-40_107 pg 101 1837 1837 Notices served
health board minutes 1836-40_108 pg 102 1837 1837 Notices served
health board minutes 1836-40_109 pg 103 1836 1836 Notices served
health board minutes 1836-40_110 pg 104 1838 1838 Notices served
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health board minutes 1836-40_112 pg 106   BLANK PAGE BLANK PAGE
health board minutes 1836-40_113 pg 107   BLANK PAGE BLANK PAGE
health board minutes 1836-40_114 pg 108   back cover back cover