Pennsylvania Hospital (Philadelphia, Pa.) archives, 1751-1861


Date: 1751-1861 | Size: 42 microfilm_reel(s)


This collection includes minutes and rough minutes of the Managers; Attending Managers' accounts; treasurer's and other financial records; cash books, ledgers, monthly accounts, and receipt books of the steward and matron; materials relating to the medical staff and instruction; patients' records and accounts. There are materials on buildings and grounds and on the library, museum, and the painting of "Christ Healing the Sick" by Benjamin West.

Collection Information

Physical description

42 microfilm reels.


Restrictions on Access:

Some restrictions apply; consult the repository.


Received and accessioned, 04/07/1965 (1965 709mf). See in-house shelf list for additional accession numbers and dates.

Location of originals:

Originals in the Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa.

Early American History Note

This is a microfilm of an early American collection that may be of interest to researchers at the APS and may complement an original manuscript collection at the APS.

Indexing Terms

Corporate Name(s)

  • Humane Society of Philadelphia.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital (Philadelphia, Pa.)
  • Philadelphia Dispensary.
  • Philadelphia Lying-in Charity.
  • Preston's Retreat.


  • Cashbooks.
  • Ledgers.
  • Microfilm Collection

Geographic Name(s)

  • Philadelphia (Pa.) -- Hospitals.


  • Hospitals -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia.
  • Medicine.